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Scientist in a Remote Outpost in Antarctica Stabbed Man Who Kept On Telling Him the Ending of Books

Frustrated when his colleague kept on telling him the ending of books, a scientist in a remote outpost in Antarctica resorted to violence:

Sergey Savitsky, 55, and Oleg Beloguzov, 52, were avid readers to pass the lonely hours during four harsh years together. But Savitsky became angry after Beloguzov kept telling him the endings, it is alleged. The victim is now in intensive care after being flown from Russia’s Bellingshausen research station on King George Island to Chile with a knife injury to his heart.

Savitsky is now under arrest under what is believed to be the first attempted murder in Antarctica.

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I've heard stories from people in the US Antarctic program at Amundsen-Scott station, where normally there is a pretty decent alcohol allowance. However, alcohol cargo is given a low priority. So if weather gets bad and winter comes early cutting off the last supply flight or two, the winter-overs have to go all winter with almost no alcohol. Stories involve the increased drama.
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It can happen when you are cooped up with some others for long periods of time. I remember two Russian cosmonauts in space didn't talk to each other for weeks. "Cabin fever"? Submariners must have to go through rigorous mental testing.
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