My co-worker Aaron and I had dinner tonight with six Russian guests at the Olde Broom Factory in Cedar Falls. It was a fun night, we took along our Russian grad student/programmer/hacker to act as translator. Driving to the restaurant, I answered many of their questions, some of which I wasn't at all suspecting. You forget how strange your country is until a visitor points it out to you. Here are a few things that I was asked about, and I'm not in any way belittling our guests, as I'm sure I'd have many more questions when in their country:
All in all, we had a lot of fun, it was a great learning experience, and we're going to have lunch with this group again next week, in which case I may have to explain the Turtle Cheesecake.