Up until today, my knowledge of salt was limited to these uses:
- As a form of seasoning;
- As a natural but effective garden snail exterminator (watching the snails fizzle and dissolve under a sprinkling of salt is strangely disgusting and satisfying. Oh stop it. We all have sadistic tendencies buried deep within us – just admit it.);
- The best thing to rub into an enemy’s wound; and
- To melt the snow on your doorstep and the front yard.
But now, thanks to the Sochi Winter Olympics, I now appreciate the true power of salt’s snow-melting abilities. Emergency meetings, powerful Russian bureaucrats, a salt expert, a rerouted airplane – this story has the makings of a Hollywood movie.
Just check out this article to see what I’m talking about.