Advertisement

We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

freezing

It's so cold in this US city that everyone is quite literally freezing their pants off

The trend was started back in 2013.

WE THINK WE KNOW cold here in Ireland, but we have no idea.

In the US state of Minnesota, it’s currently so cold that people have started doing freezing trousers for fun. Yep, that’s exactly what you think it is.

Locals are soaking their trousers in water, hanging them outside to freeze, then setting them out like creepy, creepy lawn ornaments.

The trend was started by Tom Grotting, who has been doing it to prank his neighbours since 2013.

“Now all over Northeast Minneapolis, people are freezing their pants,” he told ABC News.

I mostly do it for my neighbour, Diane. The winter gets a little long and she doesn’t like it very much, so it’s mostly entertainment for Diane.

Inspired.

Written by Valerie Loftus and posted on DailyEdge.ie

[image alt="" src="http://cdn.thejournal.ie/media/2016/01/img2-thejournal-232.png" width="600" height="115" credit-url="" credit-source="" credit-via="" credit-via-url="" wp-id="wp-image-2560666" class="alignnone" /end]

A Dublin school’s early morning Maniac 2000 rave is going viral on Facebook>

Reddit sent toys and nappies to a mother whose fiancé died on Christmas Eve>

Readers like you are keeping these stories free for everyone...
A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article. Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
9
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.