Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chinese troops play deadly game of pass-the-bomb

A video showing Chinese soldiers in a circle passing an explosive satchel from one man to another, until one of them decides to throw it in a hole just before it explodes, has been making the rounds online, leaving everyone flabbergasted.

Photos of South Korea’s special forces troops training in all kinds of extreme conditions have been showing up on the Internet for a few years now, but nothing those guys go through compares to the shocking drill the Chinese devised. During an exhibition drill in Hong Kong, last month, an elite garrison of 6,000 PLA troops staged a series of impressive exercises for the visit of the island’s chief executive, Sir Donald Tsang. Snipers shot tiny glasses, soldiers carried heavy logs and jumped through rings of fire, but nothing as incredible as a group of men playing a game of pass-the-bomb.

The lethal game is played by six soldiers standing in a circle with a dug whole in the middle. They pass an explosive satchel from one two another, counting down until it detonates. Just before it explodes, one of the soldiers throws it in the hole and they all leap away as the ground trembles and dirt starts flying from the pit. Any miscalculation could mean the end for all six players, but they don’t seem very intimidated by that. They just calmly pass the live satchel as if it were a simple bag.

One PLA officer said drills like pass-the-bomb were designed to improve “psychological strength” and forge “fighting spirit” through “nearly impossible tasks”. CCTV added that this kind of exercise helps soldiers remain calm when confronted with real emergencies. Well, if holding a live bomb in your hand doesn’t freak them out, I don’t know what will.

Watch the video here.

News Source: odditycentral.com

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Siapa kena niklaus teo? please saya kena fitnah

Saya nak bagitau. saya sudah difitnah. siapa niklaus teo? saya tak faham cerita sebenar tapi orang tu buat saya dengan seseorang bergaduh. please, kalau dia ada baca blog ni, tolonglah beritahu dia siapa awak. saya sekarang rungsing sangat. tolong lah.. apa yang harus saya lakukan? saya sayang sangat kat dia. tapi dia tuduh saya buat sesuatu yang merosakkan hidup dia. siapa niklaus teo? siapa yang menyamar jadi niklaus teo? tolonglah kalau awak tak suka saya berhubung dengan dia, saya akan ikut cakap awak tapi tolonglah clearkan nama saya je. saya pun tak faham cerita sebenar. yang saya tahu lelaki yang saya cintai kata saya send email kat niklaus teo, tapi kejap tu kata saya menyamar jadi niklaus teo.

kawan kawan, tolong doakan supaya kebenaran terbongkar ye. saya dah puas doa, saya dah puas merayu tapi saya masih temui jalan buntu. please... doakan saya..

kepada niklaus teo,

saya janji saya akan tinggalkan dia.. tapi tolonglah bagitau dia, saya tak salah. saya tak sanggup dituduh dan dihina oleh dia. saya nangis siang malam.. please.. cakap kat dia saya tak salah.....

Friday, January 27, 2012

Chinese boy can read and see in total darkness

If you ever doubted real X-Men were among us, check out the neat super-power of Nong Youhui, a young Chinese boy who can see in total darkness.

Riddick, the cool antihero played by Vin Diesel in Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick is one of my all-time favorite sci-fi movie characters, but I never dreamed of someday reading about somebody who could actually see in the dark. The first news about a little Chinese child with cat-like eyes who could see in the dark as well as normal people see in clear daylight, first broke out in 2009. Doctors who examined little Nong Youhui said he was born with a rare condition known as luekodermia, which leaves his eyes exposed to sunlight damage, but also allow him to see clearly in the dark.

An eye-specialist recently visited the boy, in his home village, in China’s Guanxi province, to examine his unusual eyes. the first thing he noticed when he arrived was that Nong’s eyes were light blue just like Westerners, but very unusual for Asians. He became even more intrigued when he noticed that when shined upon with a flashlight, the boy’s eyes would emit a kind of blue-green light, just like a cat’s. As it turned out, his eyes not only looked liked a feline’s they also allowed him to see and even read perfectly in total darkness.

