It's the middle of January in Minnesota, and temperatures have been around 0 degrees for several days now. While most people loathe this type of weather, Tom Grotting, a resident of Minneapolis, relishes it. With the cold weather outside, Grotting decided to do one of his favorite winter traditions.
He displayed two pairs of frozen jeans outside his home like an art sculpture.
Grotting, who originally got the idea from his brother, has been doing this activity for years. He told KARE 11 he considers it to be "lowbrow entertainment."
He posted a photo of his frozen pants on Facebook.
His neighbor, Jolan Bernhardt, saw the pants and replicated it with her own jeans outside.
"I just ran them through the washing machine, brought them out after the spin cycle. It took a couple minutes to get them to freeze. Then they were pretty easy to stand up once they started to freeze," Bernhardt told KARE. "I just think it's a fun thing to do. It's cold in Minnesota and, you know, we can make our pants stay up."
Soon the trend of frozen pants went viral online and caught on throughout Minneapolis.
Residents froze jeans, corduroys, and sweatpants.
This odd activity brought a little warmth to Minnesotans' hearts during this time of frigid temperatures.