Posted by: Idioma Extra | January 20, 2010

Wednesday’s News

The Weird and the Wonderful

Porn video on highway billboard shocks drivers
Late-night traffic on busy Moscow street slowed to a crawl as scenes played


MOSCOW – Drivers in downtown Moscow squinted in disbelief as an electronic highway billboard blazed a two-minute pornographic video instead of its regular advertising clips.

Late-night traffic on one of the Russian capital’s busiest roads slowed Thursday as a couple’s explicit escapades appeared on the 9-by-6-meter display.

Some people took pictures of the sight with their mobile phones and posted them on the Internet.

Passer-by Alyona Prokulatova told The Associated Press that she was “so shocked that I couldn’t even shoot video or take a picture of it.”

The screen’s owner, 3 Stars, told the AP that a hacker attack was likely to blame. Police were investigating the incident.

Word of the Day

Main Entry: bill·board
Function: noun
Date: 1851
: a flat surface (as of a panel, wall, or fence) on which bills are posted; specifically : a large panel designed to carry outdoor advertising

More Vocabulary

Crawl: n. an extremely slow pace
Escapade: n. an adventurous, unconventional act or undertaking
Hacker: n. one who uses programming skills to gain illegal access to a computer network or file
Passerby: n. a person who passes by, casually or by chance
Squint: v. to look with the eyes partly closed

Love those Phrasal Verbs!

Check back next week for phrasal verbs!  


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