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2013-02-19 08:47:33 PM
use the coals to burn the bodies, save real estate in the process.
 
2013-02-19 08:57:43 PM
I swear I must be turning gay. The only thing on my mind after seeing all those pictures was "Those are some beautiful fur coats."
 
2013-02-19 09:10:11 PM
It was so cold when my grandfather died single digit highs w/ lows in negative double digits that the dirt froze into a solid chunk after the grave was dug making it very difficult to backfill. I know it's not that cold relatively speaking, but for Alabama it was awful.

Couple that with the hearse breaking down (due to insufficient antifreeze) on the way causing the procession to have to wait in the breakdown lane while another hearse was brought out and his body transferred over made it a most memorable day.
 
2013-02-19 09:15:08 PM
I couldn't think of a reason in the world to stay there.
I have a feeling those people are pretty stinky, and the food looked like crap.
 
2013-02-19 09:38:08 PM
-95.8 below zero Fahrenheit.
 
2013-02-19 09:40:23 PM
Is every caption in this article part of the article?
 
2013-02-19 09:52:25 PM
PIG ROAST!  WOO!

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2013-02-19 10:05:02 PM
Burying the dead in the ground is a selfish act and waste of resources and space. Plus, the funeral industry in general is the only place that can charge you 10 Grand to make Grandpa look like Grandma, and is legally protected when they mislead you and try to rip you off in the process of doing so.

Donate your organs. Donate your body even. One person can help dozens of other people in death, even if they're not eligible to donate an organ. One person can train five or six physicians to perform complex and life-saving procedures. One person can train a dozen paramedics, nurses, and Respiratory therapists on advanced airway placement and advanced surgical skills. Even in death, one person can continue to improve the lives of countless others - from eyesight, to being free of the scourge of dialysis, to even being able to get out of bed and walk across the room.

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2013-02-19 11:01:53 PM
I enjoyed those photos, for I haven't seen too much of eastern Russia.  Usually, only central to western Russians are depicted in movies and media.  I have heard the eastern Russians are discriminated against by the Russian gov. (no surprise), but it is nice to hear part of their story.
 
2013-02-19 11:25:23 PM
I wonder if they ever have one of their eyelids freeze shut, or have a runny nose turn into a snotcicle?

I bet if you peed off the top of a building, it would be like hale.
 
2013-02-20 12:02:29 AM
There are places in more remote Alaska where they have to anticipate who's going to die during winter and pre-dig the graves. Unexpected bodies are stored until the spring thaw.
 
2013-02-20 12:11:05 AM

Pocket Ninja: There are places in more remote Alaska where they have to anticipate who's going to die during winter and pre-dig the graves. Unexpected bodies are stored until the spring thaw.


or just fed to the pigs.

/wu?
 
2013-02-20 12:12:24 AM
So much for global warming.

/oblig
 
2013-02-20 12:29:19 AM
Meh. We bury above ground.
 
2013-02-20 12:29:54 AM
I just came on here to say that due to the incredibly intrusive popup ad that blocks any action unless I watch a stupid video on my mobile, I won't be checking fark much. fark this shiat.
 
2013-02-20 12:32:41 AM

chetbango: I just came on here to say that due to the incredibly intrusive popup ad that blocks any action unless I watch a stupid video on my mobile, I won't be checking fark much. fark this shiat.


Huh? I don't get any popups, and I don't even have a popup stopper going.
Are you sure it isn't adware/malware?
 
2013-02-20 12:37:51 AM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Friendly fire: A dog lies on wood shavings near a woodstack in the valley where coal deliveries are irregular forcing the power station to start burning wood

Am I insane... or is that a wolf, not a dog?
 
2013-02-20 12:38:16 AM
They used to freeze and store bodies in North Dakota until spring for burial. You could pay extra for earlier burial but hardly anybody ever did. nobody wanted to stand outside in the dead of winter either.
 
2013-02-20 12:39:37 AM
Global warmingWhere's your Al Gore now?
 
2013-02-20 12:44:59 AM

chetbango: I just came on here to say that due to the incredibly intrusive popup ad that blocks any action unless I watch a stupid video on my mobile, I won't be checking fark much. fark this shiat.


I don't think that's from fark, but you should probably farkback if you think it came from here. They hunt down and kill bad ads.
 
2013-02-20 12:45:56 AM
I like how they ran out of things to say in the captions and started repeating the same phrase over and over again as if we didn't pick up on the fact that it was the coldest inhabited place on earth.
 
2013-02-20 12:46:24 AM
FTA:

The thick fur of these East Siberian Laikas puppies keeps them warm: Oymyakon is 750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer

Since when is distance from sea level determining the length of their days?
 
2013-02-20 12:47:43 AM
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2013-02-20 12:49:40 AM
I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.
 
