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Cold endurance test


Men pour cold water onto themselves during an annual cold-endurance festival at the Kanda Myojin Shinto shrine in Tokyo on Saturday. Pouring cold water on their bodies is believed to purify their souls.

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I thought the ice bucket challenge fad has passed...

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Vagabond: You beat me to it! haha. Anyway, I don't see how this is 'endurance', really. Endurance would be seeing how long they can sit under a cold waterfall,or sit in cold water in general. Or do they continue to pour the water over their heads?

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I think hot tea and a pastry is better for soul purification.

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A cold beer does the job for me. In the mouth, not over the head.

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I did this, and believe me, my soul is completely purified! All past misdeeds forgiven!

Seriously, these guys are at least a little bit nuts...

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I was very drunk during the FUNDOSHI event, so I don't remember anything!!

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Talk about shrinkage...

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