"Banki," or homeopathic cupping glasses. In Made in Russia, novelist Gary Shteyngart explains, "A pair of tweezers wrapped in cotton are soaked in vodka or rubbing alcohol and set on fire. The flaming pincers are then stuck inside the glass jar, which sucks out the air so that the edges of the 'cup' will form perfect suction with the skin. In one swift motion, the flaming pincers are removed from the now oxygen-less glass jar, and, with the sound of a horrible kiss, the cup is then stuck to the invalid's back, supposedly to pull the mucous away from the lungs, but in reality to scare the toddler into thinking his parents are raving pyromaniacs with serious intent to hurt.... Even today I loathe to replace a burned-out light bulb because a banka so resembles a hollowed-out version of the same."