Frozen Pants Challenge – level 3

17-02-2021 07:00

The US has seen temperatures plummet in a weather condition known as the polar vortex in recent weeks.

However, Americans have come up with a novel way to have some fun in the harsh conditions, and social media is being populated with photos of frozen pants left out in the cold to stand upright all on their own.

If you want to enter the frozen pants challenge, here’s how it works. You soak your pants in water and then hang them on a clothesline or outside railing and let them freeze. Before they reach stiff-as-a-board status, you shape them to look as if there was an actual body inside. Then you simply stand them outside like you might place a snowman.

The challenge isn’t only limited to pants. People have been freezing pajama pants, hockey and karate uniforms, and even police uniforms.

Difficult words: plummet (to fall rapidly), polar vortex (a large area of low pressure and cold air that surrounds both of the Earth’s poles, and it becomes stronger in winter), populated (occupied in large numbers).

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