2013-02-20 12:50:51 AM
a.abcnews.go.com

Does not approve
 
2013-02-20 12:50:54 AM

walkenreeves: FTA:

The thick fur of these East Siberian Laikas puppies keeps them warm: Oymyakon is 750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer

Since when is distance from sea level determining the length of their days?


The Daily Mirror screwing stuff up? Shocking.
 
2013-02-20 12:53:30 AM

BronyMedic: Burying the dead in the ground is a selfish act and waste of resources and space. Plus, the funeral industry in general is the only place that can charge you 10 Grand to make Grandpa look like Grandma, and is legally protected when they mislead you and try to rip you off in the process of doing so.

Donate your organs. Donate your body even. One person can help dozens of other people in death, even if they're not eligible to donate an organ. One person can train five or six physicians to perform complex and life-saving procedures. One person can train a dozen paramedics, nurses, and Respiratory therapists on advanced airway placement and advanced surgical skills. Even in death, one person can continue to improve the lives of countless others - from eyesight, to being free of the scourge of dialysis, to even being able to get out of bed and walk across the room.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x625]


I'm nervous about the whole part where others stand to make a profit by pronouncing me dead in order to get my organs when I lack the ability to say "no".
 
2013-02-20 12:54:06 AM

sethen320: I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.


Are you kidding?  They don't even have an Outback, they think Applebee's is high class!
 
2013-02-20 12:55:11 AM

lack of warmth: I enjoyed those photos, for I haven't seen too much of eastern Russia.  Usually, only central to western Russians are depicted in movies and media.  I have heard the eastern Russians are discriminated against by the Russian gov. (no surprise), but it is nice to hear part of their story.


The east is basically part of Russia's empire. For some reason people don't get up in arms about an empire when it's contiguous with the main country.
 
2013-02-20 12:56:17 AM
Russia? They don't just use Semtex to dig a hole?
 
2013-02-20 12:56:23 AM

lacydog: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x558]

Friendly fire: A dog lies on wood shavings near a woodstack in the valley where coal deliveries are irregular forcing the power station to start burning wood

Am I insane... or is that a wolf, not a dog?


It's a dog. Laikas are from the same family as Huskies.
 
2013-02-20 12:59:14 AM

Mr. Eugenides: sethen320: I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.

Are you kidding?  They don't even have an Outback, they think Applebee's is high class!


Pfft...I'll bet they don't even have a Target and have to shop at WalMart...mere serfs.
 
2013-02-20 01:00:47 AM

walkenreeves: FTA:

The thick fur of these East Siberian Laikas puppies keeps them warm: Oymyakon is 750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer

Since when is distance from sea level determining the length of their days?


It's a part of it. Depends on the geography too though.
 
2013-02-20 01:01:23 AM

sethen320: I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.


It's still Russia. They have electric lights; that doesn't mean they have anything more "modern" than that.
 
2013-02-20 01:02:08 AM
Electricity is a "modern" convenience now?
 
2013-02-20 01:02:53 AM
Why don't people want to be recycled back into the organic matter from whence they came?
 
2013-02-20 01:02:53 AM

Gyrfalcon: sethen320: I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.

It's still Russia. They have electric lights; that doesn't mean they have anything more "modern" than that.


Yes, I get that...the article insinuated that they have nothing.
 
2013-02-20 01:03:12 AM
Seems an odd way to do things. Does the place not thaw during summer? I know in some places in Wisconsin after the funeral they put the bodies on ice until spring/summer when they can dig the grave normally, then bury the casket then.
 
2013-02-20 01:03:13 AM

sethen320: BronyMedic: Burying the dead in the ground is a selfish act and waste of resources and space. Plus, the funeral industry in general is the only place that can charge you 10 Grand to make Grandpa look like Grandma, and is legally protected when they mislead you and try to rip you off in the process of doing so.

Donate your organs. Donate your body even. One person can help dozens of other people in death, even if they're not eligible to donate an organ. One person can train five or six physicians to perform complex and life-saving procedures. One person can train a dozen paramedics, nurses, and Respiratory therapists on advanced airway placement and advanced surgical skills. Even in death, one person can continue to improve the lives of countless others - from eyesight, to being free of the scourge of dialysis, to even being able to get out of bed and walk across the room.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x625]

I'm nervous about the whole part where others stand to make a profit by pronouncing me dead in order to get my organs when I lack the ability to say "no".


You're an idiot, so right there, you can be safe in knowing nobody will be fighting over your brain.
 
2013-02-20 01:04:42 AM

sethen320: Yes, I get that...the article insinuated that they have nothing.


So you are saying they do have modern conveniences?
 
2013-02-20 01:05:41 AM

limeyfellow: walkenreeves: FTA:

The thick fur of these East Siberian Laikas puppies keeps them warm: Oymyakon is 750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer

Since when is distance from sea level determining the length of their days?

The Daily Mirror screwing stuff up? Shocking.


