Could you sit on a block of ice for 48 hours?
Two women and four men shared the $3,100 prize for remaining on 8.25-foot-tall blocks of ice during the 48-hour contest.
Competitors said the worst part of the competition was not the cold - temperatures dipped below -18 F. The biggest problem was the monotony, even though they were allowed to come down for 10-minute toilet breaks every other hour.
Organizer Annica Andersson said the contest has been held annually for a dozen years.
It was brought to the Swedish town of Vilhelmnina by a local resident. He had participated in a similar competition in Russia.
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- Posted on February 10, 2013