A coat made of salmon skin?

I wouldn’t have believed it possible to make a coat out of something so fragile as fish skin, but it seems it was routine in times past in Siberia. Along the lower reaches of the Amur River, where the water empties into the Pacific Ocean, the climate—unlike most of Siberia—is wet. To keep dry, the indigenous Nivkhi shrugged on fish skin coats like the one pictured here. These ingeniously constructed coats are a testament to the people’s holistic approach to natural resources; they also tell the story of a worldly culture and a wild place. Fish skin is light, flexible,

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Sheriff’s car meets deer – at 114 mph!

The result is spectacular.  I won’t put a detailed photograph on public display, because it will undoubtedly upset sensitive viewers, but if you’d like to see it, click here. Here’s a video clip of the collision.  It’s not as graphic as the still image linked above, but it’s still pretty raw.  Again, sensitive viewers should not watch it. Yikes!  Hitting a deer at any speed is bad enough, but at 114 mph . . . ! Peter

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