Today, thousands of crazy people around the world will jump into freezing cold water.
One of the oldest organised New Year swims is in Vancouver where the Polar Bear Club has been meeting since 1920 and as part of a tradition that started in the 1960s, around 10,000 people will charge into the icy North Sea from the beaches of Scheveningen in the Netherlands for the annual Nieuwjaarsduik. West, across the same sea, in South Queensferry in Scotland, crowds will turn out to enjoy the annual "Loony Dook" in which cheery souls in fancy dress parade through the town acting like "loonies" and then take a "dook", in the ice cold sea.
If you're joining them, there's only one thing more to do today, mix a Hair of the Dog.
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