“Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d have frozen to death.” ~ Mark Twain
Book Your Flight: Canada’s International Hair Freezing Competition Is Here
If you’re looking to instantly transform your hairstyle, head to Takhini Hot Pools in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The natural hot springs there make it possible to bathe outdoors in extreme freezing weather, resulting in some impressive ‘dos when people get their hair wet and let it harden. As Smithsonian reports, the practice has become so popular that there’s now an annual competition to see who can freeze their hair into the most impressive shapes.
The International Hair Freezing Contest started in February 2011 as a spin-off of the local Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous. After competing in winter sporting events all day, athletes from the rendezvous would head to Takhini to take a mineral bath in one of the pools fed by the area’s natural hot spring. The manager at the time turned the relaxation session into another competition when he asked bathers to sculpt their wet hair into frozen works of art. Whoever ended up with the best selfie won the contest.
~ Michelle Debczak Mental Floss Canada Hair Freezing Competition(mentalfloss.com, February 10, 2010)
Most of the blogs I have been reading the last week or so revolve around the crazy weather we have been having all across the continent. I ran across the above article this morning, and thought I would share. Hope you’ve enjoyed!
Strangely enough, our weather in Parksville was great up until 7 days ago, it started snowing here exactly one week ago today. It was our first real snowfall of the winter. I look outside now and it’s really begun coming down again. It would be another “in” day for Brenda and me today, except we have pickleball this afternoon so I think we’ll definitely go. At least we can count on lots of playing time today. One look outside and I’m sure most of the others will be staying home!
Stay warm everyone … K.