Nong Shihua, the boy’s father, says two months after he was born, he was told there was something strange about Youhui’s eyes, but when they went to a hospital, the doctor told them not to worry, and that his eyes would be fine when he grew up. His eyes remained the same, but since they didn’t seem to bother the boy, his family began to care less and less about this abnormality. He would go to school, play outside with other kids, and pretty much everything else young boys his age do, but one day, a teacher noticed something peculiar – Youhui squinted his eyes in bright light and complained about blurry vision. Then one of the boy’s playmates told him his eyes were like a cat’s and that really got him intrigued.

The teacher shinned a flashlight and Nong Youhui’s eyes flashed back, just like a feline’s. He asked him if he could see in the dark, and the boy said yes. Then one night he invited him to catch crickets at night, and the Nong told him he didn’t need a flashlight to see the bugs. When rumors about his unusual gift spread, many reporters came and performed all kinds of tests to see if he was for real. They blocked out all light and had him answer some questions in the dark, while others showed him a series of playing cards, to see if he could recognize them. He past all tests, and his reputation of Cat-boy, Starchild, or real-life mutant kept growing.

You can watch the video here.

News Source: odditycentral.com

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Woman spends 902 days in the toilet

A woman who refused to leave her toilet for two-and-a-half years has spoken about why she refused to leave.

Mee Yan Leong sat down on the bowl in her bathroom on March 25, 2009. The 58-year-old woman claimed that she ‘felt a force holding her down’ and said she did not understand why she felt compelled to stay in the tiled bathroom.

She also told hospital staff she was scared of leaving the loo in case neighbours sprayed water at her or threw stones.

During her stay in the bathroom Leong lived on porridge, bread and biscuits prepared by her husband. Leong only leavs her seat 18 times to shower, after almost 1000 days her husband finally gave in, calling up the emergency services before she was forcibly removed from the bathroom.

They had to come into my flat, hold her down, then wrap her in a towel before using a wheelchair to take her to the hospital," said Kian.

Mee Yan Leong is now receiving treatment in a nearby mental institute.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Thai man married dead girlfriend

The decision of a Surin Television director to marry his dead girlfriend and post the pictures and video of the event to Facebook and YouTube is receiving mixed reactions from the people at large.

Chadil Deffy alias Deff Yingyuen married his long term girlfriend of 10 years, 29-year old Sarinya “Anne” Kamsook, early this month in a bizarre wedding-cum-funeral even as her corpse lay in a coffin at the Tri Vivek temple in Surin Province in North Eastern Thailand, reported the Pattaya Daily News.

The 28-year-old groom commonly called ‘Dave,’ during the nuptials wearing a black tuxedo carefully lifted his late girlfriend’s hand and placed a ring on her finger. The dead bride Sarinya lay on a raised platform attired in a white bridal costume.

Later, the bridegroom uploaded pictures of himself and his dead bride on his personal Facebook page under an album captioned "Corpse Bride." He even uploaded a video to YouTube, which very quickly spread like wild fire.

Both of them fell in love while studying at the Eastern Asia University ten years ago and had planned to get married but the woman had died in an accident on the evening of January 3, 2012.

It was while studying at the Eastern Asia University about a decade ago that the couple met and fell in love. They had planned to marry but Sarinya unfortunately lost her life in a car accident on January 3, 2012.

A friend of Chadil Deffy called Onsiri Pravattiyagul, wrote his viewpoint about the bizarre wedding in an opinion column this week in The Bangkok Post: Onsiri supported his friend, Onsiri says this "wedding" was Defft’s attempt to set right a wrong, however late the action may have been.

Expectedly in the beginning there was a flood of sympathy for the “bridegroom” and wave of sentimental comments. Those romantic at heart were said to be deeply touched by this act of “true love,” however bizarre. And it seemed to have touched a cord with scores of people.

Even the media picked up on the grapevine and splashed the story all over. Chadil Deffy expectedly came under the spotlight, going through an unexpected short time of fame. But then this was too good to be true, because within a few days, the backlash started. And to put it mildly it wasn’t kind at all.

In a blink of an eye, Chadil Dheffy went from being cherished as a hopeless romantic to being maligned as a publicity-crazy opportunist. Now Onsiri Pravattiyagul informs his friend, Chadil Deffy is heartbroken.

