Hot and Cold Running Beer

A woman in Norway was startled this past weekend when she drew water to wash dishes and beer came out of the taps.

Given that beer in Norway is quite expensive, costing about $7.50 for comparable to a 12-ounce bottle in bars, she might have felt immediately rich – except when she tasted the beer it was a bit odd and not at all carbonated.

“I turned on the tap to clean some knives and forks and beer came out,” Haldis Gundersen of Kristiansund told Reuters news service. “We thought we were in heaven.”

It turned out that a worker in a bar two floors below had mixed up the pipes, wrongly connecting a new barrel to a water pipe leading to Gundersen’s flat. The bar got water in its beer taps.