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Frozen pants invade Minnesota neighborhood

Posted on Monday, 4 February, 2019 | Comment icon 5 comments

At least the freezing temperatures are good for something. Image Credit: Tom Grotting
A bizarre viral challenge has seen people leave their frozen jeans standing up outside in the snow.
Things have been undeniably chilly in some parts of the United States in recent weeks, but that hasn't stopped people from seeing the positive side as evidenced by this rather peculiar viral trend.

The 'frozen pants' movement began back in 2013 in Minneapolis when Tom Grotting started freezing pairs of wet jeans outside in freezing temperatures and then posing them around his neighborhood.

Since then, hundreds of others have gotten in on the act, resulting in countless pairs of disembodied pants being left standing around parks, street corners and outside buildings.

Last month, Grotting and his brother left some outside St. Olaf College's new hockey arena.

"It was cold as cold gets that morning and I thought it would be a good opportunity to freeze some pants, of course, so I brought a couple of pairs of big daddys in a bucket," he told Huffington Post.

"We soaked 'em up and draped them over the signs out front and went to dinner. When we came back, the pants were hard as a rock and the game was starting so we had to get busy."

Some more examples of frozen pants can be viewed in the video below.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (5)

Tags: Frozen Pants

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by spartan max2 on 4 February, 2019, 19:26
We need Jimmy Neutron!! 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Seti42 on 4 February, 2019, 19:45
That is a cool idea (sorry about the pun) for a winter installation.
Comment icon #3 Posted by and then on 4 February, 2019, 21:24
Ahhh, Minnesnowta... I think they used to refer to this kind of behavior as "cabin fever"  
Comment icon #4 Posted by UFO_Monster on 5 February, 2019, 5:27
I will be honest. I tried to replicate this here, but it wasn't cold enough. So we opted for snowmen with pants instead.
Comment icon #5 Posted by cathya on 5 February, 2019, 18:34
A lot of people up here in Alaska, in the interior...use the cold weather to dry their laundry. It's pretty common.  

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