Wednesday, February 01, 2006

From Russia with Love

From our correspondant, Mike K, in Tomsk, Russia:

This is short and anecdotal.

There are many street kiosks in Tomsk selling everything from bliniis (crepes) to Shashlik (shishkebabs) and Ice cream (they are even open in the -40s). Many places have standing fridges with a glass front where the drinks are kept.

Please take into account that this has been one of the coldest winters in the past century.

What happens when you put a can of coke or fanta in the freezer?

Well, these fridges became freezers in the bitter cold. It has now become a common sight to no longer be able to see through the glass fronts to the kiosk fridges--they have become blackened, oranged and even purpled. The soft drinks explode and freeze on the glass.

I find this humorous. I hope you did as well.


Anonymous said...

What the F%^&*k this mean?
"city of god and man"

Jonathan said...

City of God: Heaven
City of man: Earth