If ever there were a time to track down a friend with a truck...
Chinese Fire-In-The-Hole Drill of the Day: This footage from China Central Television claims to show People's Liberation Army trainees playing a game of Extreme Pass the Parcel with live explosives.
It appears likely the video is a fake, but, just to be safe, I'd decline any game night invites from Chinese soldiers if I were you.
Black Bear Misadventure of the Day: A small black bear that somehow found itself inside a dump truck had to be sedated by a BC conservation officer Monday afternoon.
"We were tipping a bin into the dumpster [in downtown Vancouver] and a guy across the street yelled out that a bear just fell out into the dumpster," said MiniBins owner Bret
Afternoon Snack: Members of Moscow's premier hip-hopera company, "Cops On Fire," add some much needed flavor to Burger King Russia's latest marketing campaign.
And by "flavor," I mean fire-breathing chefs, Burger King tattoos, backup ballerinas, and unicorns. Of course.
Life-Saving Beer of the Day: A 52-year-old man stuck in the snow 40 miles outside Nome, Alaska, sustained himself on cans of frozen beer for three days before being rescued by a co-worker and a volunteer firefighter.
Clifton Vial told the Anchorage Daily News that he normally packs a sleeping bag, extra gasoline, and other supplies before heading out, but didn't this time