The Gulf of Ob is a remote Siberian reach of the Russian empire, and its beaches are covered in gigantic snowballs up to a meter across. The BBC reports that they're the result of a "rare environmental process where small pieces of ice form, are rolled by wind and water, and end up as giant snowballs
." (Photo: SERGEI BYCHENKOV) Read the rest
Someone, please throw George a ball. [Video Link via Arbroath] Read the rest
One thing we can agree on: They both hurt an awful lot.
Between 2002 and 2010, 142,144 adults went to the emergency room with "genitourinary" injuries
. Sporting equipment (bikes, bats, various balls) were the products most likely to be involved in such an injury, appearing in 30% of all cases. This is probably not a surprise to anyone who has watched "America's Funniest Home Videos". What is a little surprising: Men only accounted for 69% of the injuries. Ow. My ovaries. (Via Ivan Oransky) Read the rest