Takhini Hot Springs’ Frozen Hair Contest

Canada’s historical hot springs site, Takhini Hot Springs, has been hosting tourists and even the US Army, from as far back as the 1940s. Its two indoor pools are a favorite for usual temperature-defying events, such as February’s Hair Freezing Contest. When the temperature plummets to -30 degrees Celsius, participants’ hair can freeze in a mere 60 seconds.

Tent Tourist Takes Stunning Photos

Thirty-five-year-old Russian photographer Oleg Grigoriev, a former lawyer who lives in Ukraine, undertook a life-affirming trip through the mountains of central Asia and Eastern Europe, capturing his breathtaking environment on camera along the way. His adventure was inspired by a visit to the Fann Mountains of Tajikistan.