Look At These Butts Running Into Tasmania’s Freezing Waters Like It’s NBD

Right at the crack of dawn.

Don’t pretend you’ve never wondered what 670 butts in a river looks like. Look no further because here’s a snapshot, and it looks as manic as it (probably, most likely) feels.

Don't pretend you've never wondered what 670 butts in a river looks like. Look no further because here's a snapshot, and it looks as manic as it (probably, most likely) feels.

Rosie Hastie / Museum of Old and New Art

It was nine degrees on a winter morning in Hobart, and all these people could think about was stripping down and running bare naked into the Derwent River.

It was nine degrees on a winter morning in Hobart, and all these people could think about was stripping down and running bare naked into the Derwent River.

Rosie Hastie / Museum of Old and New Art

Tasmanians call this the Nude Solstice Swim and as part of Hobart’s winter festival, Dark Mofo, the event is their annual ritual celebrating the end of the longest night of the year.

Tasmanians call this the Nude Solstice Swim and as part of Hobart's winter festival, Dark Mofo, the event is their annual ritual celebrating the end of the longest night of the year.

Rosie Hastie / Museum of Old and New Art

There must be something in the water.

There must be something in the water.

Rosie Hastie / Museum of Old and New Art


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