Winter is in full swing and the people in the northern part of the United States are definitely feeling its wrath. Thanks to the Polar Vortex, states such as Illinois, Ohio, and North Dakota, have felt (and seen) the unbelievable effects that this cold weather is having on their lives. Keep scrolling to see just how cold it's been and what the citizens of these states are doing to keep themselves amused during this frigid time.

#1. Freezing rain is surely nothing to joke about, and as you can tell, it leaves its mark on everything it touches.

After two days of freezing rain, this person had a perfect mold of their tire to remind them of why they should've stayed inside.

#2. You know it's cold when you crack your eggs for breakfast to find out that they're frozen?

Do you think they defrost them first, or do they just throw them in the pan?

#3. This person's door was frozen shut because of the below freezing temperatures.

You know it's cold when it looks like Batman's Dr. Freeze showed up to the party.

#4. It was so cold out that the paint on this Jeep actually started peeling off!

Hopefully, their insurance covers damage caused by extreme temperatures.

#5. It's so cold outside that Chicago has been setting fires on their railroad tracks to keep them warm!

Well, they're not actually setting fires. The fires are being fueled by gas-fed heaters alongside the track to prevent the rails from freezing.

#6. There's really nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom.

Unless of course, you have to go outside and the toilet paper is frozen. That's one way to leave the cold behind. Think warm. Think warm. Think warm.

#7. Not only does this look uncomfortable, but it's probably unbearable cold, as well.

If it's so cold that your eyelashes are freezing, then it's time to go back inside. No work today!

#8. There were very few flights that were able to land in Chicago because of the cold.

Luckily, there was one person who was able to get this breathtaking photo of Lake Michigan frozen over.

#9. Even the police in Minnesota are having a hard time going to the work in the cold.

At this point, they're just leaving their clothes outside in hopes that people will be too confused and too cold to commit crimes.

#10. There's really nothing better than getting in the shower after coming in from the cold.

Unfortunately, this shower won't be helping too much, especially when the soap is frozen.

#11. Thanks to the frigid temperatures, Wisconsin is experiencing plenty of their own problems.

Imagine needing to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, only to find out that this was your only option.

#12. If you like your pasta al dente, then you should definitely head to Chicago.

All this person wanted was to enjoy their lunch, but instead, it froze right in front of their very eyes.

#13. What is going on? Shouldn't the frost be on the outside of the door?

Hopefully, they don't freeze and prevent the owners from leaving their house.

#14. There's no denying that winter can definitely be a lot of fun!

Especially, since your inner child gets to come out to play with the frozen bubbles!

#15. If you live in the north then you're well aware of what it means to "warm up the car."

Well, this person got quite the surprise when the walked out to get in their car for work.

#16. If you were doubting how cold it really is, this should be enough proof for you.

She went outside with wet hair and came back in dressed as a popsicle.

#17. It's absolutely crazy to see people's hair freezing like Jack Frost.

But is it really so cold that people are setting their perfectly good cars on fire for warmth?

#18. Even though the temperatures are freezing, there are still fires being put out.

At first, we thought he was covered in fire extinguisher foam, but we quickly realized he was actually covered in ice.

#19. Speaking of fire extinguishers, they might need to move that one from the cold temperatures.

The door honestly looks like it was spray painted, but at this point, we know better than that.

#20. It was so cold that ice began to form in between these glass panes.

Hopefully, it doesn't expand too much or the owners will quickly see how cold it can get.

#21. It has to be difficult to live with such extreme conditions, especially since people can't even do their dishes or run their water without the water freezing.

But at least they don't have to worry about making ice in the freezer for the time being.

#22. This is what it looks like when your tank is so cold that it freezes and breaks.

Imagine having to deal with this first thing in the morning. No thanks!

#23. Even though people are extremely cold, there are still some pretty cool things to see.

This person ended up getting more than they bargained for when they opened their door.

#24. People are comparing their cities to the movie "The Day After Tomorrow."

After all, it really does look like a polar apocalypse in most places.

#25. You can't really fight fires when all of the water freezes before it can go through the hose.

They can't exactly chip away at it when there's a house on fire.

Here's one of the coldest places in the world.

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