Friday, January 04, 2008

The Polar Plunge

There is a tradition in Minnesota called the Polar Plunge. This is when incredibly crazy people cut a large hole in the ice, set up float barriers and JUMP IN. Into the water that officials say is the coldest it has been in 10 years. Where there are 15 inches on snow in some parts, and it was only 7 out when this took place.

Off track...sorry.

So, people donate money to charity for the chance to jump into cold freezing water for 30 seconds and swim out. There are people standing by with blankets and medical treatment when people realize just how crazy in case people need it. people are also standing on the edge of the open water with poles, to pull you out if your body freaks out...like normal peoples...and you can't make your way out alone.

The point of this? Well, two guys from my work did the Polar Plunge this year. One from my team, who has done this before, and the other from another department. This would not be a normally blog worthy event, but they were captured on CNN. There is video of a bunch of people jumping into Lake Minnetonka on New Years Day.

Take a look, and laugh along with me. NEVER EVER would you get me to do this!!

3 comments:

Nicki said...

There is no way in the world anyone could convince me to do this! Those people are just crazy!!

Queen B said...

I've always wondered what in the world that was about! At least it is for charity...crazies.

Leah in Iowa said...

My brother used to do this years ago when they called it the Polar Bear Club. I don't know if he's done it in awhile, but I'm like you ~ you'd never catch ME out there!

Happy New Year!

~ Leah