While a huge portion of the United States is doing keg stands with hot cocoa and tripling up on socks to stay warm during the “polar vortex,” there are some humans with the admirable ability to withstand low temperatures. Some can even brave the elements in no clothes at all. And would you believe me if I told you there is someone who could sit on an outdoor toilet in Antarctica completely naked while reading a book? “Of course not,” you’d say. “No human would do that. I’ll bet you a million dollars you don’t have a photo of that to show me.”
Well, thanks to Alexander Skarsgard, you now owe me a million dollars. I’ll accept cash or check or a million-dollar McDonald’s gift card — take your pick. That’s right, everyone’s favorite Swedish TV vampire posed for a lovely photograph after he reached the South Pole in Antarctica as part of Prince Harry’s Walking With the Wounded challenge. His team’s guide, Inge Solheim, shared the photo on Instagram, pointing out in the caption that it’s -30 degrees Celsius, which is -22 degrees Fahrenheit. And thus women everywhere are currently struggling over whether to swoon or gag. I mean, he’s naked, but he’s also sitting on a toilet. It’s quite the dilemma.
I have so many questions about this. For starters, I’d like to know how his ass can withstand that kind of cold toilet seat. I freak out when I sit on a cold metal bench in pants made of thin fabric. I’m also curious to know what he’s reading. Is it a book about what happens to poop when it’s exposed to below-freezing temperatures? I’d really like to know. No, I wouldn’t like to know. Well, maybe I would.
This isn’t the first time Alexander has read a book naked in the cold. He went full frontal on top of a frozen mountain in the season six finale of True Blood. One can only assume this is a reference. Of course, being naked is sort of a family tradition for Alexander. He told Conan O’Brien that he was 14 the first time he saw his dad (Stellan Skarsgard) wearing pants. Alexander’s just keeping the family proud.
(Lead Photo: Adriana M. Barraza, WENN.com)