According to Onsiri, Chadil was not thinking of gaining fame or publicity when he decided to put a ring on his dead girlfriend’s cold finger. “He merely wanted to make things right, however small or inadequate the gesture might seem. And, yes, Deffy has always been a little eccentric,” clarified Onsiri.

Point is if that was the only intention of Chadil Deffy, why did he have to post the video of the ceremony with a provocative title "Corpse Bride." Does it not look like a blatant attempt to attract attention of multitudes with a shocking title and equally shocking act? What do the readers have to say about this act - Genuine lover or Attention seeker!!! Would love to know your opinion?

News Source: allvoices.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Woman cuts off son's penis because she wanted a girl

A woman in Yancheng, a city in the eastern Jiangsu Province was given a five-year jail term for cutting off her five-month-old son's penis because she always wanted a daughter, the Jinling Evening News reported today.
The 23-year-old convict, Xiao Meng, gave birth to her son Yaya last March. Her husband surnamed Zhan and mother-in-law recalled that after Yaya was born, Xiao Meng often talked to herself: "I wish it could be a girl."
Zhan told the newspaper that his wife often slapped the baby and clutched him by the neck. However, he thought she was suffering postnatal depression and didn't worry too much.
The court heard that on August 15, 2011 Zhan's mother heard the baby crying. She rushed into the room and found Yaya's penis had already been cut by Xiao Meng with a pair of scissors.
Yaya was sent to hospital immediately. His life was not in danger and he can pee normally after treatment in Shanghai. But doctors said it is almost impossible for him to regain productivity.
In the court, Xiao Meng admitted that she bought the scissors and cut the penis on her own and she did this only because she wanted a daughter.
Zhan told the paper that Xiao Meng used to say that a son would be a big burden because the parents are responsible to buy him a house and get him a wife.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chinese man has a staggering 25cm tongue

A 34-year-old man in China hasn’t been able to close his mouth for the past 21 years because a his huge tongue.

Wang Youping’s tongue measures a staggering 25cm long, 10cm wide and 7cm thick.

The enormous muscle has even forced his teeth to be squeezed horizontally, causing severe facial deformity.

When Mr Youping, from Shaanxi Province, was born his lips were swollen and dark and his left ear also appeared to bulge.

From the age of six his tongue and face began to swell and by the time he was 13, Mr Youping’s tongue had expanded so much that he was unable to close his mouth properly.

Since then he has also been unable to speak clearly, eat normally or breathe comfortably.

There is also a high risk that the vessels in his tongue could rupture and lead to a potentially fatal haemorrhage.

Over the years Mr Youping has visited many renowned hospitals in the country but each time was told that his condition was too complex to treat.

Now, after exploratory tests last year at 4th military hospital, Mr Youping is set to go under the knife again.

The hospital plans to take three years to perform a series of five different surgeries.

News Source: www.whatsonxiamen.com

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cage dogs of Hong Kong

Hong Kong, one of the world's richest cities, is abuzz with a luxury property boom that has seen homes exchanged for record sums.

But the wealth of the city has a darker side, with tens of thousands priced out of housing altogether and forced to live in the most degrading conditions.

These pictures by British photographer Brian Cassey capture the misery of people - some estimates put the figure as high as 100,000 - who are forced to live in cages measuring just 6ft by 2 1/2ft.
Yan Chi Leung is mentally ill and lives in the 6ft by 2.5ft wire cage at the bottom of this stack of three
Yan Chi Leung is mentally ill and lives in the 6ft by 2.5ft wire cage at the bottom of this stack of three
Kong Sui Kao, 64, sits in his home in a room with 19 other cages
Kong Sui Kao, 64, sits in his home in a room with 19 other cages
The city is one of the planet's most densely packed metropolitan areas, with nearly 16,500 people living in every square mile of the territory.
Unscrupulous landlords are charging around US$200 a month for each cage, which are packed 20 to a room, and up to three levels high.
The lower cages are more expensive because you can almost stand inside them, but the conditions are no less squalid.
All this in a city with more Louis Vuitton shops than Paris.
Tai Lun Po, 79, has lived in cage he is sitting in for 30 years
Tai Lun Po, 79, has lived in the cage he is sitting in for an extraordinary 30 years

