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Russians drive over North Pole to Canada


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#1    redhen

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Well here's one for the books. Wasn't sure where to post this, but to me it definitely seems like a technological feat.

So, Russian explorers drove 4,000 km from Russia to Resolute Bay, Canada, over the North Pole.
I say again, drove !   Yeeh-haw ! One hell of a road trip.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:48 PM

This would have freaked a lot of Americans out 30 to 40 years ago. lol

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

View PostCoffey, on 17 May 2013 - 08:48 PM, said:

This would have freaked a lot of Americans out 30 to 40 years ago. lol

No kidding. My, how times have changed.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

the guys from Top Gear drove to the north pole a couple of years ago. two fat, middle-aged men, drunk on G&T's and eating spam straight out of the can, which at least proved it could be done, but russia to canada in heavy buses, with nothing under the ice but a mile of sea water? bet they needed plenty of toilet paper!!
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Oh toilet paper! When we think about the luxuries of mankind,toilet paper is the one & only luxury that we talk about.Wiping your ass is the one obsession that mankind talks about.During the days of Churchill,they tried to find a way to make it easier to wipe our asses during wartime.They came up with a way & they created a paper that was not too waxy & uncomfortable.As funny as it seems.yes,the world was obsessed with how to wipe your ****!

Edited by GirlfromOz, 18 May 2013 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:19 PM

That's a badass story. Hell, Ice Road Truckers is crazy and this makes that look like child's play. On the American Top Gear the guys used big old jacked up American trucks to drive across the barren ice lands of Iceland a few hundred miles from some town to that the summit of that huge volcano that erupted a few years ago. The blinding blizzards, crevices, the coldness and nothingness. That was incredible what they drove through. A four month trek through the arctic just sounds like a nightmare.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

It was really just a beer and maple syrup run.
Russians love them some pancakes.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 05:07 PM

Awesome, one hell of a ride. :tu:


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:15 PM

View Postshrooma, on 18 May 2013 - 11:57 AM, said:

the guys from Top Gear drove to the north pole a couple of years ago. two fat, middle-aged men, drunk on G&T's and eating spam straight out of the can, which at least proved it could be done, but russia to canada in heavy buses, with nothing under the ice but a mile of sea water? bet they needed plenty of toilet paper!!
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Was a good special that one. :tu:

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:22 PM

My Grandfather made the same trip on a MULE one hundred fourty years ago


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:27 PM

View Postdummy2b, on 18 May 2013 - 06:22 PM, said:

My Grandfather made the same trip on a MULE one hundred fourty years ago

Was he prone to talking out his ass?


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:50 PM

Great article and great comments too.

Talking out of his ass...  :tu:

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:29 PM

Another great feat of ingenuity, but dose this mean a new type of border control. :unsure2:


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:13 PM

I wonder how much vodca they drank on the trip


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:54 PM

View PostGirlfromOz, on 18 May 2013 - 12:41 PM, said:

Oh toilet paper! When we think about the luxuries of mankind,toilet paper is the one & only luxury that we talk about.Wiping your ass is the one obsession that mankind talks about.During the days of Churchill,they tried to find a way to make it easier to wipe our asses during wartime.They came up with a way & they created a paper that was not too waxy & uncomfortable.As funny as it seems.yes,the world was obsessed with how to wipe your ****!

You suppose they kept an extra pair of undies in the glove box just in case? :lol:

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