Swiss tidy up their mountains
16th May 2009
Brushes, dusters, polish and plenty of elbow grease are being used to spruce up the Swiss Alps. Each mountain must be spotless and even bird droppings are being washed off.
Well, not quite, but it does show the Swiss have a sense of humour as they send themselves up in the video below.
Now the nation is not reknown for its depth of comedy talent or indeed its ability to laugh at itself. Irony and sarcasm are not high up the list of national attributes. Some even go so far to accuse the Swiss of being boring. Heaven forbid.
They are known to be rather fanatical about cleanliness (and punctuality) and have a hatred for litter and mess.
So, it is no surprise then that they are out this summer cleaning up their mountains. Apparently.