A giant puddle in Russia’s Far East city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is being described as “invincible”, after it somehow survived unfixed for over a quarter of a century. It now has its own Instagram account with almost 17,000 followers.
As it often happens in Russia and other eastern European countries, what started out as a small pothole gradually grew to become a giant puddle. It attained that rank in 1994, and locals have been trying to get local authorities to fix it ever since. So far it has proven a futile endeavor, as scheduled repairs have been postponed repeatedly. In the meantime, a frustrated local known only as Nikolay decided that the 25-year-old pothole was old enough to have its own Instagram page…
The local authorities promised to fix the giant puddle in 2014, work was postponed to 2017, and then to 2024. So the story of Russia’s 25-year-old puddle continues. At this rate, it may well become the oldest puddle in history.
7 thoughts on “This 25-Year-Old Puddle In Russia Has Its Own Instagram Account”
Thanks once again, Clinton, you prick!
Ah, it’s just the village pond that people have to drive through, that’s all.
I want to suggest that this puddle gets the status of a UNESCO World Heritage site. It’s cultural relevant, clearly improves the view, is unique in form and function and is just ****ing awesome. I mean – come on, the Great Puddle of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk makes these silly pyramids in the desert looking like a boring heap of stones!
Proof that both fact and fiction are both strange
How do they not have a mosquito problem??!?
And in all that time no one’s thought to just toss in gravel? Yeah, it’s not their job, but come on. At some point you need to fix it, move, or stop complaining.