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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Hundreds take the leap for Special Olympics

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - FREEZIN' FOR A REASON? Hundreds take the leap for Special Olympics and live to tell about it!

Sure, there's a good reason to jump, but you have to be cautious! It's brutal out there!
Here are Steve Betchkal's Top Ten Ways to Combat Hypothermia, Polar Plunge Style...

1. ​Scream loudly
2. Use the Hypothermia Buddy System: Freeze with your friends
3. Beat down those same friends to get out of the 33 degree water first...
4. Concentrate your last remaining calories on the sprint to the warming tent
5. Don't worry; that outer layer of nerve endings will grow back!
6. Wear a tutu
7. Wear a chicken hat
8. Jump with a space heater
9. Reduce the amount of bare exposed skin to legs, arms, head, and stomach.
10. Never mind the pain, it's all over in 60 seconds.

See who survived the Half Moon Lake Dunk Tank Test -- tonight at 6!
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