Homeland love is not easy, not everyone can express these feelings, but there are a number of things, for which can and should be proud of their country.
It's great to know that some things are only in your country, and no one else.
What the millions of humanity deprived of elementary concepts and everyday, which is inherent only post-Soviet countries.
This sickly children under the simplified version of volleyball calf appeared in the 30s. Let the data type of the Soviet children's sports developed primarily a prehensile function of the body, but he was amazingly democratic. Play pionerbol could literally everything: boys, girls, thick, dystrophic, mentally retarded, and bespectacled. In pionerbole 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.
That's where they buried the roots of national psychology. Worldwide 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 - simple, open - it goes. And only we turnstiles operate on the principle of carnivorous plants. They lurk in the dark iron boxes, creating the illusion you have complete freedom and security. But any attempt at illegal entry into their jaws are closed on the body of the offender - in the area of the most vulnerable places. Yes, we do not like simple open paths. We gave them a child do not trust.
Boiled condensed milk
Caramelized condensed milk, and lived in foreign supermarkets - in the departments of every ingredients for confectionery products. But as the taste, sight and smell of it is still not something that our dear condensed milk, which you yourself three o'clock cooked in a saucepan, and then scraped off the walls and ceiling, after a little distracted by watching the final match of the European Cup.
"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 km run in canvas boots is necessary. Instead of synthetic thick socks need every soldier-made sewing, or they will kukozhitsya and feet to fill the bloody calluses folds. Tried Russian army socks, I try, do not live in the Stone Age. So, the experiment ended in a fiasco. It sorts the 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 from the army, each of us can bring. In women, for example, the ability to instantly make yourself socks two handkerchiefs impresses.
Sitting down on the track
Our ancient national superstition says that if all members of the family before leaving a noisy sit and pomolchat minute, the trip will be a success. Not least because it is in this sacred moment they can mysteriously become aware that a passport remained on the couch, tickets - in the bathroom, and on the child put on the skates instead of mittens.
Knocking on wood
As you know, around each person is full eared evil spirits who are busy destroying all dreams. As soon as they hear that someone out there wants to buy a horse povygodnee or daughter successfully married issue, we immediately rush all paws prices bully, spoiling the girl - just to play a prank. Therefore, in all countries, reasonable people foolishly expressing some his wish out loud, immediately knocking on wood: wood devils scares, this is the Druids understood. But now this useful skill podutratili other nations. And we'll be banging and banging!
More like an instrument 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, caviar, which do export any Irany and Canada. Saunas have many nations. Broom is only for us.
Like and birch where there are many, but for some reason no one else thought about how tasty and useful birch sap. Maybe then the whole thing in some gene that only allows us to feel the subtle sweetish taste of plywood, which is so beautiful as a child?
Yes, and adult birch sap is absolutely necessary when to visit him comes a foreigner. Then you can buy a jar of juice and how to make a guest otprobovat our national napito 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 you will not find, as in any other country in the world. Only here. And those scoundrels who got into the habit in recent years to sell sodas "on the basis of kvass," you just need to sink into the basin with their products.
Washing machine, which weighs 300 grams, almost bursts of electricity and flooded neighbors below, was born in Tomsk, in the research and production association "Raton". Just you put it in a bowl with 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 handles clothing ultrasonic waves creates micro bubbles that separate the dirt from the fabric fibers. Then you will only need to properly rinse laundry manually faded or bleach to remove the most stubborn stains and a good squeeze laundry. Millions of people have already bought this ingenious invention. Oh, and "Porridge ax" - is also a Russian fairy tale.
As we managed to enter the rank of the ancient national tradition of 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 and even mistaken. For example, in the book of remarkable writer and the story of Boris Akunin "Altyn-Tolobas" we can find a girl-beggar who nibble sunflower seeds, undeterred by the fact that in the above 1682 this exotic flower just started to breed advanced gardeners Holland and France. < br />
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"), then in modern Russian the vocative form - is, on the contrary, a reduction in the final vowel: "Zin and Zin", " Look, Paschke "," Lech, Lech! ».
Old New Year
Europe has moved from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar at the end of the XVI century, while Russia - only at the beginning of the twentieth. However, the Orthodox Church categorically refused to participate in this disgrace. Nothing special was not there (in the end, all the branches of the Orthodox 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 it, and hanging out in the neighborhood of New year, latched on to him all the former attributes like Christmas trees, burning stars and gifts of the Magi. As a result, people's memory turned hodgepodge like salad and we were awarded an unprecedented wealth - as much as three weeks of festivities beginning on Catholic Christmas and ends slightly sad holiday Old New Year, the very name of which - from the category of things impossible, but existing.
It is not known when primitive man first realized connect tendons of animals, so that they form a mesh container that can be put in your pocket in case you suddenly on the way home from work you track down the queue for scarce sausage. But we know how did the name 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 above the subject. - Perhaps a minute I'm in it anything today bring home ».
What is more important - the person or the state? Individual or society? Unit or the system? While philosophers struggle with solutions to these global issues, they decided a long time the Russian post. Only we have the address begins with a country, then go to town, street, house, and, finally, the combination of letters that you used to think their personal callsigns. Of the total, so to speak, in particular. In all other countries, you have 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. A postman but we work easier!
Coal has the property of absorbing and at the same time lowers the acidity of the environment - just what the doctor ordered. So treated "from the stomach" to them everywhere. But hanzhenski minded doctors and pharmacists abroad every way camouflage the source component, putting coal in all sorts of additives and subjecting it to various metamorphoses (in life never guess from what made this white or pink pill kapsulki). And only in Russia honest sellers packaged in pharmaceutical packaging chernyuschie, the most fearsome tablets, soiling her mouth and fingers. But it helps!
"What? Where? When? "And KVN
Game shows and competitions on TV more than you can eat. But only two games are ours original project scenario as all other TV people redeemed from foreign companies. Only two. But the best and most favorite.
Dyeing Easter eggs onions
Of course, it's all on the line. Russian peasant usually had sufficient funds to gold leaf 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 onion boiled egg solution turned out much tastier than usual, especially if the shell is slightly cracked.
At a time when glass was worth outrageously expensive, coasters rastrostraneny were everywhere - as armor and support for unstable expensive glass. When the glass was cost a ridiculous amount of pension and pfenningov, coasters said goodbye to humanity, boarded a ship and sailed to the beautiful songs into a 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 tea, the more so in a country of which we speak, the Tea Party has become a national tradition. And here it was found that no cupholders shivering in the train can not do: frustrating when you scalded with boiling water. Everything is so accustomed that tea should be drunk from glasses with coasters, which began in homes to serve the drink in the same way.
Although the root of the "Greek" makes the suspect in this mess Greek spy, she's the most that neither is ours. Ancient 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 their diet by 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 childhood, or an adult for the first time trying buckwheat, will feel the bitterness and the chemical taste. So, apart from us, nobody really does not eat and can not eat. Although buckwheat is sold in Europe and the United States in all stores "biological" food, but no tears for these bags can not watch. Buckwheat them neprozharennoe: green, crushed, and anything unfit.
Doors that open inward
The legend that the Soviet Union opened the door into the apartment, the KGB was easier to beat them during the arrest - a legend. Doors opened KGB men themselves - quietly and resignedly. And their location - the usual thing for northern regions. Where, per night for a couple of meters of snow on the porch piles, very quickly understand how to hang the door when going to get out of the house before winter.
Marinades - even drown. Simple cucumber pickle you will not find anywhere else, ever. Only here. It is unclear why has not adjusted exports do not rush tanks are not laid rassoloprovody. You might think we are the only ones drinking. Or there was no more willing to risk the liver of Prometheus, who stole to have this secret and gave humanity suffering from a hangover?
March 8 and 23 February
These guys holidays nowhere. Is it only in Japan our main sexy little holidays correspond to the "feast of the boys" and "girls holiday". But there it is only for children, and we have - for all. On the original meaning of these dates it 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 razors in their private collection.
Perhaps, in our country there is no home where there was not even one bubble green fodder. Magic cure for all: 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 examinations of Russian children by a mysterious green spots on the body. And once we learned - they cried because kids appeared plastered with a mixture which is not something that the cast, but from a distance considered unsafe. Solid teratogens with carcinogens. Since then, all sorts of malicious west Commission and then require the production of green fodder in the Russian ban. But in a country which is still in the textbooks of obstetrics recommend to grease nipples zelenkoj nursing mothers (against cracks), such offers can be regarded as an extreme blasphemy and something even disgusting. Because this is an attack on the foundations.
The most useful eat nuts only in Russia, which is not surprising. So they can get on the table, any citizen of the country, the country must have many thousands of square kilometers of taiga. And industrial method pine nuts do not grow up. Either they will have to sell at a price quite obscene: too much space is required cedar to give birth and fifty years later, the first dozen modest cones. However, now we are exporting pine nuts, but abroad in no hurry to buy them in large quantities: pain unusual this exotic fruit for there the buyers.