Battlepanda: Pink Snow!


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Pink Snow!

When I first heard of this story I thought that something terrible has happened -- meltdown at a chemical plant or somthing -- that caused the snow to turn pink. But apparently, it was just a fluke of weather conditions.

Creamy pink snow has covered the northern regions of Russia’s Maritime territory, news agencies reported Monday.

For some reason, the snow that fell in the densely populated northern regions after a powerful cyclone had acquired a pink color of varying tints.

Experts at the local meteorology centre said sand from neighboring Mongolia was to blame for this unusual natural phenomenon.