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Man Dies in 230° Sauna Contest

Two finalists were removed with severe burns

(Newser) - A Russian trying to win the Sauna World Championships died after collapsing with severe burns in the final stage of an event that required contestants to sit in a 230-degree room as water was tossed onto a searing stove. Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy, an amateur wrestler in his 60s, was pronounced dead... More »

DC's Hottest Club: Finnish Sauna Society

Where bipartisan networking is nude and sweaty

(Newser) - The hottest secret society in Washington is the Diplomatic Finnish Sauna Society, a group of DC operatives who gather to sweat in the 190-degree heat of the traditional Finnish sauna at said country's Embassy. For the society's 150 sauna-goers—Capitol Hill staffers, lobbyists, White House officials, and journalists—sauna networking... More »

At Sauna Championships, 100% Chance of Perspiration

(Newser) - The English entry at the recent World Sauna Championships in Finland didn’t turn in “Britain’s finest hour,” team member Tom Whipple writes for the Times of London. The premise is simple: whoever lasts longest in a brutally hot sauna wins. The Brits were at a disadvantage—... More »

Finn Sweats it Out at Sauna Championship

Competitors bring the heat, but victor lasts 12 minutes at 266F

(Newser) - Hometown favorite Timo Kaukonen was in it for glory, not relaxation, at the Sauna World Championships in Finland. Kaukonen was crowned prince of perspiration, but not before enduring 12 minutes and 26 seconds in a glass-walled sauna on a theater stage. The heat started at 230F and climbed to 266F... More »

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