In July, construction workers at the Astravets nuclear power plant in Belarus dropped a 330 ton reactor shell. Weeks went by before the government admitted an “abnormal situation” had occurred, prompting international concerns about safety at the Russian-built facility—and the Belarusian government’s unwillingness to…
As most of the io9 staff is American, our knowledge of Eurovision is very poor. But we do know that it’s a crime that Belarus has been knocked out and can’t win the whole thing.
This pair of insane amateurs decided to demolish a 100-foot high brick tower in Belarus with a handheld power tool—because everyone wants to win Darwin awards these days.
Belarus: small. Proud. Kvass-drinking. A long history of dubious human rights and piddling dictatorship. And now, bound to a law that makes it illegal to browse foreign websites. Поздравляю!
The juicemongers behind iFrukt either give zero fucks about the legal ramifications of ripping off Apple's trade dress and using the come sue us! iPrefix—or maybe there just aren't any intellectual property laws in Belarus? Infringement is delicious!
You drive them, you idiot. But if that's not an option—say, if you're shipping your Belaz mining truck from Belarus to South Africa—you've got to break them into pieces. Hulking, multi-ton pieces.
OK, so developing a "high-tech" uniform with special material and pockets for cell phones sounds like something an authoritarian government wearing tin foil hats might dream up. But the jury is still out on what real effects electromagnetic radiation from the devices might have on children.