Russian Boys Fight the Heat by Turning Living Room Into Swimming Pool

Aug 1, 2014 — 12:13
Aug 1, 2014 — 12:13

With the thermometer set to hit 34 degrees Celsius in Moscow on Friday, two Russians have come up with a novel way of battling the heat: turning their living room into a private swimming pool.

Photos uploaded to social networks show the boys bathing in the homemade paddling pool, which was constructed using a basic tarpaulin and held in place by Scotch tape, technology information website Onliner reported Thursday.

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The boys, who hail from the Oryol region about 350 kilometers southwest of Moscow, where temperatures rose above 30 C this week according to the weather bureau, were seemingly oblivious to their unconventional setting as they posed for pool snaps amongst a radiator, some curtains and a chandelier.

It was not immediately clear how the boys planned to drain the water from their living room pool, nor whether the homeowner had consented to the bath's construction.

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