Jan 19, 2016 6:54 PM by NBC News
Some folks in northeast Minneapolis have a sense of humor about the brutal cold.
Tom Grotting posted a photo on the Facebook group, "I Love NE Minneapolis" on Friday of two pairs of frozen pants. The jeans stand on their own in the frigid weather. Grotting propped them up near the road on Columbia Parkway.
"I think a few years he's been doing it now. And this year he posted on Facebook and sort of dared people to do it too," said neighbor Jolana Bernhardt.
Bernhardt saw the post. Sunday, her family also froze two pairs of pants and placed them among their patio furniture.
"I just ran them through the washing machine, brought them out after the spin cycle. It took a couple minutes to get them to freeze. Then they were pretty easy to stand up once they started to freeze," she said.