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Crazy People Chainsawed A Frozen Lake To Make A Spinning Ice Carousel

Video: Winter makes people desperate. Being surrounded by snow for months saps the fun out of the world. Walking on a frozen ice lake is not comforting. But screw it all. Because people need to be, well, people, crazy folks that were sick of winter this year decided to chainsaw up a frozen lake and make a moving carousel on ice. It looks like so much fun!


Why Haven't These Dirty Piles Of Snow Melted Already?

Over the winter, the Eastern US was blanketed in blizzard after blizzard. As a stark reminder of Mother Nature’s bitchiness, two snow-plowed piles of that record snowfall lingered well into summer in two different cities. One of them is still frozen — a mud-caked sno-cone slowly oozing in the sun.


Brace For The Cold, Australia: Cold Fronts To Blast The Nation This Weekend

Get your big coats, scarves and gloves, Australia: this weekend is set to be a chilly one according to the Bureau Of Meteorology. Think zero degrees in parts of New South Wales and Victoria.


Lukla Endeavour Hands-On: An Aerogel Jacket That Doesn't Overheat

The first time I held a piece of aerogel was one of those reality-bending experiences that reorganizes the molecule of your brain a little. It was a block about the size of a Rubix Cube, it looked like a faint wisp of cloud, and it weighed nothing. Not literally nothing — but so little that my body could not perceive its weight at all. So when I had the chance to test a jacket filled with the stuff, I jumped.


How To Keep Your Dog Safe And Warm This Winter

You wouldn’t venture nearly naked into the frozen wastes of your neighbourhood during the dead of winter just to use the outhouse, so why do you expect your dog to? Here are the tips and tech you’ll need to keep your little buddy unfrozen until the thaw comes.


How To Gain Traction When You're Running Or Walking On Snow And Ice

Even though winter conditions in Australia are nowhere near as tough as some places in the northern hemisphere, the technology exists to utterly eliminate poor-traction in any weather. You can either add it (affordably!) to your existing boots or shoes or buy a dedicated pair and it will help whether you’re just walking to work or want to keep training no matter the weather.


Watch A Rabbit Artfully Hop And Jump Around Inside An Avalanche

Video: I don’t know what compelled this white rabbit to pop out of nowhere and run straight into the avalanche and start hopping away, but I can use my human brain to come up with rabbit reasons. I only see three options: it sees the collapsing snow as a giant mate orgy, it thinks jumping around inside an avalanche is fun like how we see surfing waves, or it’s just a rabbit seeing the world collapse and just jumping for his life. Either way, it’s pretty impressive hopping.


Video: The Stunning Still Beauty Of Antarctica

I think heaven on Earth is Antarctica. Or at least, that’s what it looks like to me. It’s so peaceful and serene and beautiful and pure that it looks like an untouched world. Kalle Ljung filmed this view of Antarctica over a 20-day trip and it’s just gorgeous shot after gorgeous shot. The white is so lovely.


We Tested Waterproof Down By Jumping In A Frozen Lake

Down is the most effective, commonly available insulator known to man. So long as you keep it dry. But new hydrophobic down coatings promise to retain its warmth when wet. We tested that claim by cutting a hole in a frozen lake and jumping through it.


How To Survive An Avalanche

Want to have fun in the snow outside a ski resort? Then avalanches are going to be a huge risk. Thirty-five people were killed by them in the US last winter alone. But, with a little preparation, a few gadgets and some basic knowhow, they can be survivable.


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