Researchers do a polar plunge – at the South Pole

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DAVIS STATION (CNN) — Many of us have heard of the polar plunge – well, a group of researchers took that title to a literal level.

Researchers at the South Pole decided they would do a polar plunge of their own, and this one was literal.

The scientists at the Davis Station had to saw through a yard of ice, then they set up fake palm trees and jumped right in the frigid water.

The water is said to be around two degrees but that’s pretty balmy, considering the air temperature is around minus 30.

This polar plunge is celebratory for the researchers at the station because this time of year marks the halfway point of their stay on the continent.

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