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New York club jumps into freezing Atlantic

January 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
You may have to be cold blooded to appreciate this. Members of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club waded in the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate New York's record January snowfall.

The club's been swimming on cold winter days for over a century, but this may have been the coldest "dip" ever.

"It's a little painful at first, but then a nice numbness sets in," said one of the swimmers.