Living in North Dakota I've had many experiences with freezing fingers, toes, soda, beer, cars, pipes, fuel etc. but had never witnessed the quick freeze.
Since the temp was -4F or -20C I took a 16 oz bottle of water out of the fridge and set it out on the front stoop.
I checked on it after a little more than an hour and the top half of the bottle was already frozen, shaking did nothing.
I'm still a skeptic.