– Winter Olympics on man-made snow-
The Climate in Zhangjiakou is cold but dry, the area only experiences on average 7.9 mm of precipitation each winter, most outdoor events in 2022 are taking place in Zhangjiakou, 160 km outside of Beijing. In 1980 snow machines were used at lake placid,New York, to blow water droplets into air to freeze! The move has caused several environmental groups to question the decisions to hole the games in this location. A report estimated china would need 49 million gallons of water to create the required fake snow for the Olympics, it would be around the same amount of water as 800 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
-Military hovercraft lands on busy beach-
Beach goers in Russia had a surprise over the weekend when a military hovercraft ran onto the beach. The RDM (Russian Defence Ministry) said the ship’s crew were carrying out a training exercise. The Russian hovercraft is called a “Zubr” and it landed on a popular beach near the Russian town of Kaliningrad, according to Russian newspapers the ministry said it was not sure what people were doing on the beach on a warm day in August. luckily nobody was hurt during the exercise.