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    The #FrozenPantsChallenge Proves Just How Cold It Is Right Now

    You know it's cold when you can do the #FrozenPantsChallenge.

    So, here's the understatement of the week: It's cold out.

    How cold is it in Chicago at the moment....?

    It's so damn cold that the Midwest is basically shutting down.

    My door handle was frozen 🤦🏽‍♂️

    So when you're stuck at home due to freezing cold weather and you're bored, what do you do? One option: the #FrozenPantsChallenge.

    @BlakeNorthcott Meanwhile in Minneapolis Minnesota...

    Yep, people are putting their pants outside, where they freeze so solid in the sub-zero temperatures that they can stand on their own.

    With suspenders, nonetheless. #frozenpants

    The trend seems to have stemmed from Minnesotan Tom Grotting, who has been doing this every winter for at least a few years.

    This year, Grotting went beyond just pants and froze a whole suit.

    I froze @mikepalmquist ’s tuxedo yesterday and the dog was barking all afternoon. Thought it was the mail carrier. #frozenpants

    People are even making videos, like this one, which shows just how frozen solid those pants are.

    Hey Polar Vortex, you may freeze my @JusticeForGirl pants but you’ll never kill their style #FrozenJustice #SisterhoodOfTheFrozenPants #PolarVortex #MNnice #BoldNorth #Negative50 #WinterFun #PerfectLanding

    Brrrr.

    تحدّي الملابس المجمدة في أنحاء الولايات الأمريكية في درجة حرارة 31 تحت الصفر❄️🌨️☃️ #frozenpants

    Even the Chisago County sheriff's office in Minnesota is getting in on the trend.

    It's like making a snowman, but...not.

    #frozenpants #windchill #Minnesota #haha when it’s too cold to go anywhere...create your own fun! #funny

    Try to stay warm out there, people.

    THEY DON’T EVEN HAVE A COLOR TO DESCRIBE HOW COLD IT’S GOING TO BE