You could hibernate through winter, but that would mean skipping out on the season's adrenaline-pumping sports. Skiing and snowboarding, of course, as well as dogsledding, synchronized skating, and ice diving. Why are you still inside?
Sure, you've heard of ice fishing...but ice diving? It's real, and it's extreme. In the sport, Scuba divers jump in through a hole in the ice, swim beneath the surface, and observe sea life illuminated by eerie, ice-shrouded sunlight.Would you try it?
You can thank a chemical engineer in Michigan -- yes, Michigan -- for inventing the world's first snowboard in 1965. He called it a "snurfer" back then, and the board was nothing more than two skis strapped together. Read on to find out how the scrappy sport went mainstream.