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Dec 3, 2012

125-mile traffic jam in Russia due to thick snow causes stranded drivers during entire weekend (Video)

125 mile traffic jam Russia
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A 125-mile traffic jam was experienced in Russia due to thick snow, which has been going on for entire weekend, from Friday to Sunday, (November 30 – December 2, 2012), in the long road between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. A video of the situation is available below. Part of the 125-mile traffic jam in […]

Aug 12, 2012

Olympic medal count 2012: USA leads over China in London Olympics, Britain lands third

Olympic medal count 2012: USA leads over China in London Olympics, Britain lands third
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Updated: August 13, 2012 2:35 a.m. Read Olympic medal count: USA leads in final tally as London Olympics 2012 ends, China second, Britain third The United States of America (USA) continues to lead over China in the latest Olympic medal count, as of Saturday, August 11, 2012, or Day 15 (second to the last day) […]

May 30, 2012

Russia Angry Birds: Russian bank to issue Angry Birds bank cards this coming June (Photo)

Russia Angry Birds bank card
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Russia is being set to have its so-called Angry Birds bank cards, with a sample as shown in the photo below, as a result of the coordination between the popular game franchise, a leading online retail company, and a local bank. Russian Angry Birds bank card Image Credit: Promsvyazbank As reported at, a Russian […]

Apr 30, 2012

Manhole cover in Russia causes a Land Rover to flip over (Video)

Manhole cover in Russia causes a Land Rover to flip over (Video)
By in Europe, Weird No comments

A manhole cover in a street in Russia caused a Land Rover Freelander 2 to flip over as it passes over it, and was caught on camera in two different angles, as shown in the videos below. Land Rover, flipping over while passing a manhole cover Image Credit: ital621/YouTube Apparently, the first video was taken […]

Apr 26, 2012

Rare Amur Leopard Photographed For The First Time In China (Photo)

rare Amur leopard
By in Animals, Asia, Science, World No comments

Rare Amur Leopard Credit: Hunchun Amur Tiger National Nature Reserve Photographs of rare Amur leopards have been captured for the first time in China by camera traps in a protected area, international news sites reported on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. According to Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) as mentioned in the reports, the photos were taken […]

Apr 3, 2012

ATR 72 Aircraft: Technical Failure Possible Cause Of Russian Plane Crash In Siberia

ATR 72 aircraft
By in Events, Russia, World No comments

ATR 72 Aircraft That Crashed Image Credit: Reuters Technical failure is the possible cause of the recent plane crash of a UTair ATR 72 aircraft near the western Siberian city of Tyumen on Monday, April 2, 2012. According to reports, the captain of the passenger plane decided not to have the ATR 72 aircraft treated […]

Dec 6, 2011

Woolly Mammoth: Scientists to Clone Woolly Mammoth in Five Years (Photo)

Woolly mammoth
By in Animals, Archaelogy, Science No comments

Woolly Mammoth Image Credit: Michael Long The woolly mammoth found in ice in Siberia, which went extinct around 10,000 years ago, will be cloned by scientists within five years, according to reports by several international Science news sites on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. The research team of Semyon Grigoriev, a Russian scientist and acting director […]

Nov 17, 2011

Alien In Fridge: Marta Yegorovnam Kept Alien Body In Fridge For 2 Years (Picture)

Alien In Fridge
By in Russia, Weird, World No comments

A Russian woman claims she kept a frozen alien corpse in her fridge for two years, international news sites reported on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Marta Yegorovnam reportedly kept the alien body in the western Russian city of Petrozavodsk for two years. The alien, as shown below, was said to be 2 feet high, with […]

Nov 9, 2011

Russia launches Phobos-Grunt mission, to collect Mars moon dust (Video)

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Russia launched on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 its Phobos-Grunt spacecraft, as shown in the video below. Its mission is to get soil samples or dust from Phobos, a moon of Mars. As noted at on Tuesday, the unmanned Phobos-Grunt was launched at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday 12:16 a.m. (Russia time), or […]

Nov 5, 2011

ESA: Simulated Mars mission Mars500 ‘returns’ to Earth after 17 months (Video)

ESA: Simulated Mars mission Mars500 ‘returns’ to Earth after 17 months (Video)
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The simulated Mars mission, Mars500 ‘returned’ to Earth on Friday, November 04, 2011, after 17 months (520 days) of the full-length, high-fidelity simulation ‘trip to Mars‘ by humans, as shown in the video below. Simulated Mars mission Mars500 members Image Credit: As noted by European Space Agency (ESA) on its official website, the six […]