So even though it was 10 degrees in Chicago yesterday organizers of the annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics decided to go ahead with the dip into Lake Michigan. Besides, they had the added publicity value of Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Emanuel agreeing to do this.
However, this event is planned for early March for a reason, I suspect. Most years the outside temperature will be more moderate than this year's arctic air. Watching this sitting in our living room we both had the same reaction: That frigid air and water and sudden fall into the lake could easily have caused a heart attack. Not sure yesterday was the best idea but "cooler" heads prevailed.