Only extremely brave or crazy would do this.
For the rest of us this man is …
A stomach-churning video showing a Russian daredevil as he scrambles to one of Moscow’s highest points will make you dizzy just watching it. Adrenaline junkie Artyom Pirniyazov, completely devoid of any safety equipment, hauls his way to the pinnacle of the Kotelnicheskaya Building, which stands at a staggering 176 meters high. The video was an instant online hit generating thousands of comments in awe of the thrill-seeker’s unreal feat. The video comes in three gut-wrenching installments aptly titled “Reach for the Star” that document the entire climb to the crowning star of the skyscraper, one of seven similar building’s around Moscow known in English as “Stalin’s Seven Sisters”.
Like a BOSS!
The weather extremes are obvious:
Does it snow in Brazil? Yes, as much as it is scorching hot in Moscow. National stereotypes mean nothing these days with sky-rocketing temperatures in Russia and negative, snow-bound, freezing scenes in…sunny Brazil?
Not so sunny. Brazil spans the equator and the southern hemisphere and right now it is the depth of winter in the southern states. This week, at least 33 cities in the south of Brazil suffered snowstorms (picture). In the photo, the city of Urubici, in the mountains of the Southern state of Santa Catarina.
The Brazilian Forecasting Center for Weather and Climatic Studies (CPTEC) has predicted that this heavy snowfall in southern Brazil will continue at least until the end of the week. The snowfall started at the beginning of the week in the southern Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.
The minimum temperature today was minus 3.6 Celsius in Cambará do Sul (Santa Catarina) and minus 3C in Bom Jesus, Rio Grande do Sul. In Urubici, the local authorities had to provide shelters for the homeless. Rio Grande do Sul’s first snowfall occurred on Monday night.
Ask yourself this, what is more likely…
That the car your drive and the burger you eat is negatively affecting the Earth? Or possibly that the changing angle of Earth’s position in the sky, as it directly relates to the sun, is causing such weird changes?
Not saying I am right by any stretch of the imagination, but it is…
Something to think about.
It’s not that I don’t believe in Aliens, or the possibility of their existence…But it’s that I don’t believe that they drop by the ol’ homestead for a chat and a beer. Does that make me a bad believer?
Cause if there is one thing I have respect for (you know, just in case any extraterrestrials are reading) is facehuggers and the possibility there of.
Check out this amazing article from Oddnews:
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov of Kalmykia recently told a TV interviewer that in 1997 he was met by aliens at his Moscow apartment and that he spent several hour with them.
He said he’d been falling asleep when he heard someone calling him from his balcony. When he went to look, he was met by human-like aliens in yellow spacesuits.
The aliens then apparently took him onboard their spaceship where chatted to them for hours before being returned home.
But a Russian MP has said that the Kremlin should now investigate the incident because the aliens could have access to state secrets. We think he is missing the point. Andre Lebedev has also asked – in his letter to President Dmitry Medvedev – whether there are any official guidelines for what government officials should do if contacted by aliens.
And just so we’re clear…
I’m not laughing WITH him, I’m laughing AT him.
Replacing pipes for a heating pipeline north-west of Moscow, over 900 WWII unexploded bombs were unearthed by Sappers. This is a record number of shells found in the region. The defense ministry said more than likely this arsenal was was for the defense of Moscow in 1941 against the Nazis.
“There were 916 shells uncovered in total. Detonators were found with 40 of the found shells. They are mostly 76-millimeter shells, but there were also 122-mm and 152 mm shells,” an official of the Moscow EMERCOM said.
I must say, this is very cool and all, but me being me, a few words just can’t help but jump out at me as I read this article. Those being: ‘heating’, ‘bombs’ and ‘replacing’.
What, only now ‘replacing’ the ‘heating’ pipes, were these ‘bombs’ just discovered?
No one noticed them the first time?
After grappling with that terrifying concept for a moment, another couple of words come almost instantly to mind regarding everyone that had lived in the area, for about the past 70 years, with the ‘heating’ pipes sitting apparently in the immediate vicinity of the ‘bombs’, and those are:
‘Really’ ‘damn’ ‘lucky’.