Sunday Reads: WowPosted: September 9, 2012
It sure is strange to click on the computer and the top news stories have headlines like these, I mean look at that picture up top…you would expect a tripod shooting out of the ground at any minute.
There is video at that USA Today link.
This morning’s post will be on the short side. It is five thirty am, and real life has been kicking me in the ass lately…so truth be told, I am exhausted.
I saved this next link from earlier in the week, because I wanted to share it with my dad…he flies ultralights. Putin leads Siberian crane migration in hang-glider – CBC News
Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here in a motorized hang-glider near a Siberian crane, has drawn both praise and criticism for a number of adventurous stunts. (Alexsey Druginyn/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters)
Russian President Vladimir Putin has piloted a motorized hang-glider to lead a flock of young Siberian white cranes in flight.
Dressed in a white costume meant to imitate an adult crane, Putin took part in a project to teach the endangered birds — which were raised in captivity — to follow the aircraft on their migration to Central Asia.
RIA-Novosti news agency reported that only one crane followed Putin on his first flight, which he attributed to high winds that caused the hang-glider to travel faster than usual. On the second flight, five birds followed Putin, but after a few circles only two had stuck with him for the full 15-minute flight.
Wow, talk about a photo op, if this dude isn’t wresting snow leopards or flashing his muscular abs, he is showing a bird its migratory path south.
Check out how this story is playing this morning:
Okay, so that last link was more along the lines of Pussy Riot news, but hey…that Putin is something else.
And Putin’s Pussy fiasco…and crane FAIL aren’t the only bits of Russian news trending today. BBC News – Syria: Hillary Clinton rejects Russian plan for UN
Despite the smiles at the Apec summit, differences on Syria remain between the US and Russia