Horsemeat helicopter – level 2

26-07-2023 15:00

People from a Russian town tried to create the world’s biggest helicopter model made of horsemeat. It was over 3.5 metres long, 1.8 metres high and weighed over 120 kilos.

People delivered it to the town’s main square on top of a truck. It even had rotating blades. Sadly, the fascinated crowds were not allowed to nibble the sausages off the helicopter after the record was set. Local authorities said that it was unsafe to feed the crowd with meat in an open public space in summer.

But why build a helicopter out of horsemeat? The city’s main industry is its helicopter-making plant, and horsemeat is the traditional cuisine from that part of Russia.

Difficult words: nibble (to eat small amounts of food by taking very small bites), authorities (people who are the bosses of an area), plant (a factory building).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

Why did the authorities decide that it was not safe to feed the crowd with the meat from the helicopter?


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