And because the street is so narrow, there are traffic lights at its ends, just as you would find at an intersection. It is said that a German got stuck in the street and could not move in any direction. Furthermore, the nearby restaurant staff had to lather her up with soap to push her down the street. But it's also possible that this is just another one of Prague's legends.
In 1914, Mr. Oulík caught a small eel in the Vltava river and carried it to the insurance company building. On the ground floor is a small fountain in which the eel lived. He got the name Pepík, and although the average age of eels is 8-12 years, Pepík lived happily to the age of 62.