Our Christmas became, almost in a matter of hours, a white Christmas. Out of no where we are dealing with low, low temperatures and snow sticking to the ground. For all of East Texas, this is quite a change from our 100 degree summers and mild winters. But, we have to keep in mind that we are not nearly close to how cold it can get.
Cats already have remarkable hearing skills, but a gray feline in Russia found with five ears takes the cake for impressive hearing ability.
According to Vladimir Obryvkov of the Voronezh State University of Agriculture, the cat -- named Luntya -- has two normal ears, two extra ears located just in front of those and then an additional tiny fifth ear.
This week, the trailer for the Russian adaptation of the CBS sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother' has been circulating the Internet.
The Russian version seems to be a bit more violent than the original, and it looks like they were dealing with a smaller budget. But if you can get past that -- and the Soviet Bloc-style haircuts -- you can clearly recognize Ted, Barney, Robin and company.
It turns out ma
The Russians aren't afraid to use the big guns in their war against avalanches.
Vladikavkaz, a region in Southern Russia, is plagued by spring avalanches, so the army uses its heavy artillery to create smaller controlled avalanches which avoid Vladikavkaz's main highway.
Using ordnance for avalanche control is actually a fairly common technique around the world, including in the United States.