Now watermelons are in season in Russia and are pretty popular as a street selling food. The shop owners sometimes build such fenced storages right in the middle of the city to lock the fruit in overnight. The mesh fences don't allow the watermelons be stolen. At least this was their purpose. However, as
reported, homeless people have found their way to the sweet fruit: they use a knife to cut pieces of the fruit the exact same size as the squares in the mesh fence, then just pull it out and eat it. This way, watermelons get those red spots all over the storage. Some more pics are inside:
In Gomel, Belarus, one fisherman caught a real piranha in a local lake. A foam plastic ball was used as bait. It was a big surprise but a woman complained that she had been bitten in the lake by something...
Ichthyologists say the fish looks like a brown pacu from the piranha family. Its length may reach a meter and more, the fish has big strong teeth that resemble human ones, it eats plants and shell-fish.
Bells have not rung here for twenty eight years. Teachers and pupils do not come anymore, exercise books remain unchecked, the latest records in the class books are dated April 26, 1986. Despite the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl NPP, Saturday morning of April 26 was the same as all the previous
mornings. However, teachers gave iodine to the pupils and closed all the windows tight. Some schools cancelled classes and let pupils go home, and on the following day at 4 p.m. Pripyat became empty. Forever. One of Pripyat schools, school №2, is shown right here, in this post.
Some dudes today climbed one of the so called "Stalin's Skyscrapers" - tall buildings built during Stalin's reign, and they placed the Ukrainian flag there. They also painted the top part of an already yellow
star on top of the building a blue tone, so that it matched the Ukrainian flag colors. Later, as witnesses report, they jumped with a parachute off the building. See more, and what happened next, inside.
The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has many interesting objects worth seeing: houses of Pripyat, overgrown remains of Soviet symbolism, industrial radio factory "Jupiter', the fifth unit of the Chernobyl NPP... At the same time, there is
one more important element in the culture of this gloomy place that contributed to the formation of the current post apocalyptic reality. What we mean is the equipment left by people who would never come back.