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Cement rain

rains cement

Russian air force planes dropped a 25-kg (55-lb) sack of cement on a suburban Moscow home last week while seeding clouds to prevent rain from spoiling a holiday, Russian media said on Tuesday.

“A pack of cement used in creating … good weather in the capital region … failed to pulverise completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft),” police in Naro-Fominsk told agency RIA-Novosti.

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In other news: Russia seeds clouds with cement.

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June 17, 2008 Posted by | Strange | , | Comments Off on Cement rain

‘UFO’? Well, not quite

‘UFO’: report

A Chinese company has developed a prototype flying saucer that can hover in the air and be controlled remotely from afar, state press said Tuesday.

The aircraft is 1.2 metres (four feet) in diameter and is able to take off and land vertically and hover at an altitude of up to 1,000 metres (yards), Xinhua news agency said.

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That image above is the propoganda image. Here’s an image of the real thing. Is that steam?

June 17, 2008 Posted by | UFO | , | Comments Off on ‘UFO’? Well, not quite

You thought gas was expensive in the US?

More at Daily Express: petrol sells at £9 a gallon

The price of petrol hit a new high yesterday with one garage owner charging an astonishing £9.10 a gallon.

The news was greeted with fury by motorists who are suffering increasing torment as the tanker drivers’ strike bites deep.

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That’s almost $20 a gallon, folks. Lots more at the link above.

June 17, 2008 Posted by | Cars | , , | Comments Off on You thought gas was expensive in the US?