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(The Atlantic)   Of all the clubs in the world, the 300 Club may be the toughest to join. To become a member you have to endure a swing of 300 degrees F, starting in a 200 deg sauna in Antarctica and then running, naked to the South Pole and back   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, McMurdo Station, local church, Kevin Bjella, waking up early, South Pole, social dynamics  
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6017 clicks; posted to Main » on 08 Jan 2014 at 11:24 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-08 11:34:08 AM  
2 votes:
I'm mildly impressed that the wide fluctuation in temperature doesn't immediately strike them dead.
2014-01-08 11:45:13 AM  
1 vote:

Lady J: men are really weird

8 did in in the article, equally split between men and women.

PEOPLE are really weird :-)
2014-01-08 11:44:31 AM  
1 vote:
I'm gonna start my own 300 club, with blackjack and hookers!
2014-01-08 11:44:01 AM  
1 vote:

cgraves67: I'm mildly impressed that the wide fluctuation in temperature doesn't immediately strike them dead.

That's what I was wondering too. I know polar bear plunges can cause heart attacks, and those aren't anywhere nearly as extreme a temperature differential as this insanity.
2014-01-08 11:36:16 AM  
1 vote: Full Size

Shhh! Just let them be...
2014-01-08 11:33:24 AM  
1 vote:
i have this image of running with one hand over my junk and the other over my mouth or nose or ears... in the snow... in 100 degrees below... and then i think, wait, they start in a 200 degree sauna!?!  I've cooked a tenderloin at that temperature!
2014-01-08 10:49:41 AM  
1 vote:
I met one of those guys once.

He told me that one of them tripped on the run once, and apparently at that temperature you stick to the ice a-la A Christmas Story. His words about what you do then? "One guy grabs each arm, you ignore the screams, lift, and run."
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