Eight-year-old Lee Ka Ying lives in a 6 foot square 'cubicle cage home' with her mother
Eight-year-old Lee Ka Ying lives in a 6ft square 'cubicle cage home' with her mother

Yan Chi Keung eats takeaway outside his wire cage home - there are no cooking facilities
Yan Chi Keung eats takeaway outside his wire cage home - there are no cooking facilities

Tai Lun Po walks to the bathroom which he shares with the other residents
Tai Lun Po walks to the bathroom which he shares with the other residents
Occupants must share toilets and washing facilities, which are rudimentary. Many of the apartments have no kitchens, forcing their impoverished residents to spend there meagre incomes on takeaway food.

The cage homes have been a running scandal in Hong Kong's housing market for decades, yet rather than disappear, they are on the rise.

As the world economic crisis has lashed the city a former British territory whose economy is focused on financial services, more have been forced to turn to them for a place to stay.
The alternative is life on the streets.
Mr Yan smokes a cigarette amid his neighbours in his cage flat
Mr Yan smokes a cigarette amid his neighbours in his cage flat

Tai Lun Po walks the corridors of his Mongkok Hong Kong cage home
Tai Lun Po walks the corridors of his Mongkok Hong Kong cage home

Tang Man Wai, 60, a retired restaurant worker, is forced to spend what little money he has on take-away food
Tang Man Wai, 60, a retired restaurant worker, is forced to spend what little money he has on take-away food

A building in Mongkok that houses cage people sometimes cramped into cages twenty to a room
A building in Mongkok that houses cage people, sometimes squeezed twenty to a room
One cage dweller, Cheung, who lives in Sham Shui Po, told the Asia Times Online he endures appallingly cramped and fetid conditions.

'The temperature inside the cages can be two to three degrees higher than what they are outside,' he said.

'It's really uncomfortable, and sometimes I cannot sleep until after 5 in the morning.'
Cockroaches, wall lizards, lice and rats are common. 'Sometimes I am worried if lizards or cockroaches will crawl into my ears at night,' said Cheung.

News Source : Daily Mail

Leopard scalped man in a vicious attack

Bestgore.com recently highlighted an Indian man got scalped by a leopard.

Four people were injured in an animal attack in the city of Guwahati in north-eastern India after a full grown leopard strayed into city’s residential area on January 7, 2012. Before the leopard was tranquilized, the cat ran into a house on Nabagraha Road in busy neighborhood of Silphukhuri where it struck a man in the head, slicing part of his scalp right off.

Tranquilized animal was taken to the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati for observation. Poor cat probably suffers from the same issues most animals in fast growing countries like India are faced with – shrinking and fragmented habitat. Leopards don’t feed on insects which can be found by the hundreds per square meter in the jungle. Big cats need dozens of sguare miles of undisturbed wilderness just to find enough small game to feed on. But with the encroachment of filthy humans, their hunting grounds are vanishing and what’s a hungry cat to do?

At least the Indians didn’t shoot this cat dead despite his attack in the residential area. I fear his fate is sealed and he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars of a tiny cage while snotty fat kids taunt it with their little cameras and obnoxious screaming. When I see kids, I have little doubt that we’ve evolved from monkeys.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

China-based company scrapes plans to sell Steve Jobs action figure

Some companies want to make a quick buck from the iconic inventor, Steve Jobs. A China-based firm has scrapped plans to market an action figure made to resemble the late Apple founder Steve Jobs following "immense pressure" from lawyers.

Chinese firm In Icons had planned to offer the one-foot-tall, lifelike figure dressed in Jobs' trademark black mock turtleneck, rimless glasses and jeans.

But the company posted a statement on its website on Sunday saying it had received 'immense pressure' to drop the plan and made the decision out of 'heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family'.

The company's website (inicons.com) shows the figurine in lifelike poses alongside famous Jobs quotes, such as: "If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."

The company manufacturing the dolls, Hong Kong-based DiD Corp, insisted earlier this month that the doll was not a toy, but a sincere tribute to the iconic innovator.

