Sometimes the best way to stay warm goes against everything we know.

With the temperatures so low and the wind chill whipping around us like a Tasmanian devil here are a few weird tricks to keep your toes (and everything else) warm this winter. Mentalfloss.com listed great ways to stay toasty even if they are a tad unconventional.

1. Take a cold shower...

Hot showers immediately warm you up, but cold showers improve blood circulation between your skin and organs. Cold showers are also correlated with a stronger immune system.

2. Turn on the ceiling fan...

Warm air rises to the ceiling. Run your fan on its lowest setting in a clockwise direction to push the warm air back down to where you can feel it.

3. Trick a locked thermostat...

Not everyone has access to adjust the thermostat in their apartment or office building. If that's the case, you may need to outsmart the device by making it "think" the room is colder than it actually is. Putting ice near itoften does the trick.

4. Warm yourself first (or as my Dad says "put a sweater on")...

It's easier to change your body temperature than room temperature, not to mention more eco-friendly. Instead of turning up the heat, put on another layer of clothing.

5. Place the thinnest, densest blanket on top...

It's intuitive, but fluffy blankets should be closer to your skin. Thin, dense blankets should be on top to prevent convective heat loss. Bonus tip: Don't put your bed directly against an exterior wall. You'll be warmer if you leave a little space.

I will try these interesting ways to stay warm but I think curling up with a fleece blanket and my dog will work best for me. If you have any interesting ways to stay warm, please let us know!