Tag archive for ‘odd news’
Better Than a Guard Dog
An old story that I never got around to posting about: Apparently a circus owner from Kostanai came to Karaganda to buy a lion for his circus. That’s not unusual; there’s a zoo in Karaganda. He picked him up in a Gazelle, which is a big moving van style truck. And the lion was locked [...]
I heard that prison conditions are bad in Kazakhstan, but seriously? You’d rather castrate yourself than be extradited back to Kazakhstan?
Pictures of the UFO Last Year
Update on: UFO in Kazakhstan which does appear to be the real deal in so far as something did fall. Whether it was a UFO or not, I couldn’t say. Still no new information but we do have some pictures, including pictures that seem to come from official news agencies. Thanks to Above Top Secret [...]
Pork Pork Pork
The Biotechnology Center of Kazakhstan has developed a test to tell if there is pork in your food so that Muslims can avoid eating pig inadvertently. Apparently, pork is cheaper than beef or lamb in Kazakhstan (we never buy it, so I don’t actually know) meaning that some restaurants or cafes, or maybe butchers, slip [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day: You’re Under Arrest!
Missed this cute little story: On Valentine’s Day, policewomen handed out flowers and cards instead of tickets [RU] to traffic law violators in Kostanai province. On the back of the Valentine’s Day cards were explainations of the traffic laws. The head of the traffic police section in Kostanai was quoted by zakon.kz as saying, “Today, [...]
Someone in Kazakhstan watched The Ladykillers a few too many times. There was an attempted robbery on Tsenabank in Astana by digging a tunnel to the bank vault. The suspects had been working on it for 15 months. They successfully dug the tunnel from a garage to the bank and were only discovered when security [...]
Rolling the Rolls
Someone in Karaganda has modified his Mercedes E-class to look like a Rolls-Royce. The video doesn’t really show the car off to its best advantage especially as he seems to get stuck in the snow! But it’s still a pretty cool mod. And there’s a bit of social commentary as the neighborhood he’s driving through [...]