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"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
... because I was in Kyiv for some other event, so I took a tour to Chernobyl. One of my weirdest experience in my life, part of it being that I am still not sure that on that very day only I haven't got the radiation dose I should have had in my whole life. They sell it as "during your flight over here, you took more than gamma radiation than on the site in a whole day", but meeeh, not 100% convinced. Even if I am still not glowing when I smile in the night.
It is strange to visit a catastrophe site as part of a tourism experience - you can not get rid of the feeling of voyeurism, but I must reckon it was really, really awesome, and well organized. Lots of people onsite, apparently a series about Chernobyl was aired some times ago, so unfortunately tourists increased en masse in the last weeks.
Four more bones than everyone else. The doctor looked at my left foot after a small accident and found two tiny dots next to my big toe. First he thought they were bone splinters that were left over from an older accident, but I never had anything like that. Then he looked at my other foot and found the same little bones there as well. Not really good for anything, so the XMen did not want to have me.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
I don;t know if you can find it in Germany, but see if you can find episode 3 of Our Guy in Russia[^] - he's a truck mechanic and motorcycle racer / tv engineering bloke, and it's ... um ... interesting. He has cojones! There is a bit where you are only allowed to stop for 20 seconds to examine the Sarcophagus and he's reluctant to leave that quickly despite a countdown and his alarm bleeping away merrily... Surveying Chernobyl - YouTube[^].
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Bit Bizzar, but I can remember exactly where I was when I heard about it, a Day's Inn in Florida. The news had a thing on it for about a minute with a green cloud covering most of Europe! then they went to more important stuff about a farmer who had record braking calf!
pparently a series about Chernobyl was aired some times ago
Yes, only a month or two ago in fact. HBO's Chernobyl. It's actually a dramatized mini-series, not a documentary, but it's quite close to the facts. They took liberties with some of the characters for the purposes of telling the story, and it shows one or two scenes which only happened in anecdotal, and therefore unreliable, testimony. But it's very, very well put together and hugely gripping.
One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know.
So starting next week you'll probably want to change your profile name to "12 Finger Rage" or something like that...
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain