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See some different Polar Plunges around the world

Friday, February 17, 2012 | 5:09 p.m. CST; updated 1:04 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, participants of the Polar Plunge will brave the chilly waters at Stephens Lake Park to raise money for mid-Missouri Special Olympics. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. when plungers will enter the water adorned in their costumes. KOMU Weather projects a sunny afternoon with temperatures in the low 40s.

In order to get you in the mood, we have pulled together some videos of plunges from around the world. Saturday's participants can count themselves lucky: the weather will be nothing like the places featured in these videos.

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In Canada, plungers survived a snowy day while jumping into the frozen lake.

It may not have been snowing in Bend, Oreg. for the Polar Plunge, but participants still dealt with near-negative temperatures.

Special Olympics of Utah had a nice turnout for their Polar Plunge even though the lake was 30 degrees Fahrenheit.

In Antarctica, a penguin felt a little uncomfortable with nearby plungers.

Will you be at the plunge this weekend, or have you participated before? Send us your photos at submissions@ColumbiaMissourian.com.


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