People in Minnesota have to be nice because the winter is not; January temperatures consistently hover in the single digits in parts of the state. But one man has dared to laugh in the face of cold: Tom Grotting, who has reportedly started a pants-freezing sensation in the Minneapolis area

Waiting for the city to warm up

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According to a report from WILX in Michigan, Grotting has been freezing pants for years, and he learned the technique from his brother. Hopefully this means that pants-freezing is a Grotting family tradition, passed down from father-to-son and from brother-to-brother for hundreds of years.