Russians drive Lada in rainy weather with pull-string windshield wipers.

Speaking to the effectiveness of ingenuity and improvisation, the string-pull windshield wipers in this Russian Lada work surprisingly well in the snow and the rainy weather. We wouldn't recommend practicing this MacGyver-like move unless it's absolutely necessary, but then again, there can't be too many Ladas in the US.

So what's all the jesting about? We're told the car's occupants are joking about hand-wiper jobs, and the driver is cautioning the passenger not to rip the rope. That leads us to the tip of the day: remember to keep the wiping motion nice and slow to preserve the string. Watch the video below to see the strung-up wipers in action.