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Slovak Man Pees Way out of Avalanche

Man peed way out of avalanche (Ananova

A Slovak man trapped in his car under an avalanche freed himself by drinking 60 bottles of beer and urinating on the snow to melt it. Rescue teams found Richard Kral drunk and staggering along a mountain path four days after his Audi car was buried in the Slovak Tatra mountains.

He told them that after the avalanche, he had opened his car window and tried to dig his way out. But as he dug with his hands, he realised the snow would fill his car before he managed to break through. He had 60 half-litre bottles of beer in his car as he was going on holiday, and after cracking one open to think about the problem he realised he could urinate on the snow to melt it, local media reported. He said: “I was scooping the snow from above me and packing it down below the window, and then I peed on it to melt it. It was hard and now my kidneys and liver hurt. But I’m glad the beer I took on holiday turned out to be useful and I managed to get out of there.”

This gives a whole new meaning to “99 bottles of beer on the wall.”

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  1. Why you should always carry a case of beer in your car during winter roadtrips: http://is.gd/e21g

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  4. Damn. I was going to post on this but wasn’t sure if you’d find it too silly for OTB.

    Once again the power of beer reveals itself.

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  5. David Harris says:

    Homer Simpson certainly had it right: “Here’s to alcohol- the source of, and answer to, all of life’s problems.”

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  8. Jufray says:

    “Watch out where the Slovak go…
    and don’t you eat that yellow snow.”

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  9. Tom Carter says:

    Damn. I was going to write something about this, too, but then I figured, well, this one is just too easy. So I had a beer instead.

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  11. sam says:

    majic. i nearly urinated my own pants whilst my boss relayed the story. alcohol – the stomach-filling ballet continues……

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