"We didn't put anything related to the Apple brand or Apple products, nor did we smear the image of Jobs," a DiD Corp official told AFP earlier this month. "We are making this for Apple fans."

Last year Apple -- the maker of iPhones, iPads, iPods and Macintosh computers -- blocked the sale of unauthorized Steve Jobs bobble-head dolls made by a different company in China.
Jobs died on October 5 at the age of 56 after battling cancer for several years.

DiD Corp also offers military action figures and one of US President Barack Obama, according to its website.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Women tricked into sharing their nude photos

TWO Perth women have been tricked into emailing naked photos of themselves to a man in an online sex scam.   

Police say the women, aged 18 and 31, were contacted by a person online using the name "Catherine Johnson" who told the women she worked for a UK modelling agency.

The person told the women she could get them contracts if they sent her nude photographs and personal details for a job application.

When the photos were sent, the person told the women that she was actually a man and threatened to post their photographs on the internet if they did not have sex with him.

Sex Assault Squad officers discovered the emails came from overseas and investigation were continuing, police said.

People are being urged to be cautious when chatting online and to never disclose personal information or photographs to people they do not know.

News Source:hearldsun.com.au

Monday, January 16, 2012

Apple suspends iPhone 4S sales in China

APPLE yesterday said it was suspending sales of the new iPhone at its China stores after fans desperate to get their hands on it fought with a security and threw eggs at an official outlet.

Police detained at least two people outside the Beijing shop today when angry crowds who had queued for hours in freezing temperatures for the Chinese launch of the iPhone 4S were left furious after being refused entry.

An AFP reporter outside the store in the upmarket Sanlitun district saw frustrated shoppers attack a security guard after police with megaphones shouted at the 1000-strong crowd to go home and said the gadget would not go on sale.

"We waited here all night. It's not fair," said 18-year-old Tom Sun. "We're angry because this American company told us it would open its doors at 7:00 am."

Apple said its other mainland China stores - another in Beijing and three in Shanghai - had sold out of the new device within hours.

"The demand for iPhone 4S has been incredible," said spokeswoman Carolyn Wu.

"Unfortunately we were unable to open our store at Sanlitun due to the large crowd, and to ensure the safety of our customers and employees, iPhones will not be available in our retail stores in Beijing and Shanghai for the time being."

Apple said customers could still order iPhones online and at other authorised retailers in China. A worker at a small, downtown China Unicom shop said 80 iPhone 4S models had sold out in four hours.

Some of the people gathered outside the Sanlitun store from the early hours yesterday told AFP they had been paid 100 yuan (almost $16) each by touts to stand in line and wait for the doors to open.

Shouts of "Open the doors!" and "We want mobile phones!" went up occasionally as the restless would-be customers jostled to get close to the front of the pack. Many took videos of the scene, using older iPhones.

One young Chinese man who refused to give his name said he planned to buy as many of the phones as he could and resell them at a profit of at least 500 yuan ($79) a piece.

"These are not fake iPhones," he said. "People want Steve Jobs' best."

Reselling is a major industry in China, where the new iPhone has been on sale for months at a premium on the black market, after being smuggled in from neighbouring countries and from Hong Kong.

The new model, whose features include a high-definition video camera and a quick-witted artificial intelligence "personal assistant" named Siri, had its global launch in October.

Die-hard fans in China, which has the world's largest online population with more than 500 million users, have been known to line up for days to get their hands on the latest Apple products.

"I will be really upset if they don't open the doors," said 29-year-old Li Tianye, who had travelled for two days by bus from the eastern province of Shandong to get to Beijing for the launch, staying in a 24-hour McDonald's overnight.

But not everyone was disappointed. Some Beijing shoppers willing to pay a premium bought the iPhone 4S in an electronics retailer one floor below Apple's Beijing Sanlitun store after seeing the trouble upstairs.

"There was a problem at the Apple store. Too many angry people," said a young Chinese man who gave only his surname, Du, and said he had been waiting since Thursday evening to buy the phone.

Du told AFP he had paid 5388 yuan for the most basic model of the iPhone 4S - sold online in China by Apple for 4988 yuan.

Calmer scenes were witnessed in Shanghai, where an AFP reporter said Apple stores had opened to large crowds and the phone had been on sale.

