Moscow Restaurant Only Hires Identical Twins because Dreams Do Come True


A restaurant in Moscow, Russia will have you doing a double take thanks to its identical twins-only waitstaff.

Twin Stars owner Alexei Khodorkovsky told BBC that he was inspired by the 1964 Soviet film Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors, in which “a schoolgirl crosses into an alternate world and finds her twin.”

Twin servers and bartenders wear matching outfits for work and both tend each table at the diner. This results in double service and double the tip.

Unfortunately for Alexei, the 2-for-1 concept is not entirely new. Twins Restaurant in New York City also features a twins as their servers and operates under the motto “You see Double before you have a cocktail.”

Next step, world’s first, triplet-only staffed restaurant.



The Secret to Saving Spoiled Milk is . . . Frog Slime?


As if sour milk wasn’t ick-worthy enough, scientists from Moscow State University have just identified a number of potential antibiotic compounds in frog skin secretions which, if added to milk, could prevent it from going bad.

You read that right, folks. The best new way to save your nasty curdled dairy from spoiling? Just mix in some good old frog slime.

Old Russian Wives Tales have been saying the same thing for years, apparently, but in the new study, researchers found amphibians are able to secrete certain antimicrobial peptides through their skin, to defend against the numerous microorganisms which usually thrive in the wet places where frogs and toads and other such bottom dwellers live.

Personally, I don’t think I can wrap my head around the potentially snot-like texture of the slime. I think I’ll just take a new gallon of milk, thanks.

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