Image News of the Week: 6 Insane Events/Stories in Mongolia (9/26)

It’s the end of the week again. Let us summarize the interesting stories of the past week and give you a heads-up on the upcoming events. We received some comments from our readers that image news was a little hard to read, so we’re tweaking the format a bit this time. As always, any feedback is appreciated.

Battsetseg Soronzonbold of Mongolia, celebrates winning her 63-kg women's freestyle wrestling bronze medal match against Martine Dugrenier of Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Battsetseg Soronzonbold being our very own Super Girl

A Mongolian Wins World Wrestling Championships for the 2nd Time, Eligible for Rio Olympics 2016

Our athlete Battsetseg Soronzonbold has won the gold medal in the 63 kg division of freestyle wrestling and proven herself a two-time champion, becoming eligible for participation in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Wrestling Championships is happening from September 7-12 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the U.S.  Battsetseg has been a great hope for freestyle wrestling over the last few years. A total of 16 athletes are competing in this tournament, so we’ll see how this will unfold over the weekend.


illegal nut stash of 60 tons
It tickles around our mouths to see this photo

60 Tons of Stashed Nuts Confiscated

The Specialized Inspection Agency of Ulaanbaatar confiscated 60 tons of illegally harbored pine nuts in Bayangol District. A new law dictates that the legal harvesting of nuts starts on October 15 when they’re the most ripe, but the comments show that people are interested in what the agency will do after this ‘nut bust’ (no pun intended). No doubt, many nut-lovers are fantasizing diving into this like Ebenezer Scrooge.



Spelling Bee in Mongolia
Knowing that bees communicate using their flight movements, we appreciate the guy up here drawing the word bee above.

First Spelling Bee Event in Mongolia

You’re proabbly a speling champion since you read us. Why not head over and joing the Jet School’s very first Speling Bee competishn on September 21st? The registartion deadlain is September 19, 2pm. Ah-hem. The place is at State Drama Theater, 11:00 am. There’s no age restrictions in the description, so we’re gonna crash the contest as well. The winners gets cash a prize of up to 500,000.


Check out their Kickstarter page, at least just to see the artwork.


Awesome Graphic Novel About Mongolia on Kickstarter

An original graphic novel project about Mongolia just recently launched on Kickstarter. It weaves the story of a Mongol archer in 13th century and a foreign tourist in modern UB together. The creators are an Italian duo who are here in UB, meticulously researching the aspects of the story. They’re looking for a historical researcher to help them create as accurate a story line as possible, and a publisher to make the final product’s bilingual hardcover version. This Kickstarter project is planning to raise 4,500 EUR and will finish in 58 days.


short film about love
The title was translated as “The Short Film About Love,” but we stuck with the original title, because Polish!

Polish Art Film Screening and Film Trivia Night

If you’re an avid film fanatic, you will enjoy the Dreamer’s Day weekly series, where an art film is screened and discussed by art film lovers. The upcoming screening is of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Krotki Film o Milosci” on September 12,  at 4pm, at Peace Tower. This is a film about a young boy’s attempt to woo his older neighbor woman using increasingly bizarre tricks. Regular admission is 2,000 MNT.


This image is funny because the clocks are displayed in ancient wristwatch interface.
This image is funny because the clocks are displayed in ancient wristwatch interface.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

After a long SNAFU of a Daylight Savings that wasn’t acknowledged internationally (Our government just forgot to mention it to Google), Mongolia is reverting back to GMT +8 timezone on September 26 at 00:00. This means at midnight on the 25th we change our clocks to 11:00 pm. This will solve all the problems that the country’s been having due to conflicts with internet server times.


For last week’s image news, click here.

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