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It's So Cold in Minnesota... that Fans Are Heating Up Their Beers to Keep Them From Freezing

Not even a historical viking could handle this.

It's so cold (-10°) at the @Vikings tailgate they have to WARM UP their #beer to keep it from freeezing.
— Mike Seidel (@mikeseidel) January 10, 2016

Good God, y'all. It's colder than a polar bear's toenail out there in Minnesota—to the point that tailgaiters were heating up their beers by the fire, just to keep them from freezing. Just how cold is it? Hoo buddy, well let me tell you!


It is so cold, that beer freezes as it hits the air. So cold, that it's making beer slushies out of that mess.

slush waterfall baby
— ron browse (@AbeBroman) January 10, 2016

It's so cold, that the press box looks like the set of a high school rendition of A Christmas Carol:

Frost blocking my view. Don't ever let anyone tell you sportswriters don't have it rough sometimes.
— Bart Hubbuch (@BartHubbuch) January 10, 2016

The Vikings are handing out window scrapers in the press box. So, yeah, cold.
— Greg Bishop (@GregBishopSI) January 10, 2016

It's sooooo cold, that home field advantage has been rendered obsolete.

Seahawks players aren't from Minnesota so they won't be used to cold weather. You know who else isn't from Minnesota? The Vikings players.
— John Moe (@johnmoe) January 7, 2016

It's so cold that even Seattle Seahawks punter Jon Ryan's nosebleed froze to his face.

It's "Nose bleed freezing on your face" cold in Minneapolis.
— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) January 10, 2016

It's soooo cold, that batteries won't work unless they have their own fire fan.

It's so cold that ESPN's Cris Carter claims that the temperatures can take a couple inches off of your height.

It's so cold, that the G-D Gjallarhorn snapped into pieces.

It's so cold that… Well, actually it's quantifiable:

COLDEST game in @Vikings history. #SeahawksVikings: -6 degrees at kickoff with a windchill of -25! #ouch
— Indra Petersons (@IndraPetersons) January 10, 2016


Yes, it's that cold, and yet you have fools out there pulling this kind of shenaniganery:

Bud Grant displaying some Old Man Strength.
— VICE Sports (@VICESports) January 10, 2016

It's an absolutely baltic -20°C in Minnesota - and this fan is wearing no shirt!
— (@The42_ie) January 10, 2016

It really actually makes you wonder just how humans ever deemed a place like that habitable. No wonder the vikings of lore looked like this:

Everyone's beard is freezing in Minnesota
— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) January 10, 2016