In a country where Fidel Castro once proposed breeding mini-cows for pasturing in backyards, it should be no surprise that Cubans have become masters of improvisations and inventions in the face of their myriad scarcities.

They punch holes in the bottom of a water bottle and presto, it’s a shower head. If they can’t find AA batteries for the TV remote control, they use a rubber band to attach a C battery, solder in some wires and surf away...



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