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Depends on the length of exposure. First thing is numbness then frostbite. Eventually the finger dies off. I doubt that with -25° you are able to make tissue so brittle that it breaks easily. Maybe after very long exposure you may find stress fractures (my guess is that you require lower temperatures, though, maybe -40).

There are likely to be reports from expeditions with details, though.

 

Also, I wold not try it out, as much as one might encourage experimental validation.

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If you freeze it quickly before giving it time to die, it might become brittle. The ice crystals would break the cell structure from the inside when they expand.

 

Wouldn't you have to flash freeze it for that?

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