Chilling out: Austrian breaks document for standing in field of ice

Melk (Austria), September 5

An Austrian on Saturday saved his cool and set a brand new world document for standing in a field stuffed with ice cubes, lasting a teeth-chattering two hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds.

Wearing solely a pair of swimming trunks, 42-year-old Josef Koeberl was coated in ice as much as his shoulders in a clear field, his arms crossed towards his chest. He beat the earlier document for full-body contact with ice of two hours, eight minutes and 47 seconds, which he set himself final 12 months.

“It’s a great feeling, above all the sun — the warmth feels good,” Koeberl advised reporters after rising from his frozen confinement right into a balmy afternoon within the city of Melk on the Danube, the place a small crowd watched him on the principle sq..

“I’ll manage to put my socks on myself. The first thing that has to warm up are your feet,” he mentioned. Reuters

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