Greater China - which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan - has become Apple's fastest growing region, with revenue there second only to the United States.

The California-based company has recently expanded aggressively in China, opening its first store in Hong Kong and its third in Shanghai last September, which brings the total to six in Greater China.

But Apple's popularity has also brought problems, with widespread counterfeiting and illegal smuggling of its products.

In July, an American blogger uncovered fake Apple stores in the southwestern city of Kunming, where even staff working there did not appear to know they were fake.

News Source: heraldsun.com.au

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Human Barbie’ Gives 7-Year-Old Daughter Liposuction Voucher

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Closer Magazine

The UK’s self-proclaimed “Human Barbie” gave her 7-year-old daughter an unusual stocking stuffer this Christmas: a £7,000 voucher for liposuction.  The holiday gift was a follow-up to Poppy’s most recent birthday present from her mum: A £6,000 voucher for breast augmentation.
‘She asks for surgery all the time. She wants to look good and lipo is one of those procedures that will always come in handy,” 51-year-old Sarah Burge told the UK’s Daily Mail. “I see these vouchers as investing in her future, like saving money for her education.”
Last year Burge, who says she taught her daughter how to pole dance when the girl was 6, defended giving her daughter a breast augmentation voucher when she told Closer Magazine, “Poppy begged me for a boob job, so I gave her the voucher so she can have it after she’s 16, when it’s legal. If she develops naturally big boobs, she can have something else done with it.”
The mother says that her other daughters, ages 27 and 17, have already had work done. As for Burge, the Daily Mail reported that she rang in her 51st birthday with £51,000 of cosmetic surgery.
Burge has reportedly spent close to $ 1 million on her own plastic surgery endeavors. She works as an event planner for plastic surgery and swinging parties, and dabbles as a scribe of erotic novels.
“Some people think it’s controversial and I get angry when strangers say I’m a bad mother because I don’t think there’s any harm in giving her this gift,” Burge told the mag. “Poppy is a normal kid who is good at sports and loves playing outside. Girls don’t want Snow White and Cinderella any more.
“They want to be WAGs [a British term to describe wives and girlfriends of high-profile soccer stars], and famous like Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga,” Burge said. “I’m just supporting her and making her dreams come true. Looks are a big part of how our futures pan out – there shouldn’t be a stigma around wanting to look good.”
As for Poppy, she said of her voucher, “I can’t wait to be like Mummy with big boobs. They’re pretty.”
With the rise of shows like “Toddlers & Tiaras” and other age-bending television dramas, many experts question whether girls’ expectations and their ideas of beauty and sexuality are getting to dangerously unsuitable levels.
In response to the issue of the sexualization of girls in the media, the American Psychological Association created a task force.
“We don’t want kids to grow up too fast,” Shari Miles-Cohen, senior director of women’s programs for the American Psychological Association, told ABCNews.com in August. “We want them to be able to develop physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially at appropriate rates for their age.”
As a mother to a 12-year-old girl, Dr. Ari Brown, author of the book “Baby 411,” acknowledged the difficulty in shielding her from the sexualization of girls and the objectification of women in society.
“Childhood is a time to learn about the world, explore, pretend, imagine and create in a safe vacuum of innocence,” she told ABCNews.com in September. “Bypassing those critical life experiences and developmental stages by trying to dress, act and be treated like an adult leaves these children lacking important life skills that help them be confident and successful adults.”

News Source: abc.net.au

Friday, January 13, 2012

China builds hotel in 15 days!

They're a 21st century super power with super computers and a super economy that's the envy of the world.

Now China can claim another title - the fastest builders on the planet after putting up a 30-storey 183,000-square-foot hotel in just 15 days, or 360 hours.

A construction crew in the south-central Chinese city of Changsha completed this remarkable achievement with no injuries to any worker.
The Ark Hotel was built on Dongting lake, in the Hunan Province, by Broad Group, a Chinese construction company which specialises in sustainable architecture.

It was built to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake, as tested by the China Academy of Building Research, who claim this is five times more quake-resistant than conventional buildings.

All the materials were prefabricated and sections built to specification off-site, so there was very little wastage.

