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Barking up the right tree?

Russian dog owners are being collared by advertising agencies to turn their pets into walking billboards. The Promo Dog project in Novosibirsk, Siberia, pays owners a fee in return for their pooches wearing specially designed clothes with ads on them.

A spokesman for the Promo Dog project said: “We have launched this project in a time of financial crisis as an alternative to traditional advertising…

“Dogs go everywhere and are highly visible on the streets. There is also the novelty value of seeing a dog wrapped in an advertisement so people will stop and look. It is an excellent way of raising the profile of a company or product.”

via Ananova

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November 29, 2008 Posted by | dogs | , | Comments Off on Barking up the right tree?

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.

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