TikTok users are conspiring that the Texas snow was fake after noticing that it doesn’t melt. But, it’s actually just science.
Last week, Texas was hit by its coldest weather in over 30 years. Temperatures reached -18C in the state and over 70 deaths have now been attributed to the snow.
Joe Biden even approved a state of emergency in Texas after over 4.3 million people were left without electricity long-term.
The chaos in Texas is far from over, but as the state returns to some form of normality, conspiracy theories have started rising on TikTok that say that the snow was fake.
Here’s where it all started…
TikTok conspiracy theories say the Texas snow is fake
During the cold weather in Texas, a number of people began filming videos of the snow and uploading them to TikTok to try and prove that the snow is actually fake.
The trend sees people going outside and getting a snowball, before trying to squeeze it and even burn it with a lighter or candle. Then, they realise that the snow doesn’t melt when burned, it just turns black instead.
The fact that the snow doesn’t melt when burned has started a social media conspiracy that the Texas snow is actually fake, and videos related to the so-called theory have been flooding TikTok.
Users are blaming it on the government, writing “the government are lying to us” whilst others thought aliens had something to do with it.
But, there’s actually nothing suspicious about it at all, and it can all be backed up with science.
The fake snow conspiracy debunked
Whilst TikTok’s fake snow conspiracy theories are pretty entertaining, there’s actually no truth to them at all. In fact, there’s an actual scientific reason why snow doesn’t melt when burned.
It’s a process called sublimation, which is the transition of a substance directly from the solid form to a gas without passing through the liquid state.
So, when someone tries to burn snow with a lighter, it turns straight into a gas rather than melting and turning into water.
That’s the Texas snow conspiracy debunked, but it was fun while it lasted!