How boring can it get at a USA air force base? Check out the action at the Shindand air base in western Afghanistan:
The sprawling air base lies close to the border with Iran and life there is so slow that U.S. troops at times resort to "MiG tipping" -- a game that involves standing on the tail of one of the many wrecked Soviet-era planes and tipping its nose up.
"It's a pretty pointless and silly thing to do," said one serviceman. "But there really isn't that much to do around here."
Some 'tipped' MiGs at Shindand air base (Reuters photo)
For non-Americans, the 'tipping' part of MiG tipping may be derived from the urban legend of 'cow tipping.'