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Nickname(s): Ranga, Sparrow, Bill
Birthday: March 12th
Sexuality: Heterosexual, mostly ;)
Height: 5’10” or about 177cm
Date and time: 19:52 02/09/2014
Average hours of sleep: 9-10 if I have my way, 8 hours normally
OTPs: That ain’t really my kinda shit
Last thing I googled: ‘Mary Elizabeth Winstead’ she had a leak in The Fappening, I forgot who she was
My most used phrase: “Fuck”
First word that comes to mind: Dinosaur
Last thing I said to a family member: Probably bugger off or something to my brother
One place that makes me happy and why: Canada, namely the Rocky Mountains, anywhere with snow really
How many blankets I sleep under: One and a duvet
Last movie I watched in theatres: Guardians of the Galaxy
Favourite beverage: Mountain Dew
Three things I can’t live without: My computer, constant internet connection, cheese (maybe some people idk, not singling anyone out)
Something I plan on learning: How to build some goddamn muscle, how to drive a car, and if I ever remember, how to play guitar
A piece of advice for my followers: If you think you hate someone, wait till you find someone else who also hates them to hate them together
You all have to listen to this song: http://youtu.be/sbRom1Rz8OA
This town in Russia is called Zheleznogorsk.
Their flag and coat of arms is a bear splitting the atom.
That is all.
*kicks down door, knocks over end table, vase crashes to the floor*
No that is NOT all, because Zheleznogorsk is really interesting.
It was a secret city, established in 1950 in the middle of Nowhere, Siberia for the purpose of researching nuclear weaponry and producing massive quantities of plutonium, the facilities for which were hidden inside a hollowed-out mountain. It appeared on no maps, and had no census data. Although more than 100,000 people lived there at one point, satellite imagery would have shown only a fairly small mining town. The mountain complex contained 3,500 rooms and three plutonium reactors, which were kept cool by one of the mightiest river in Siberia. The space had been excavated by tens of thousands of gulag slave laborers, who removed more rock from inside the mountain than was used to build the Great Pyramids. Protected under the granite peak of the mountain, these facilities would survive a direct nuclear attack.
No one called it “Zheleznogorsk.” Officially, it was “Krasnoyarsk-26,” which is something like naming a city ‘Arizona-17.’ Residents traveling outside the city called it Iron Town, if they had to refer to it at all. They were under strict instructions never to reveal to anyone the actual business of Krasnoyarsk-26.
And life there was fantastic. People living and working in the secret city received some of the best wages in the Soviet Union. There were sports stadiums, public gardens, a movie theater, and the shortages notorious in the rest of the USSR were unknown. The best nuclear scientists in Russia lived in a sealed-off utopia.
A third of all the nuclear weapons produced in Russia during the Cold War were powered by fuel from Zheleznogorsk. At the time, the image of the great Russian bear ripping an atom apart wouldn’t have seemed very funny at all.