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Forget tank biathlon, HELICOPTER GOLF is all the rage in Russia (VIDEO)
While helicopters are used in some countries to ferry golfers across vast courses, Russians have literally taken golf to a whole new level – playing the game while flying a helicopter!

22.02.2015 15:18

Good Samaritans donate to Detroit man who walks 21 miles to work each day
Unable to afford a car, Detroit resident James Robertson walks a 21 mile round trip to his factory job each day. A local man noticed his plight and began offering him rides. Now, an online donation page has reeled in plenty of money for a car – and more.

03.02.2015 19:02

Uber: A small step towards world bankruptcy
Taxi alternative Uber generates enormous controversy. Politicians ought to be looking to the future, not safeguarding an increasingly irrelevant status quo. Indeed their very future power depends on it.

23.01.2015 13:38

Ride with the president! Uruguay’s Mujica picks up a young hitchhiker
Hitchhiking on one of Uruguayan roads, a young man has snagged a truly amazing ride – in President Jose Mujica's car.

17.01.2015 11:22

Red Army Choir gets ‘Happy’ with amazing Pharrell Williams cover (VIDEO)
By now everyone has heard Pharrell Williams' insanely viral hit Happy, though they’ve never heard it like this! After nearly 2,000 covers from across the globe, Russia’s Red Army Choir has released their own cover of the best-selling song of 2014.

02.01.2015 12:31

Festive Champhysics: Uncorking sparkling wine a key to solving energy problems
When you were opening a bottle of champagne to mark the New Year, you probably had no idea that you triggered a complex physical process. Understanding it can lead to more efficient energy production, but requires a supercomputer.

01.01.2015 06:53

Fiji world’s happiest nation, Iraqi unhappiest – poll
Fiji is the happiest country in the world, while war-torn Iraq is the least happy nation, says Gallup survey. At the same time, about 60 percent of respondents, the majority from the Middle East, say they would fight for their country if necessary.

31.12.2014 11:28

Mall Santas an ‘endangered species’ as cyber Santas rise
Forget transporting loud, noisy kids through harsh winter weather and standing in lines for hours in order to see Santa Claus – nowadays, more and more parents are using sleek new electronics to communicate with the jolly old St. Nick.

23.12.2014 02:14

Porsches sold out: Luxury cars go like hotcakes in Russia amid ruble plunge
Car dealers in the Russian capital ran out of stock, as customers were buying Porsches, Lamborghinis and BMWs in unusually large numbers, despite growing price tags. The influx was prompted both by holiday spirits and ruble devaluation, experts say.

20.12.2014 13:10

Tanks for the ride: UK dad drops off kids at school – in a 17-ton army tank
A father in the UK has come up with an innovative idea to get his kids to school on time, and make sure they won’t miss it due to bad weather. He drops off his sons at their village school… in a 17-ton snow-white tank.

18.12.2014 07:19

Shopping frenzy, social media fuss and jokes in Russia as ruble collapses
Luxury cars, jewellery, fridges and TVs are selling like hot cakes. Russians are rushing to buy retail after 'Black Tuesday’ - the day the Ruble lost 20% of its value. And you can watch it on social media.

17.12.2014 11:11

​Nip, tuck & selfie: Social media addiction spurs boom in plastic surgery
Social media users are turned to a more radical way than Photoshop to create an ideal selfie: plastic surgery. Worried about noses being “too big” or eyes “too droopy,” they are boosting business by up to 25 percent, a New York plastic surgeon says.

02.12.2014 09:38