Not sure if you’ve seen the news, but it’s been cold in Europe the past several days. Very cold. It’s actually really no laughing matter at all, as the brutal cold has caused a number of deaths and various other problems throughout the continent.
But I have come across two lighter items resulting from the otherwise bleak situation.
The Mannekin-Pis is having to hold in his pee. You may recall that the Mannekin-Pis in Brussels is one of my favorite statues in the world. Due to the extremely cold temperatures, they've had to turn off his stream to prevent freezing inside the statue's inner workings. Authorities say he will go back to peeing normally when the weather turns.
Farther east, in Ankara, Turkey, one guy is making the most of the unusual snowfall. Check out this video of him snowboarding through the city streets. It’s something you don’t see every day. (I don’t recommend trying this at home. Or in Turkey for that matter.)
Anyway, let's hope for a quick end to the cold snap. We all look forward to warm and sunny summer days in Europe.