Don't pee on me and tell me it's getting warmer

Today's weird story: a group of hikers who got lost in the Adirondacks last week reportedly tried to keep themselves warm by... urinating on each other. (No, that doesn't work because, well, physics.) People do all sorts of strange things when they start freezing -- the strangest is probably "paradoxical undressing," in which people start to take their clothes off. Rather, that was the strangest. [TU] [Outside Magazine]

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I know that peeing on each other works to keep you warm because of all those times I've stepped out of a hot shower and stayed super warm as I walked across the cold house.

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These guys should be socked in the jaw.

Maybe they all were stung by the elusive Mountain Jellyfish and needed to neutralize the burns!

How drunk were they?

The route these guys planned for a day hike is basically humanly impossible. They are clearly incapable of reading a map, so it shouldn't shock anyone that they thought getting wet would make them warmer.

I think the key phrase is "The five hikers, all from Miami..."

I can just picture it now - these tired and cold hikers are rescued by the Rangers - and the first words from the hiker's mouths was that they urinated on each other. The Ranger holds up his hands and says "TMI dude, TMI"

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