Budget Cut Strikes Brits and Russians

Sadly, due to budget cuts, the British military has had to exchange out real rifles for paintguns, as modeled by a gleeful Prince Charles:

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (in his role as Colonel of the Welsh Guards) shoots a paintball gun after presenting leeks to mark St. David’s Day to the 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards at Cavalry Barracks.

Of course, that is nothing like the Russian Navy. They have opened pool halls on their submarines to make a couple more rubles:

Russian Submarine Pool Hall

 I would hate to scratch.

Please Charles, Do Not Kiss That Frog

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales holds an Ecuadorian stream frog, species named ‘Hyloscirtus princecharlesi’ in honour of the Prince’s support to conservation and environmental campaigns, during a WWF-UK Green Ambassadors Summit attended by school children at Highgrove House on July 5, 2012 in Doughton near Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England.