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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.


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