Thursday, October 19, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Hot springs holds 'hair freezing' competition


Posted on Sunday, 26 February, 2017 | Comment icon 11 comments
Every year, visitors to the Takhini Hot Springs in Yukon are challenged to freeze their hair and brows.
The unique contest, which offers prizes of up to $700 to those who can submit the best frozen hair photographs, takes place in temperatures which rarely exceed -25 degrees Fahrenheit.


Those looking to take part simply need to wet their hair in the hot springs and then wait for the freezing air to take its course. The organizers maintain that the process does not damage the hair and that simply dipping it in to the warm water of the springs will thaw it out again instantly.

A look at some of last year's most popular entries can be viewed in the video below.


Source: Huffington Post | Comments (11)

Tags: Yukon, Hair Freeze

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #2 Posted by EnderOTD on 26 February, 2017, 18:56
Might not be so cool on the lower regions though
Comment icon #3 Posted by Noawareness on 26 February, 2017, 21:23
Truely this is... an unexplained mystery
Comment icon #4 Posted by glorybebe on 26 February, 2017, 21:52
There are some really fun pictures of entrants.  I would be worried my hair would break off
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado on 26 February, 2017, 22:08
Not having much hair and being a middle-aged man I'd be fearful my increasingly hairy ears fell off.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Hawkin on 27 February, 2017, 6:35
Imagine a guy with a hairy chest and arms.
Comment icon #7 Posted by paperdyer on 2 March, 2017, 17:24
At least the Polar Bear Club wears Speedos
Comment icon #8 Posted by paperdyer on 2 March, 2017, 17:26
I resemble that remark.  I don't want to think about that or the nether regions post above.  At my age I've shrunk enough.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Hawkin on 4 March, 2017, 22:11
A co-worker is extremely hairy and we call him Sasquatch.
Comment icon #10 Posted by qxcontinuum on 6 March, 2017, 5:39
isn't it a danger to potentialy catch o powerful cold or meningitis
Comment icon #11 Posted by MWoo7 on 6 March, 2017, 5:47
I wish that was an absolute fact beyond all doubt because all health clinics hospitals etc etc. should have posters and flyers YELLING AT the adults to quit leaving the kids on the floor (lowest 6 inches of air)of living rooms and to quit yanking them out of the bath and into ice cold cars during winter months to get to class, work or college on time.  Between that and quarts of sugar we make them eat DAILY! its a wonder they live at all.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6008332
258413
170251

 
 Space Exploration, Spaceflight and Astronomy
  Is there a center of the universe?
  I Wonder What The Universe Really Looks Like
  Age of the Universe
 Stories, Sightings & Experiences
  Random blood spots
  Ghost playing with a balloon?
  Kundalini
Google invents an AI that learns on its own
10-18-2017
The search giant has developed an artificial intelligence capable of learning without human intervention.
Saturn's rings are raining down methane
10-18-2017
NASA has revealed the discovery of methane and other chemicals in the gas giant's upper atmosphere.
48 million-year-old bird fossil unearthed
10-18-2017
A prehistoric species of bird that preened itself like a flamingo has been discovered in Germany.
Bolsover Castle is voted 'England's spookiest'
10-17-2017
Built on an ancient burial ground, Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire has a reputation for being haunted.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Recreating your face from DNA
Posted 10-18-2017 | 0 comments
Is it possible to determine someone's appearance from a sample of their DNA ?
 
Schlieren imaging in color
Posted 10-16-2017 | 2 comments
A look at Schlieren imaging - a technique that can help to visualize tiny differences in air.
 
Glowing creatures of the deep
Posted 10-15-2017 | 0 comments
This vintage clip sees Sir David Attenborough descending in to the dark depths of the sea.
 
Slow motion pellet split
Posted 10-14-2017 | 0 comments
The Slo Mo Guys attempt to split an air gun pellet with a knife to pop two balloons.
 
Dog with world's longest tongue
Posted 10-12-2017 | 2 comments
Meet Mochi Rickert - a female St Bernard with a tongue measuring 18.58 cm in length.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
Sleep paralysis or real encounter?
10-18-2017 | United Kingdom
 
Ghost playing with a balloon?
10-18-2017 | Australia
 
Impossible phone call
10-18-2017 | West Virginia
 
Seeing cats
10-18-2017 | Santa Rosa
 
Fourth of July UFO show
10-18-2017 | Hillsboro ND
 
Guardian angel ?
9-13-2017 | Middle of nowhere Iowa
 
I'm not normal, but I'm not alone
9-13-2017 | South Africa
 
When I was very little
9-13-2017 | Sturgis So.Dakota
 
Weird light orbs and chills
9-13-2017 | Poland
 
Unexplained light flashes
8-30-2017 | Louisiana
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