A guy in Yekaterinburg, Russia was driving last week with a small BEAR in his backseat. People even took photos of it with its head hanging out of the window.
Yekaterinburg is above Kazakhstan, which is kind of appropriate. Because if you remember, in the movie “Borat”, he drove around with a bear in his ice cream truck.
Anyway, the cops pulled the guy over, but he avoided a ticket . . . because he was in accordance with RUSSIAN BEAR LAW.
It turns out that in Russia, you can drive with a bear in the car as long as it wears a seat belt. And this bear was, in fact, wearing his.
Also, apparently it’s common enough in Russia for people to put BEARS in their cars, that they have nuanced laws regulating it?
It’s not clear where the guy got the bear from or where he was going with it.
Pic shows: bear riding in the back passenger seat of a car.
Motorists had to do a double take when they saw a bear riding in the back passenger seat of a car.
The brown bear even stuck it’s head out of the rear window of the Volga car to catch a treat offered by a passenger.
The strange incident happened in the city of Yekateriburg in Central Russia’s Sverdlovsk Oblast and was recorded on video by the driver who was following behind.
The footage shows the bear’s head poking out of the window and then a man’s hand offering him a treat to keep the bear amused and happy.
At the time of the incident the Filatov circus from Moscow, famous for its performances with bears, was on tour in Yekaterinburg.
But the head of the circus Julia Filatova said the bear was nothing to do with them.
She said the bear in the car was a young animal and that is why it was put in a car.
“Our bears are much bigger. Normally little bears are kind and friendly. If it was more than a year old it wouldn’t fit in such a car.”
The Yekaterinburg Zoo also denied any knowledge about the animal and it is not illegal to transport bears in that way – as long as they wear a seatbelt apparently according to the laws of the Russian Federation.
Woman jumps from moving car after seeing spider leaving her child behind, causing wreck
If you hate spiders, you’ll totally understand what happened here . . . up to a point. Because no phobia should put other people’s LIVES at risk
A 35-year-old woman named Angela Kipp was leaving her house last Friday in Syracuse, Indiana. (About 140 miles north of Indianapolis.)
And while she was backing out of her driveway, she saw a SPIDER on her shoulder . . . FREAKED OUT . . . and jumped OUT of her car. She didn’t take the time to put it in park . . . and if you’re afraid of spiders, you understand why.
But that was a problem for two reasons. First, her car kept rolling down the driveway. Second, her nine-year-old SON was still in the back seat. I don’t care how afraid of spiders you are, that’s not cool. Because what if the spider then went for HIM. (???)
It sounds like the kid’s a little better in a crisis situation than his mom is though, because he immediately climbed into the front seat and tried to stop the car.
Unfortunately, he hit the gas instead of the brake . . . the car sped up . . . backed into the road . . . and slammed into a SCHOOL BUS that was driving by.
Luckily he only suffered minor injuries, there weren’t any kids on the bus, and the bus driver was okay. But there’s a picture of Angela’s car, and it looks like it was totaled.
Of the five seats in a car, we all know the middle seat in the back is the worst. You’re squeezed on both sides by other people, and there’s no comfortable place to put your legs. But apparently it builds character?
A new study of more than 1,000 people found that kids who usually get stuck in the middle seat grow up to be MORE SUCCESSFUL than siblings who get to sit by the windows.
90% of middle managers say they usually sat in the middle seat . . . so did 72% of business owners, and 62% of people in upper management.
Why? The theory is that all those rough days in the car give you key business skills . . . like being adaptable, rolling with the punches, and staying level-headed in uncomfortable situations.