Though there was plenty to protest at yesterday's New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim, it looks like many participants chose to focus on the 108-year-old tradition of plunging into the freezing water for "stamina, virility and immunity" instead of the possible destruction of many boardwalk favorites. Or perhaps they were just happy they could hang out in 50 degree air, instead of the 0 degree water at the Polar Bear Swim in Lake Erie. Check out the video below of the revelers, and be glad you're watching it from the comfort of somewhere with heating:
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