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DaveB
16th September 2016, 12:07
Five get stranded in the snow - and polar bears are closing in - BBC Three (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/4ee744e6-4390-4768-8632-06c4e3ddff99?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=bbcthree&intc_campaign=bbcthree&intc_linkname=vidclip_polarbear_contentcard27)


Five Russian scientists are currently stranded in a small wooden shack in the Arctic, surrounded by a family of hungry bears. After two weeks, they've run out of flares to scare off the bears. And it gets worse. It'll be a month before anyone can reach them to help. It's like a horror story, but this time... it's real.

MaryPoppins
16th September 2016, 12:17
On R4 on Weds I'm sure they said that they'd been rescued and were all fine now (bears included).

BlasterBates
16th September 2016, 12:20
Polar bears are nearly extinct so they must have been very unlucky indeed to have encountered them.

IL Cattivo
16th September 2016, 12:24
Hollywood will be all over this like flies to turd!

I am however somewhat suspicious about its legitimacy though... Seems the BBC have rather a lot of info there!

WTFH
16th September 2016, 12:29
Hollywood will be all over this like flies to turd!

I am however somewhat suspicious about its legitimacy though... Seems the BBC have rather a lot of info there!

Is the Torygraph more to sir's liking:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/14/russian-scientists-besieged-by-pack-of-arctic-polar-bears-who-at/

(As Ms Poppins says, the story has a happy ending)

Here's the more up-to-date BBC offering:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37359430

woohoo
16th September 2016, 12:51
On R4 on Weds I'm sure they said that they'd been rescued and were all fine now (bears included).

damn, and I've always wanted to know who would win in a fight, a polar bear or a drunken Russian scientist.

missinggreenfields
16th September 2016, 13:36
Five get stranded in the snow - and polar bears are closing in - BBC Three (http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/4ee744e6-4390-4768-8632-06c4e3ddff99?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=bbcthree&intc_campaign=bbcthree&intc_linkname=vidclip_polarbear_contentcard27)

"Five get stranded in the snow", one of Enid Blyton's less successful works.

barrydidit
16th September 2016, 13:48
"Five get stranded in the snow", one of Enid Blyton's less successful works.

Is that the one where Timmy the dog was eaten after it turned out he was a tulip husky?

IL Cattivo
16th September 2016, 13:56
Is the Torygraph more to sir's liking:
Russian scientists besieged by pack of Arctic polar bears who ate their dog and slept under hut's windows (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/14/russian-scientists-besieged-by-pack-of-arctic-polar-bears-who-at/)

(As Ms Poppins says, the story has a happy ending)


Depends from which perspective you look at it.! Those bears must have felt pretty aggrieved to have only come away with one measly dog from that potential bounty!
:D

BrilloPad
16th September 2016, 14:04
And I thought polar bears only ate penguins. Are the scientists wearing penguin suits?

WTFH
16th September 2016, 14:32
And I thought polar bears only ate penguins.

And glacier mints.



Are the scientists wearing penguin suits?

No, but they were wearing foil thermal suits with red jackets over them. Might have looked more like kitkats.

NotAllThere
16th September 2016, 15:48
And I thought polar bears only ate penguins. Are the scientists wearing penguin suits?Nah. They can't get the wrappers off.