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Blue-jean frisbee and extreme al dente: Cold weather tricks

Thursday, January 16th 2020, 3:55 pm - It's cold in parts of Canada, with unrelenting temperatures seizing the Prairies.

The freeze gripping the Prairies has set new records in Alberta and Saskatchewan with lows into the -40s in several communities.

The trend is expected to continue into the weekend. Environment Canada is warning nighttime wind chill values in the -45 to -50 range into the weekend for parts of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba before a warm-up on Monday.

When the temperature drops that low, it provides a unique opportunity for cold-weather activities.

FLYING PANTS

If you leave wet pants and shirts outside in this weather, they'll become aerodynamic -- as evidenced by our own Kyle Brittian in the video above.

It's gained international attention, receiving kudos from Jimmy Fallon:

Other cold-hardy Canadians have risen to the challenge.

FROZEN SPAGHETTI

Here's another thing we've learned during this cold spell:

Temperatures of -30°C don't provide the best setting for an outdoor picnic -- unless you like your pasta crunchy:

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