Bulgarians play roulette worse than Russians

Bulgarians play roulette worse than Russians

In a game of Russian roulette is there really a winner? You could say that the guy who lives is a huge winner, but picking your opponents brains off your hoodie can hardly compare with that ‘Monopoly’ moment when your mate lands on Park Lane and you have just built a hotel on it. That’s probably a bit sweeter. But each to their own.

Over in Bulgaria things have got a bit crazy and good ole Russian roulette has taken on a new twist. The cops often say that a car is as dangerous as a gun in the wrong hands, and a group have crazed Bulgarians are proving them quit practically correct. In the Bulgarian capital Sofia (remember that for Trivial Pursuit) bored locals have taken to deliberately running red lights at high speeds in a sinister new game. The point is to get through the red light without hitting another car or pedestrian. Bets are taken and have in some cases climbed as high as €5,000, on some occasions people just walking by have laid down a wager and waited to see the end result. The first fatality came back in June when a motorcyclist struck an onlooker.

The Bulgarian police are desperately trying to stop the action and crack some heads but they’re struggling to stay ahead of the text messages and watch all the intersections in the city.

Myself, I think I’ll stick to ‘Scrabble’ or possibly ‘Cluedo’ but not ‘Risk’ because that has the potential to get violent in its own way.
Bulgaria Street scene

In a game of Russian roulette is there really a winner? You could say that the guy who lives is a huge winner, but picking your opponents brains off your hoodie can hardly compare with that ‘Monopoly’ moment when your mate lands on Park Lane and you have just built a hotel on it. That’s probably a bit sweeter. But each to their own.

Over in Bulgaria things have got a bit crazy and good ole Russian roulette has taken on a new twist. The cops often say that a car is as dangerous as a gun in the wrong hands, and a group have crazed Bulgarians are proving them quit practically correct. In the Bulgarian capital Sofia (remember that for Trivial Pursuit) bored locals have taken to deliberately running red lights at high speeds in a sinister new game. The point is to get through the red light without hitting another car or pedestrian. Bets are taken and have in some cases climbed as high as €5,000, on some occasions people just walking by have laid down a wager and waited to see the end result. The first fatality came back in June when a motorcyclist struck an onlooker.

The Bulgarian police are desperately trying to stop the action and crack some heads but they’re struggling to stay ahead of the text messages and watch all the intersections in the city.

Myself, I think I’ll stick to ‘Scrabble’ or possibly ‘Cluedo’ but not ‘Risk’ because that has the potential to get violent in its own way.
Bulgaria Street scene

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