Having grown up in Midwest, I can attest to the seemingly crazy things people do on frozen lakes during the winter. That said, looks can be deceiving, and the ice these guys are standing on was hopefully more than thick enough to support their weight.
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Paul Cook, left, and Al Anderson, both of Madison, do their best to rescue a sinking shanty from Lake Mendota off the shore of Mendota Park in the Town of Westport, Wis., Wednesday, Jan. 25. The shanty, used for the men's casual ice hockey group called "The Iceholers," began sinking due to a recent thaw and then froze in place. Anderson and Cook said they planned to use a system of lumber framing and come-alongs to hoist the shanty out of the water, suspending it until the ice refroze underneath it.