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(Gizmodo)   A simple Russian trick to open a Russian tin can with your bare Russian hands and nothing else   ( divider line
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6308 clicks; posted to Video » on 06 Jan 2014 at 4:35 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-06 05:22:58 PM  
4 votes:
Nothing like a ragged cut that turns into gangrene or tetanus when you're out in Siberia.

/In Russia, can opens you!
2014-01-06 05:22:49 PM  
3 votes:
Uh huh.  Let's see him do that with a can of tuna.
2014-01-06 04:42:53 PM  
3 votes:
Really good for soup.
2014-01-06 09:32:25 PM  
2 votes:
I just did the same thing with a glass jar of mayo. I'm bleeding out now.
2014-01-06 05:45:32 PM  
1 vote:
Or, as the great Jerome K Jerome might have put it:
Then Harris tried to open the tin with a pocket-knife, and broke the knife and cut himself badly ; and George tried a pair of scissors, and the scissors flew up, and nearly put his eye out.
While they were dressing their wounds, I tried to make a hole in the thing with the spiky end of the hitcher, and the hitcher slipped and jerked me out between the boat and the bank into
two feet of muddy water, and the tin rolled over, uninjured, and broke a teacup.
Then we all got mad. We took that tin out on the bank, and Harris went up into a field and got a big sharp stone, and I went back into the boat and brought out the mast, and George
held the tin and Harris held the sharp end of his stone against the top of it, and I took the mast and poised it high up in the air, and gathered up all my strength and brought it down.
It was George's straw hat that saved his life that day. He keeps that hat now (what is left of it), and, of a winter's evening, when the pipes are lit and the boys are telling stretchers about the
dangers they have passed through, George brings it down and shows it round, and the stirring tale is told anew, with fresh exaggerations every time.
Harris got off with merely a flesh wound.
After that, I took the tin off myself, and hammered at it with the mast till I was worn out and sick at heart, whereupon Harris took it in hand.
We beat it out flat; we beat it back square; we battered it into every form known to geometry but we could not make a hole in it. Then George went at it, and knocked it into a shape, so strange, so weird, so unearthly in its wild hideousness, that he got frightened and threw away the mast. Then we all three sat round it on the grass and looked at it.
There was one great dent across the top that had the appearance of a mocking grin, and it drove us furious, so that Harris rushed at the thing, and caught it up, and flung it far into the middle of the river, and as it sank we hurled our curses at it, and we got into the boat and rowed away from the spot, and never paused till we reached Maidenhead.
2014-01-06 05:17:50 PM  
1 vote:
He's the Russian Bear Gryllis.

"Being exiled to Siberian labor camp. Better drink my own piss."
2014-01-06 04:42:19 PM  
1 vote:
Disappointed it did not involve vodak.
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