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Russian Vodka Saves Frostbitten Elephants In Siberia

 Russian Vodka Saves Frostbitten Elephants In Siberia
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Two circus elephants -- Jenny and Magda -- were being transported across Siberia when their trailer caught fire on the road. The elephants escaped unharmed, but were then exposed to temperatures of minus 41 degrees Celsius. When it became clear that walking them around in circles was failing to help them withstand the cold, quick-thinking circus workers ran to a local shop to buy a couple cases of vodka, which they mixed with buckets of warm water. The elephants happily lapped up the concoction on the side of the road, and emerged the next day from sleeping in a local school's gym with nothing worse than a bit of frostbite. (Reuters video)