Monthly Archives: January 2012

Snoring Dormouse

A friend posted this on Facebook and I just had to share it some more. It’s a brilliant clip of a hibernating dormouse, snoring away.

Enjoy!

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2012

Every year, the chilly city of Harbin in the Heilongjiang Province in Northeast China hosts an ice and snow festival – in the grounds of a city built from ice. The whole city and the exhibits are sculpted from stacks of giant ice blocks. Covering 600 000 square metres, a staggering 180 cubic metres of ice are needed to create the cityscape. In addition, 600 000 cubic metres of snow are needed – especially as this has been an unusually warm winter. Typical winter temperatures in Harbin hit -17 degrees celcius, but this year has been a bit warmer with temperatures approaching 0 degrees on some days.

Check out this film about the festival: