Sunday, 23. November 2014
21. 07. 14. - 16:00
A Greek man whose friends joked that in the hot summer months driving with him in his Russian Lada was like travelling in a sauna decided to turn the tables by turning the interior of the car into a real sauna.
Giorgos Papadopoulos, 45, said that the car never had air conditioning and the air which the vents was supposed to blow into the car had never worked or indeed had been warmer than the air inside the car. When the windows also packed up, he decided to take the joke seriously and turn his car or at least the interior into a real sauna on wheels.
He said: "I park it near a lake or river and then can jump from the sauna of the car straight into the cold water. My friends who criticised the car actually love it now, and say my mobile Lada sauna is a great idea."
He has even fitted a special heater to make sure it generates enough steam and heat on cold days and during the winter.
The only snag in the experiment was when it was pulled over by police in Oraiokastro, a suburb in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki, but after giving it a thorough check experts decided there was nothing illegal about the Lada, and gave the all clear to continue.
A police spokesman added: "As long as he doesn't allow the steam to mist up the windows it was decided it was safe to drive."
Mad About Mammoths At Vienna Museum
A unique exhibition in the Austrian capital Vienna has proved a massive hit after bringing together for the first time some of the most famous frozen woolly mammoth remains.
Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer
An Austrian political party has defended a decision to promote a local beer named after the village of Fucking.
Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season
Brothers Luigi and Leo Doci who own the renowned Luigi restaurant chain will be cooking up a storm in Semmering this winter.
Church Porn Star In Court
A Polish-born woman who made a video of herself masturbating in church is facing six months in jail after a viewer called police when he recognised the woman.
Hugh Grant Cuddles Lamb On Animal Farm With Mrs Glock
Hugh Grant led a star-studded turnout at Austria's animal farm project which unveiled its Christmas market this week.
Cheating Wife Buries Hubby Alive For New Lover
A woman who married her sisterís fiance and then attacked him with a knife before burying him alive so she could be with her new lover is facing life in jail.
Spate of Crimes throughout Vienna and Lower Austria Solved
Four men have been arrested after committing 113 break-ins, 21 thefts and causing at least 260,000 Euros worth of damage.
Dad Punished Child, 2, With Boiling Hot Shower
A two-year-old girl is in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns at the family home in the Austrian capital Vienna.
Police And Firemen Get Cold Turkey
Flipping the bird was given a new meaning in Austria this week when a truck filled with plucked turkeys overturned, closing a busy motorway in the process.
Hotel Gets A Penthouse Without The Building Stress
A hotel in the southern Austrian city of Graz has gone upmarket with a five-star penthouse suite by simply having it lifted by a crane onto the top floor.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|Controversy Over Advert For Fucking Hell Beer|
|Half Naked Winnie The Pooh Banned From Playground|
|Explosive Flash In Russia Blamed On Meteor|
|Luigi Restaurant Cooks Up Delicious Delights For Winter Season|
|Greedy Panda Chews Through Weighing Scales|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.