Koeberl was able to stay 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes. He revealed the secret behind his record was his focus on positive emotions.
An Austrian man, Josef Koeberl, beat his own record for spending the longest time being in contact with ice cubes. The tough guy was able to stay 2 hours, 30 minutes, and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes. Amazing, isn't it?
The custom-made glass box was filled with more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ice cubes before Koeberl stepped inside wearing nothing but swim trunks! Koeberl revealed the secret behind his record was his focus on positive emotions. They helped him dampen the wave of pain.
“I’m fighting the pain by visualizing and drawing on positive emotions so I can dampen this wave of pain. That way I can endure,” he told.
A small crowd of people from the town square of Melk in Lower Austria gathered to watch and cheer Koeberl as he beat his 2019 record by 30 minutes. After being taken out of the icebox by helpers he said that the sun felt “really great” on his back.
“I’ll manage to put my socks on myself. The first thing that has to warm up is your feet,” he said. Koeberl is now planning to beat his own record again next year. What do you think of it?