This looks terrifying but it’s a common practice in Russia.
I'll tell you that I'm not a fan of cold weather, or cold water, or iced coffee for that matter. I like my temperature to be warm and preferably with the sun shining for at least a few hours each day. But that's mostly because I've lived in warm-weathered states all my life. Put me somewhere in the middle of winter and I can assure you that I wouldn't survive more than 48 hours. Truth be told, it's because I basically live in my flip flops. Heck, I don't even own a pair of decent boots! But would I ever take a dip in a freezing lake? Or better yet, dip my children in a freezing lake? Heck, no! And I'm sure a lot of Americans would agree with me in saying that letting your kids swim in cold water is insane. And that's why this video of a young mother dipping her BABY into a freezing lake is making the Internet rounds this week. But there's an explanation to it, too. You have absolutely got to see this. But let me warn you that the video might be disturbing for some. Credit: News Now/Facebook