Meanwhile in Russia of the Day: Passengers Push Frozen Plane

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In Russia, plane rides you.

A UTair flight froze to the ground at Igarka airport in Siberia on Tuesday, and passengers had to get out and push the 30-ton aircraft to get it moving again.

One of the men in the video is heard saying: "Real men can plant a tree, build a house, and push a plane," according to the Siberian Times.

The temperatures in the region above the Arctic Circle hit below 52C, and the brakes froze because they used the wrong kind of grease.

Animal of the Day: German Shepard Hates Mr. Trololo

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His howls are saying "for the love of god please stop."

Maximus the German Shepard does not like the sound of that creepy Russian trololo song, nor does he enjoy it when his owner sings it in the bathroom.

We feel for you Maximus.

Science of the Day: First 3D Printed Object in Space

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Science of the Day: First 3D Printed Object in Space
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We aren't quite at Star Trek replicator levels of awesomeness yet, but we're getting there.

This week astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) printed the first 3D object in space.

A private company called Made In Space designed and built the printer for NASA through their Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

The printed piece is actually a part for the printer itself - a faceplate for the extruder.

So what is the significance of all this?

"This 'First Print' serves to demonstrate the potential of the technology to produce replacement parts on demand if a critical component fails in space," said Jason Dunn, Chief Technical Officer for Made In Space.

And maybe to make a fork and knife to eat all that meat the British keep sending up there.

What If of the Day: ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Starring Ellen

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You'll have to wait until Valentines Day 2015 for the official release of the "50 Shades of Grey" movie, but until then, a different fantasy you didn't know you had has been fulfilled.

Ellen Degeneres has inserted herself into another film, this time in the lead role of Anastasia Steele, opposite the S&M aficionado played by Jamie Dornan.

Drone Footage of the Day: What Chernobyl Looks Like in 2014

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As part of a recent story for "60 Minutes," filmmaker Danny Cooke shot this haunting footage of Chernobyl and the abandoned city of Prypiat in Ukraine.

The nuclear meltdown was 30 years ago, but the reactor, which was simply buried in a tomb, is still very dangerous. According to the CBS report, there is a project underway to come up with a more permanent solution, but it's three quarters of a billion dollars short of its goal.

Cooke calls it "one of the most interesting and dangerous places I've been."

Pilot of the Day: Joel McHale is Producing a TV Show about Internet Commenters

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"The Soup" host and "Community" star Joel McHale is about to take on the trolls!

E! has greenlit his pilot for "Comments Section," which will star Michael Kosta and "focus on deconstructing the often snarky comments on popular websites."

Not sure if this will shame them, or encourage them…

Things are about to get a whole lot nastier down there.

Diva Feud of the Day: Bette Midler vs Ariana Grande

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Diva Feud of the Day: Bette Midler vs Ariana Grande
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Bette Midler doesn't understand why all the new young pop stars are showing so much skin these days.

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, she took a swipe at Ariana Grande about using sex to sell albums.

"It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it," she said.

For context, here is Ariana Grande "slithering" around on stage at the AMAs this past weekend, in case you missed it:


"And now it's whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they're having sex. They really like to slap each other's butts," Midler also said in the interview.

She's got that right. 2014 certainly was a year filled with butts - we're looking at you Nicki, Kim, Jlo and Iggy.

Ariana responded via Twitter, passive aggressively calling Midler a "sexy mermaid" and wondering where the old Bette went.


Midler finally signaled a truce, with her latest tweet.

And all was well in the world again, except not.