25 things that the Germans - death
Home is not always easy to love completely. But there are things at the sight of which proudly and tenderly tremble the heart of the cosmopolitan completed. Because they are native, such ours, which no one else has. And painful to think that the more than six billion unfortunate brethren in mind completely denied access to such a natural, simple and beautiful things, like ...
This simplified under the sickly baby calf version of volleyball appeared in the 30s. Let the data type of the Soviet children's sports developed mainly only grasping function of the body, but he was amazingly democratic. Play throwball could literally everything: boys, girls, fat, dystrophic, mentally retarded, and bespectacled. In throwball stars did not appear, because the play is good it could not (could play very bad, but this snake is another story). Until now, the Russian children in the Turkish and Spanish hotels amazing staff, playing a mysterious game.
2. Boiled condensed milk
caramelized condensed milk, and lived in foreign supermarkets - in the departments of every ingredients for confectionery products. But as the taste, look and smell of it is still not something that our own condensed milk, which you yourself three o'clock cooked in a saucepan, and then scraped off the walls and ceiling, after a little distracted to watch the final match of the European Cup.
3. Confidence turnstiles
That's where they are buried, the roots of the national psychology. In the world the turnstiles in the subway and train stations are closed initially and only if by inserting into the proper slot of the ticket or coins are leaving in different directions. If the road is closed - stand, open - go. And only we turnstiles operate on the principle of carnivorous plants. They lurk in the darkness of the iron boxes, creating the illusion you have complete freedom and safety. But any attempt illegal entry into their jaws are closed on the intruder's body - in the area of the most vulnerable places. Yes, we do not like simple ways otktytii. We gave them a child does not trust.
"Footcloths been, is and will be! - he said once in an interview with the press Chief of Logistics of the Armed Forces General of the Army Vladimir Isakov. - Because synthetics leg harmful, especially when the 30 kilometers run in canvas boots necessary. Instead of synthetic thick socks need every soldier-made sewing, or they will kukozhitsya and legs to the bloody blisters to fill wrinkles. Tried Russian army socks, I tried not live in the Stone Age. So, the experiment ended in failure. It's all sorts of US Marines, who in helicopters so strive to move the jeep, they can afford to indulge in the toes. " This is the opinion of the army leadership. But really one useful skill of the army, each of us can bring. On the girls, for example, the ability to instantly make yourself socks of two handkerchiefs impresses.
5. Sitting down on the track
Our old national superstition says that if all members of the family before leaving a noisy sit and pomolchat minute, the journey will be successful. Not least because it is in this sacred moment they can mystically aware that the passport remained on the couch, tickets - in the bathroom, and on the child wearing mittens instead of skates.
6. knocking on wood
It is known that around every man is full of evil spirits eared, who are busy destroying all dreams. As soon as they hear that someone out there wants to buy a horse povygodnee or daughter well married to issue, then immediately rush all paws prices bully, spoiling the girl - just to play a prank. Therefore, in all countries, reasonable people foolishly expressing any their desire aloud, then knock on wood: wood repels devils, it is also understood the Druids. But now this useful skill podutratili other nations. And we'll knock and knock!
7. Bath broom
is more like a tool of torture than pleasure, this bundle branches with dried leaves is much more original symbol of our country than the French ballet, Chinese kokoshnik or, for example, black caviar, which do export any Irany and Canada. Saunas have many nations. Broom is only for us.
8. Birch sap
Like a lot of birch and where there are, but somehow no one thought more about how tasty and useful birch sap. Maybe then the whole thing in any gene that only allows us to feel the subtle flavor sweetish plywood, which is so beautiful as a child?
Yes, and adult birch sap is absolutely essential, when it comes to visit a foreigner. Then you can buy a jar of juice and make the guest as follows otprobovat our national drink, with quiet pleasure watching the expression on his face at that moment.
Let strong drink kvass grandparent, invented in Mesopotamia - today nor in Egypt, nor in Iran kvass afternoon with fire will not find, as in any other country in the world. Only here. And the scoundrels who got into the habit in recent years to sell sodas "on the basis of kvass", you just need to heat in the basins with their products.
Washing mashishka, which weighs 300 grams, almost bursts of electricity and does not flood the neighbors below, was born in Tomsk, in the research and production association "Raton". Just you put it in a basin of water and dirty laundry, add washing powder, and the rest - do not want. As long as you take care of business, "Retona" doing his: hard treats clothes with ultrasonic waves, creating microbubbles that separate the dirt from the fabric fibers. Then you will only need to properly rinse the laundry manually faded or bleach to remove the most stubborn stains and carefully squeeze the washed. Millions of people have already bought this ingenious invention. Oh, and "Porridge ax" - is also a Russian fairy tale.
How we managed to enter the rank of an ancient national tradition eating sunflower seeds, which were brought to us two hundred years ago - a mystery. However, the plant is so absorbed in our culture that even coached historians no, no yes and make mistakes. For example, in the book of history and remarkable writer Boris Akunin "Altyn Tolobas" we can find a beggar-girl who nibble sunflower seeds are not embarrassed by the fact that in 1682 described this exotic flower just beginning to advanced growers to plant the Netherlands and France.
Once he was in many Latin nations, but then completely degenerated. And we carefully saved it. However, slightly modified. If earlier when referring to a person, we have expanded the word extra "e" at the end ( "prince", "cheloveche"), that in modern Russian the vocative form - is, on the contrary, a reduction in the final vowel: "Zin and Zin", " Look, Pashko "," Lech, Lech! ".
13. The Old New Year
Europe has moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar at the end of the XVI century, and Russia - only at the beginning of the twentieth. However, the Orthodox Church categorically refused to participate in this disgrace. Nothing special was not here (in the end, all the branches of Orthodoxy celebrate Christmas on January 7), but we have something occurred even atheistic revolution that threw Christmas in the dustbin of history and the most important holiday of the year did not do it, and hanging out in the neighborhood New year, latched on to it all the former attributes such as Christmas trees, burning stars and Magi gifts. As a result, people's memory get a mess like salad and we became the owners of unprecedented wealth - as much as three weeks of festivities, beginning the Catholic Christmas and ending slightly sad holiday Old New Year, which is the name of self - discharge of the things impossible, but existing.
It is not known when primitive man first realized combine animal tendons so that they form a mesh container that can be put in your pocket in case you suddenly on the way to work you track down the queue for scarce sausage. But we know how the name came beloved Soviet citizens bag. For the first time it was made in a monologue Raikin in 1935. "But it's string bag, - said his character, waving to the audience the above subject. - Perhaps a minute I'm in it anything today bring home. "
15. Address contrary
What is more important - the person or the state? Individual or society? Unit or system? While philosophers struggling with the solution of these global issues, they decided long ago the Russian post. Only we have the address begins with a country, then go to town, street, house, and, finally, the combination of letters, which you used to consider their personal callsigns. Of the total, so to speak, to the particular. In all other countries, you first to notify the mail services that you need, John Smith, and only then you specify the coordinates of the place where John Smith is usually acquired. And on the other hand we have to work as a postman easier!
16. The activated carbon
Coal has absorbent properties and at the same time lowers the ambient acidity of the medium - just what the doctor ordered. So treated, "stomach" to them everywhere. But hanzhenski minded doctors and pharmacists countries strongly mask the original component, putting in all sorts of coal additives and subjecting it to various metamorphoses (in life never guess from what made this white pill or the pink kapsulki). And only in Russia honest sellers packaged in pharmaceutical packaging chernyuschie, the most fearsome tablets, soiling her mouth and fingers. But it helps!
17. "What? Where? When? "And KVN
Game shows and competitions on TV more than you can eat. But only two games are our, original projects, scripts of all the other TV people redeemed from foreign companies. Just two. But the best and most favorite.
18. Dyeing Easter eggs onion
Of course, it's all out of poverty. Russian farmer usually does not have sufficient funds to gold foil and honey colors, so that the poor paint the eggs that were on hand - onion shelupashkami. Sometimes even eggs wrapped thread to merry uzorchik turned. But how should the onion boiled egg solution turned out much tastier than usual, especially if the shell is slightly cracked.
At a time when the glass is worth the outrageously expensive, coasters rastrostraneny were everywhere - as armor and support for unstable expensive glasses. When the glass was cost a ridiculous amount of pensions and pfenningov, coasters said goodbye to humanity, boarded a ship and sailed with the beautiful songs in fairyland. It happened everywhere, but one of the big-very big country. The people there had a long ride on the trains. And on the road, as you know, like the tea, the more so in a country of which we speak, the Tea Party has become a national tradition. And here it turns out that no cupholders shivering in the train can not do: frustrating when you scald with boiling water. Everything is so accustomed that tea should be drunk from glasses with coasters, which began in the homes to serve this drink in the same way.
Although the root of "Greek" makes the suspect in this mess Greek spy, she is the most that neither is ours. Earliest evidence of use of buckwheat for human food found only in one place, in the Altai. There fossilized grains of buckwheat in the tombs and in parking is full. Apparently, from the Altai buckwheat raspostranen Asia - though without much success. Only Japanese and Chinese partially preserved it in the diet, adding pounded buckwheat into flour, and most people never really ate it. Nutritionists believe: The whole point is that we must get used to the buckwheat from an early age, or an adult, for the first time trying to buckwheat, will feel the bitterness and the chemical taste. So, apart from us, no one really does not eat and can not eat. Although buckwheat is sold in Europe and the United States in all stores "bio" food, but no tears for these bags can not be viewed. Buckwheat them neprozharennoe: green, crushed and good-for-nothing.
21. Doors that open inward
Legend has it that in the USSR apartment doors open inward, to the KGB was easier to beat them when arrested - a legend. KGB men opened the doors themselves - quietly and resignedly. And its location - a common thing for the northern regions. Where, per night for a couple of meters of snow on the porch piles, very quickly understand how to hang the door, if it is to get out of the house until spring.
22. The brine
Marinade - even drown. Simple cucumber brine you will not find anywhere else, ever. Only here. It is unclear why more is not adjusted exports, do not rush the tank, not laid rassoloprovody. You may think we are the only ones drinking. Or there was no more willing to risk the liver of Prometheus, who stole would have this secret and gave humanity suffering from a hangover?
23. March 8 and 23 February
Such pairs holidays nowhere. Except in Japan, our main sexy holidays a little match "holiday boys" and "girls holiday". But there it is only for children, and we have - for all. On the original meaning of these dates has long nobody is looking. On the day of working women receive gifts even those ladies who have not worked for five minutes in his life, and on the day of the Russian army of the most heroic evaders nothing will save from the new specimens of socks, ties and razor blades in their private collection.
Perhaps, in our country there is not a single house where there was not even one bubble green fodder. Magic remedy for everything: anoint - and everything goes. From "Domodedovo" and "Sheremetyevo" daily miracle fly hundreds of bubbles. They fly to distant lands, to the wild people who do not know what a brilliant green. Western doctors have learned to distinguish when inspections of Russian children by a mysterious green spots on the body. And once learned - raised the cry, because the kids were plastered with a mixture that is not something that the pour, but considered safe distance. Solid teratogens with carcinogens. Since then all sorts of malicious Western Commission and then require the production of green fodder in the Russian ban. But in a country which is still in obstetrics textbooks recommend to grease nipples Zelenko nursing mothers (against cracks), such offers can be regarded as an extreme blasphemy and something even disgusting. Because this is an attack on the base.