Have you ever seriously thought where water poured out into the sink or flushed into the toilet flows? And what happens to leftover food and our waste products which disappear in pipes? Even if you haven't, you've probably heard at least something of treatment facilities and maybe know that during the
cleaning process silt is obtained, which is then used for producing gas! Today we'll visit the Kuryanovsky water treatment plant in the south of Moscow and trace the way of sewage "from pipe to pipe". We'll also visit a mini thermoelectric plant running on biogas produced from silt.
On November 20, 2004 one Russian guy, Vitaly Kulikov, set a new world record for highest ever flight. He reached a height of 5470 m on a bunch of 800 toy balloons filled with helium. Thus, Vitaly broke the record of three years ago belonging to Ian Ashpole and included in the Guinness Book of Records. The Englishman managed to reach a height of only 3350 m. Besides,
he couldn't land his "aircraft" and had to use a parachute. Kulikov's flight was a greater success, even though it took place in really extreme conditions - a terrible blizzard struck on that day. The wind speed near the ground was more than 160 km/h. Even planes don't fly in such weather. They are simply blown away from the strip...
Spring at the Crimea is amazing! Especially the snow-covered trees on the mountains. If you go to the cave city of Chufut-Calais during the dull weather you will get to see the puzzling views of nature. The ruins of the cave city of
Chufut-Calais are located on a plateau which rises 540 meters above sea level. It was founded by the Byzantine Empire in the VI century as a fortress. The name of the city Chufut- Calais translates as the "Jewish fortress".