You two are both dumb:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_sun
 
2013-02-20 01:08:08 AM
Drinking borscht out of straw peasant boots is good for ya.

Small wonder the USSR is no more.
 
2013-02-20 01:10:27 AM
Boy those liebruls most feel pretty stupid. The only question we gotta answer now is why NASA and every utter scientist is spreading FUD to make us believe there's a problem.
 
2013-02-20 01:11:15 AM

BronyMedic: Burying the dead in the ground is a selfish act and waste of resources and space. Plus, the funeral industry in general is the only place that can charge you 10 Grand to make Grandpa look like Grandma, and is legally protected when they mislead you and try to rip you off in the process of doing so.

Donate your organs. Donate your body even. One person can help dozens of other people in death, even if they're not eligible to donate an organ. One person can train five or six physicians to perform complex and life-saving procedures. One person can train a dozen paramedics, nurses, and Respiratory therapists on advanced airway placement and advanced surgical skills. Even in death, one person can continue to improve the lives of countless others - from eyesight, to being free of the scourge of dialysis, to even being able to get out of bed and walk across the room.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x625]


By the time I die there won't be anything left but scar tissue and a hell of a tale.
 
2013-02-20 01:11:55 AM

howdoibegin: limeyfellow: walkenreeves: FTA:

The thick fur of these East Siberian Laikas puppies keeps them warm: Oymyakon is 750 metres above sea level, which means that the length of a day varies from 3 hours in December to 21 hours in the summer

Since when is distance from sea level determining the length of their days?

The Daily Mirror screwing stuff up? Shocking.

You two are both dumb:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_sun


And you're an idiot who either didn't read the wiki you linked to or didn't pay sufficient attention to TFA and the people you quoted. Midnight sun is due to it's latitude or distance from the equator, not it's altitude or height above sea level like TFA said.
 
2013-02-20 01:12:42 AM
"Alexander Platonov, 52, a retired teacher, dressed for .  .  .  "

jesus, wait, the farkin' Communists have RETIREMENT?  AT 52?

Man, I'm on the wrong fargin' team - we wuz screwed.
 
2013-02-20 01:13:24 AM
Approves

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2013-02-20 01:16:10 AM

sethen320: Gyrfalcon: sethen320: I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.

It's still Russia. They have electric lights; that doesn't mean they have anything more "modern" than that.

Yes, I get that...the article insinuated that they have nothing.


Gyrfalcon: sethen320: I love the pic where it says "Heavy cover: The houses in the village of Tomtor in the Oymyakon valley where most homes still burn coal and wood to heat and enjoy few modern conveniences"...yet there are power lines criss-crossing absolutely everywhere.

I accept that it's cold and life there is much more harsh than what I am used to, but somehow I think the Daily Fail is playing up the drama just a bit.

It's still Russia. They have electric lights; that doesn't mean they have anything more "modern" than that.


I realize it's easy for me to generalize from my nice comfortable chair here in a 1st world nation, but while they were building a power plant, buying cars, putting up power lines, putting beautiful tile on the walls of their kitchens (it was in one of the pics), and building up a fuel delivery system (evidenced by the fact that they have vehicles)...it never occurred to anyone to put some zinc wire in a box and plug it into the power supply? Do you really believe that?

Yes, it's cold...very very cold. The article is not lying about that. If it was unbearable the inhabitants of that town would not be. This is a journalist looking for a story and making their day to day reality into something it is not. People survive in all sorts of conditions. A lot of the pictures in this story were beautiful, but it seemed like the author was trying to drum up sympathy and I doubt anyone photographed wanted it. It's a beautiful, harsh place, but it is home to the people shown. They are ok with the cold and I would love to check it out some time.
 
2013-02-20 01:16:46 AM
It's so cold HOW  COLD  IS  IT? It's so cold that digging graves for a funeral can take up to three days as ground has to be thawed with hot coals
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-20 01:17:33 AM

sethen320: I'm nervous about the whole part where others stand to make a profit by pronouncing me dead in order to get my organs when I lack the ability to say "no".


Which is illegal under federal and state laws regarding organ donation and death pronouncement. How things play out on TV Dramas are not how they happen in real life. It is illegal for anyone who stands to profit financhially from your demise to be involved in organ donation. Once you're declared legally dead, the hospital's role in your care is done. If you're selected as a donor, the organ donation group that takes care of your state takes over all care, including discussion with the family, and obtaining of permission. They actually, from that point on, cover all costs of care until the organs are donated, and take over care from the hospital that you're in. The organ procurement guys (Donate TN here) are actually pretty amazing group of people.

I know it's a terminatable offense at my hospital for anyone employed with the facility to approach a family or even mention organ donation to them. You let the DonateTN people handle it.

In reality, you stand to have better care given to you if you are an organ donor, using that argument, than you can if you're not one. Keeping organs viable after brain death is a very, very hard thing to do, especially when you factor in co-morbid conditions.
 
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