01/09/2014 12:47 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Hell Actually Froze Over This Week

It'll be a cold day in Hell when.. well, when the mercury dips below freezing.

That's exactly what happened in Hell, Mich., the unfortunately-named town located an hour west of Detroit. The few hundred residents saw temperatures, with wind chill, sink below -30 degrees earlier this week. Thursday's midday temperature rose to a balmy 13 degrees, with a wind chill of 2 degrees.

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Via the Go To Hell, Michigan Facebook page.

Named in 1841, it's clear that the town is pleased with the attention and happy to take advantage of its name: the town also offers diplomas (fake, we assume) from Damnation University and has held a hearse parade during Hellfest, hosted by a local car club. What's it called? Just Hearse 'N Around.

Once it thaws a little, Hell might be worth a visit -- perhaps even in a handbasket.



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