It’s a wildlife haven, apparently, despite the mutations. (Insert jokes about three-winged birds etc here.) The Reference Frame has more info. You can view some very eerie photo galleries at the BBC of abandoned cities and villages as they appear today.
But I could hardly pass up the opportunity presented by the 21st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster to retell some old Chernobyl jokes. So here goes:
· How do you make chicken Kiev? Well, first you heat the city to 400 degrees….
· An old woman stands in the market with a “Chernobyl mushrooms for sale” sign. A man goes up to her and asks, “Hey, what are you doing? Who’s going to buy Chernobyl mushrooms?” And she tells him, “Why, lots of people. Some for their boss, some for their mother-in-law…”
· A grandson asks his grandfather: “Grandpa, is it true that in 1986 there was an accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant?” “Yes, there was.” – answered the Grandpa and patted the grandson’s head. “Grandpa, is it true that it had absolutely no consequences?” “Yes, absolutely” – answered the Grandpa and patted the grandson’s second head.