Woman in Siberia Loses Weight, Get 1.5 Metric Tons of Coal as Reward, Is Thrilled

In Siberia, under the auspices of a strange new public weight-loss program, a woman named Yelena Salnikova has been rewarded for losing weight with the wonderful gift of coal. This is not a weird kind of Santa-goes-to-Siberia punishment, but a resource to warm her home through the incredibly cold Russian winter. Motivation comes in all forms, you know?

Source: Woman in Siberia Loses Weight, Get 1.5 Metric Tons of Coal as Reward, Is Thrilled

Seriously – it’s Siberia. This is a generous program. Having lived in desolate areas, bring someone a couple cords of wood…

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