I’m about 100% sure these are the same morons that skipped science in school, because “who needs it” or “the words in the bible is enough”. Just to prove my point, dumbass sarahmojo on TikTok first holds the melting snow above an electric hairdryer, because we all know that’s smart. I’m guessing she also sits in the bathtub with a toaster on the edge. Next up she questions the “mysterious” black substance; that’s soot … you f*king moron! It’s caused by the butane from the lighter — not the actual snow itself. Again kids, stay in school.
Climate change isn’t to blame for the deadly winter storm in Texas… Bill Gates is, these nut jobs are sure of.
Apparently the Microsoft co-founder has taken time out of his busy schedule planting microchips in Covid vaccines to attack the Lone Star state with blanket of fake snow, at least according to some have-a-go scientists on TikTok.
Several users are posting “proof’ the inclement weather is actually the nefarious work of the software billionaire, because he, well… we’re not quite sure why yet.
“This goes out to our government and Bill Gates. Thank you Bill Gates for trying to f—— trick us that this is real snow,” one woman declares as she unveils her amateur science experiment: a cigarette lighter and a supposed snowball.
“You’ll see it’s not melting and it’s going to burn,” she exclaims, as she holds the flame to the sus snow. “Snow don’t burn. Snow f—— melts. No water, no dripping, no nothing.”
“If I put this s— in the microwave, it’s going to start sparking because there’s metal mixed in it.”
And thus was born the idea for the next science experiment, as she loaded the “snow” (actually providing her own air quotes here) into the microwave.
Thankfully, the microwave doesn’t explode, and the “mysterious” white substance actually does begin to melt.
She’s not the only Texan unconvinced; another experiment going viral on social media, a woman ignites a roaring flame on a tea light, and holds a ball of ice above it for literally seconds; and somehow, the ice doesn’t immediately transmute into flowing water.
“Not melting… and turning black,” she noted.
She follows up her experiment by plugging in a hairdryer and holding a chunk of ice above it.
“Holding a piece of ice over an electrical device may be just slightly dumber than voting for Ted Cruz,” one Twitter observer noted. “Slightly.”
As many people on Twitter pointed out, the snowballs won’t instantly start dripping because the water is absorbed by the rest of the snow; should the damning experiments have continued past the first few seconds, the snow would have indeed melted.
As for the mysterious black substance; that’s soot. It’s caused by the butane from the lighter — not the actual snow itself. Again kids, stay in school.
Since Bill Gates spends much of his time, money, energy and knowledge battling against climate change, we’re still not sure what his critics think he hopes to achieve by freezing Texas… but stay tuned to TikTok to find out.
Gates has donated to a Harvard climate project called Scopex that’s experimenting with ways to dim the sun in an effort to slow the effects of climate change. Climate-change-denying dumb, dumbs have frequently brought up Gates’ donation, though the real sun-blocking experiment hasn’t even begun.
Some of these people spreading this crap Facebook and Telegram have also claimed that President Joe Biden somehow caused the storm in Texas.The hashtag #governmentsnow on TikTok had 1 million views as of Monday. One video with the hashtag claimed that if President Donald Trump were still in office, it would be spring 😂😂😂
As TikTok has rapidly increased in popularity in the past year, it has struggled to rein in misinformation on the platform. A TikTok representative did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. TikTok’s community guidelines say it doesn’t allow “misinformation related to emergencies that induces panic.”
Yotam Ophir, an assistant professor at the University of Buffalo who researches media persuasion, told Insider that in times of crisis like the storm in Texas, people tend to “fall back on all kinds of biases and shortcuts that they use to make sense of the situation.”
Naturally, some of those biases and shortcuts are “political in nature,” Ophir said. When someone like Gates, who is frequently the subject of far-right conspiracy theories, becomes a popular scapegoat, that can be extremely appealing to people looking for answers.
Like many conspiracy theories, this one isn’t new. The claim also circulated in January 2014, when the southern US had a rare snowstorm. News outlets debunked the claim; a CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, explained sublimation in a YouTube video (see below) that has more than 100,000 views. Several of the top comments on Monday were from 2021, with some users still questioning the science and calling the video “bs.”
So as we closing in on almost completing month number two of 2021, and TikTok user sarahmojo are already a strong contestant for Internet-Idiot-of-the-Years-2020 award.