China officially opened the world's longest high-speed train line - the route "Beijing - Guangzhou" long 2298 kilometers. CRH train company will move at a cruising speed of 300 km / h and cover this distance in 8 hours instead of the current 22.
Tamara Baikov ('64) and her husband, Yuri lived in a mud hut in the woods near the Belarusian village Yuhnovichi, on the border with Russia, about 20 years. They set out to torture happiness in a remote backwater of Belarus shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, hoping that their cases will go to the mountain, and temporary huts eventually turn into a big, beautiful house, which can be left to children. However, there is nothing more permanent than temporary - and while farming for 20 years has grown at least so that Tamara and Yuri are self-sufficient in food, the dream of the house were only dreams.
While in the United States are seriously considering the possibility of limiting the right to own assault weapons, some enterprising Americans propose to arm the children themselves. But not with weapons but the means of protection against them, such as bullet-proof school bags. Normal appearance school bag contains armor plate and, according to the company Bullet Blocker, can stop almost any bullets fired from a gun, which allowed Americans to own (including semi-automatic rifles from). The cost of this rig is 250 to 600 U.S. dollars, but how much it weighs, not reported.
In French, Lyon hosts regular "Festival of Light" - one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. Hundreds of buildings, even the churches and cathedrals, from 6 to 9 December became the backdrop for light installations created by "artists around the world", who came to France from all over the world.
In New Zealand, a dog, instead of chasing cars, learn to drive - at least this is true in mongrel Porter, Monty and Ginny. Three dogs, picked up on the street dog breeder Mark Vette (Mark Vette), already know how to turn the steering wheel, shift gears and turn the wheel of a car. What's surprising is that this project is not carried out within the framework of scientific research, and to promote the adaptation of stray dogs. Vette goal - to show that the dog is actually smart enough to drive a car and that they should keep the house.
In Krasnoyarsk, winter has come much earlier than in the West, Russia, and the people and animals there to be more accustomed to the cold. Here's a picture of severe Krasnoyarsk dog in the snow made correspondent Reuters.
St. Petersburg authorities have decided to decorate 27 unpresentable Houses to artwork that would not only beautify the city, but also have established its residents and visitors a festive mood. Now the idea is being implemented ...
Last week (photos are only available now) on the Kamchatka Peninsula, after 36 "silence" revived volcano Flat Tolbachik. Lava flows from a volcano destroyed the base of "Leningrad" and tourist base "Tolbachinskyi" and then rushed into the forest and set it on fire. Authorities say that the snow stops the fire. In the nearby villages were ash falls, but people were not injured. Flat Tolbachik last erupted in 1975-1976. Then there was a "Big Tolbachik Fissure Eruption."
Tuesday, December 4, on the island of Mindanao, which is part of the Philippines, the typhoon hit "Pablo." According to preliminary information, his victims were 52. More than 55 thousand people took refuge in special shelters, the typhoon caused flooding and destruction of many. "Pablo" is already recognized as the most powerful and devastating typhoon in 2012. It is reported that the wind speed exceeds its epicenter 200 km / h
32-year-old Georgian athlete Lasha Pataraya set a new record, which will be listed in the "Guinness World Records" - he pushed his left ear car weighing 8280 kg and dragged him to a distance of 21.5 meters. In so doing he also improved his own achievement by 280 kilograms. In addition to lifting the ears, which enjoys Pataraya for ten years, he is also a champion of Georgia in Greco-Roman wrestling.