07/01/2014 09:39 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 10:53 GMT

Polar Vortex And The Best Freezing Face Pictures As Temperatures Drop To -36 Degrees (PHOTOS)

The Polar Vortex is currently sweeping across parts of the US which has sent mercury plummeting.

Chicago recorded a subzero temperature of minus 16 fahrenheit while the coldest spot was set Crane Lake, Minnesota as the temperature dropped to minus 36 degrees fahrenheit.

But you should spare a thought for the daily commuters and members of the public who are out braving the elements during the cold snap.

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