Minnesotans Respond to Frigid Winter With Neighborhood Displays of Frozen Pants

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Amid the Upper Midwest’s frigid winter conditions, Minnesotans are freezing their pants off. Literally.

The outdoor art trend — in which residents are leaving solid-frozen clothing standing up atop snowy lawns — was reported Thursday by a meteorologist at WCCO, a Minneapolis television station.

“Yesterday, right behind me, I saw the man standing in the yard and I didn’t really know what to think,” Minneapolis resident Justin Hauser told WCCO. “I thought it was a person at first, but then saw that it was just frozen clothes.”

Frozen jeans occupy a Minneapolis street corner in January 2016. (Credit: WCCO)
Frozen jeans occupy a Minneapolis street corner in January 2016. (Credit: WCCO)

Hauser said he spotted a pair of upright pants on a walk with his dog, and the pooch was so afraid he tried to run away.

The trend began during a recent cold snap and spread from one home to other houses in a neighborhood of northeast Minneapolis, WCCO reported.

A local photographer told ABC News he does it to entertain a neighbor who is less than enthusiastic about the cold.

Photos of the frozen-pants sight have taken off on social media, and news organizations in Minnesota — and elsewhere — have responded to the trend with glee.

Two pairs of jeans just hanging out in Minneapolis in January 2016. (Credit: WCCO)
Two pairs of jeans just hanging out in Minneapolis in January 2016. (Credit: WCCO)

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