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Thrills&Spills

'Buy the set!': Mistral warships go 'on sale' in Russian & French spoof ads
French and Russian humor may differ, but people in both countries have almost simultaneously placed ads on customer websites, 'selling' the Mistral ships. The offer got quite a response, with people asking for specifications and possible discounts.

27.11.2014 12:50

Wet waltz: Rare twin waterspouts elegantly dance off Italian coast (VIDEO)
Two enormous waterspouts have been captured twisting together in a miraculous show, connecting sea and sky. The dual waterspouts, or ‘le dragoni’ in Italian, are extremely rare to observe.

27.11.2014 08:42

Mickey Rourke’s Russian adventure: Boxing, meeting Putin, looking to adopt dog
Hollywood star Mickey Rourke – a sex symbol of the 1980s – is enjoying his time in Russia this week. The actor, who is not a newcomer to the Russian capital, is getting ready for a boxing match in Moscow on Friday.

26.11.2014 19:51

–52C in Siberia: Over 70 passengers 'push' frozen plane to runway (VIDEO)
Freezing temperatures didn’t stop intrepid passengers from “helping out” a Russian plane that couldn’t move, because its wheels were frozen to the ground. The "selfie" won the day in a remote Siberian town beyond the Arctic Circle.

26.11.2014 08:34

‘Reliving Icarus’ dream’: Solar-powered mission to edge of space is on
A project aiming to build a solar-powered plane, capable of climbing to a record-breaking 24,000 meters into the stratosphere, has found sponsors. The race to the edge of space is on, with a maiden flight just powered by the sun scheduled for 2017.

24.11.2014 07:11

The quick way down: Russian basejumper flies off a 3,200m peak (VIDEO)
It took him hours to get to the top, but just a matter of minutes to get back down. Russian thrill-seeker Ratmir Nagimyanov recorded his stunning decent from a 3,200-meter-high mountain in the Republic of Ingushetia, which he calls just a warm-up.

20.11.2014 15:03

Nessie a fake?? Spoilsport conservationists say Loch Ness Monster just a log all along
In a world teaming with lore and unexplained phenomena, the Loch Ness Monster has stood at the top of the paranormal pantheon for decades. Now, a woodland conservation group says the world’s most renowned monster may in fact be…a log?

22.11.2014 11:04

​Badass motion: Russia’s ‘BatTram’ explored (VIDEO)
The futuristic-looking glossy black streetcar produced by a leading tank factory in Russia has been touring the country in a bid to attract future buyers. A new video featuring the R1 at a Moscow industry expo has been released.

21.11.2014 14:01

Chelyabinsk meteor #2? Massive flash over Russia’s Urals stuns locals & scientists
An extraordinary bright orange flash has lit up the sky in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. While locals captured the massive ‘blast’ on numerous cameras, both scientists and emergency services still struggle to explain the unusual event.

18.11.2014 20:44

'Crazy science': Russians use liquid nitrogen to reinvent #IceBucketChallenge
People around the globe oohed and aahed after freezing themselves with buckets of ice water, but for the sake of 'crazy Russian science' some went further, pouring almost 300 degrees Fahrenheit colder liquid over their heads.

18.11.2014 18:56

‘I like having my life in my own hands’: Victoria Falls highwire-walker to RT
Daredevil highwire-walker and Austrian crime author Reinhard Kleindl has shot to fame after crossing the 108 meter Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border. He spoke to RT about his motivations and safety precautions.

15.11.2014 11:45

​‘No pork or alcohol’: Top London hotel being run under Sharia law?
London’s Bermondsey Square Hotel has suddenly banned the sale of alcohol, and reportedly pork, “in accordance with Sharia law” under the orders of its new Middle-Eastern owner.

15.11.2014 15:07