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by Randy Cassingham

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Heavy Rescue
When a commercial truck broke through the ice and sank in the Irtysh River in the Omsk region of Russia, the government mounted a rescue operation. Not to save the driver, who escaped before it went under, but rather its cargo: 10 tons of beer. The Emergency Situations Ministry sent troops and a tank, which managed to pull up the beer after 24 days in the ice water. The truck, however, proved more stubborn and was left behind. (Moscow Times) ...Sure: the beer was worth more.
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