Oh dear. I have a problem with telling spoilers, I could TOTALLY see this happening to me.
There was bit of a kerfuffle at the Bellingshausen research station on King George Island, in Antarctica, when Russian scientists working there got into a fight this month. Sergey Savitsky, 55, was charged with attempted murder after he stabbed a fellow colleague Oleg Beloguzov, 52, with a kitchen knife for… wait for it… revealing the endings of books that he was reading. The incident is being referred to as the first known attempted murder in Antarctica, ever.
via Oddity Central:
According to Russian media, both men were avid readers, going through numerous books to pass the time on the isolated research station., but Beloguzov had made a habit of tormenting his colleague by revealing the endings of books he was reading before he got to them. On October 9th, after Oleg allegedly once again told Savitsky the end of the book he was reading, the scientist couldn’t take it anymore so he just took a knife and stabbed his tormentor in the chest.
“[He] kept telling [him] the endings of books before he read them,” The Sun reported, citing an unnamed source
Beloguzov was flown to a hospital in Chile fast enough for the doctors there to save his life. The knife damaged his heart, but he is now in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
Savitsky has given himself up to police after flying to Saint Petersburg on October 20, and is currently under house arrest on a charge of attempted murder.
He claims he didn’t intent to kill Beloguzov , just stop him from spoiling the endings of books.
While Beloguzov’s cruel jokes may have been the hair that broke the camel’s back, so to speak, investigators believe that alcohol and the close confinement in the research base may have played a part in the crime as well. Staff at Bellingshausen have access to just two Russian TV channels, a gym, and a small library, but there is no shortage of vodka, which is shipped in from Russia.