Ok, well .... it's not "forcing" them.  But, they're doing it!

Boston is currently buried under 90 inches of snow. Which, believe it or not, still isn't a record!  (That happens at 107".)

Being snowed in apparently leads to boredom and Bostonians have found themselves a new hobby.  They're stripping down to their undies and jumping out of windows, using the huge snow piles as cushions.   Why they're doing it in their tighty whities I don't get. Neither does the Mayor who has issued a statement telling everyone to knock it off.

"I'm asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows. It's a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself."

I guess he'd rather they stick to safer antics like whoever's roaming around Boston dressed as a yeti, claiming to a vegan and telling people to be calm.