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In Russia, sometimes it rains cement.
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Posted 6/19/08
Russian air force planes dropped a 25-kg (55-lb) sack of cement on a suburban Moscow home last week while seeding clouds to prevent rain from spoiling a holiday, Russian media said on Tuesday.

"A pack of cement used in creating ... good weather in the capital region ... failed to pulverize completely at high altitude and fell on the roof of a house, making a hole about 80-100 cm (2.5-3 ft)," police in Naro-Fominsk told agency RIA-Novosti.

Ahead of major public holidays the Russian Air Force often dispatches up to 12 cargo planes carrying loads of silver iodide, liquid nitrogen and cement powder to seed clouds above Moscow and empty the skies of moisture.

A spokesman for the Russian Air Force refused to comment.

June 12 was Russia Day, a patriotic holiday celebrating the country's independence after the break-up of the Soviet Union.

Weather specialists said the cement's failure to turn to powder was the first hiccup in 20 years.

The homeowner was not injured, but refused an offer of 50,000 roubles ($2,100) from the air force, saying she would sue for damages and compensation for moral suffering, Interfax said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL1760049120080617
Posted 6/19/08
That`s worse than the hail storm we had a few days ago .
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Posted 6/19/08
It's raining cement~!!!
All run under the cement centre~!!!
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Posted 6/19/08 , edited 6/19/08
old stock cement ? that is negligence.
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Posted 6/19/08
Thats kind of weird ... I guess ....
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24 / F / boring, bland ohio
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Posted 6/19/08
I wish people would stop trying to control the weather. They're doing much more harm than good
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26 / M / Parañaque, Philip...
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Posted 6/19/08
Accidents happen! At least no one got hurt XD
Posted 6/19/08 , edited 6/19/08
hmmmm. . .

don't mess with mother nature!!!

lol

i sounded like a hippie just now XD
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Posted 6/19/08
I agree with artgeek um we are doing much more harm then good, and in the end when things get really bad like there going to get this year where i am, we only have ourselves to blame for the mistakes we keep making and not correcting.
Posted 6/19/08
We shouldn't tamper with things like the weather because it can kill us.
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Posted 6/19/08
wtf? cement ?
Posted 6/19/08
no plans on going there
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Posted 6/19/08
it's shocking what can people do in order to get some good weather.
what next, pouring bricks?
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Posted 6/19/08
1 thing for sure.. this aint natural disaster..
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Posted 6/19/08
Thats not a real holiday! mother Russia will rise again! Hm... thats crazy.
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