Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The winter of death

Winter here in Estonia is beautiful, everything is white and wonderful. It hasn't been cold so it has been a great winter so far. I see lots of cars getting stuck and I always think, boy public transport is so underrated! I thought I would highlight one aspect of the Estonian winter that you might find interesting. It's deadly! Several people have died already, one got lost in a snow storm and died, a few elderly people died as well. This is nothing too out of the ordinary, what is really crazy is the threat of falling icicles! Last year a girl was put in a coma. Each building is responsible for removing icicles and snow so they don't fall on people. This year one of the guys removing the snow from a roof of a building fell off and was seriously hurt. It seems if it is one of those darned if you do, darned if you don't situations. Anyway so far we are safe and hopefully it stays that way!

1 comment:

  1. Three ways to die:
    1. Icicles or huge peaces of ice hit you. You die. If lucky - coma.
    2. Huge piles of snow fall from the roof and hit you. You die.
    3. A guy who has to get rid of the icicles and snow on the roof falls and hits you. You both die.