The builders took just 46 hours to finish the main structural components and another 90 hours to finish the building enclosure.

All of the structure is soundproofed and thermal-insulated. They even have air quality monitoring in every room given the pollution problem in China.

While the men didn't work all through the night, it was often 10pm before they packed away heir lunchboxes.

Their previous record was a smaller 15-story building constructed in just six days, but this one is much more impressive.

News Source: Daily Mail

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Female superhero Chinese Redbud Woman appears in Beijing

This May, a female “superhero” appeared in Hong Kong, wearing low-cut black tights and blue mask, called herself “Zijing Woman” (紫荆侠) or “Chinese Redbud Woman”. She handed out food and cash to some Hong Kong residents. The mysterious masked female vigilante received great attention in Hong Kong.
However, on December 24, a “female superhero” also appeared in Beijing, wearing exactly the same outfit as the “Chinese Redbud Woman” of Hong Kong.

“Today is my first day as the Chinese Redbud Woman, feeling a little nervous. Already prepared the military coats and food for the elderlies, also many thanks to the hand warner friend gave me.” She called herself Chinese Redbud Woman in her microblog, mysteriously appeared on the cold streets of Beijing on Christmas Eve, in front of the Wangfujing Bookstore, at the Xidan subway station and other places, distributed clothing and gifts to beggars and homeless. Beijing residents and netizens also started to talk about her.
Who is this beautiful woman? Why is she doing that? Reporter contacted the “Beijing Chinese Redbud Woman” via private message on microblog. She said that it does not matter who she is and also stated that what she did was not a publicity stunt, “just wanted to help these people who are in need.”
According to Sichuan Online:
Recently, since the female superhero “Chinese Redbud Woman” appeared in Hong Kong, another “Chinese Redbud Woman” also appeared in Beijing, also wearing low-cut black tights and blue mask, claimed on her microblog that she will continue to spread the warmth. Only a dozen of tweets, she already had over 7,000 fans. “Beijing Chinese Redbud Woman’s” first activity was on Christmas Eve: first gave the military coat to the old man on Xiushui Street, then sent food and coats to the elders in from of the Wangfujing Bookstore. Because Beijing Chinese Redbud Woman was only wearing a black veil, the old lady kept asking her if she is cold…
After reading Beijing Zijing Woman’s microblog, netizens both praised and criticized her, however there is only one consensus, her attire is not so suitable for the winter.
Some comments:
“What a body ~~”
“This is another kind of charity, sexy charity.”
“For sure her motivation is to become famous. Is it necessary to dress like this when doing good?”
“Her breasts are really big.”

News Source: Chinahush.com

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Women prefer odour of men's shaved armpit

Men’s shaved armpits smell better to women as compared to wildly grown ones, a new study has found.

For the study, a group of scientists from Czech Republic had male participants shave one armpit and let the other grow wild.

The researchers then collected odour samples from each of the men’s pits and passed them under the noses of a group of females, who then rated how attractive they found each odour.

They found that the women preferred the smell of the shaved pits, but just barely.

“Altogether, the effect of shaving is not quite large,” Livescience quoted Jan Havlicek, the lead researcher from Charles University in Prague as saying.

According to Havlicek, the effect of shaving was “transient”.

The researchers also found that the study’s female participants found the smell of freshly shaven pits more pleasant than pits that had been growing hair for six to 10 weeks, but they could not distinguish between the smell of armpits that had one week of growth and those that had six to 10 weeks of growth.

I can't validate that as I don't go around smelling men's armpit. If any weirdos do that, please share here.

News Source: indianexpress.com

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chinese woman shun poor men and only date or marry the rich

Chinese women are increasingly becoming selective in dating, with vast majority of them openly preferring rich and well settled males than their poor counterparts.

Nearly 80 per cent of female respondents told a survey that men earning less than 4,000 yuan (RM2,047) a month should not start a relationship, state run China Daily reported today. More than a quarter of women polled expected to date men with a monthly income of 10,000 yuan or more.

The survey, polling more than 50,000 people nationwide aged from 20 to 60, was jointly conducted by the China Association of Social Workers and Baihe, a major dating and matchmaking website in China.

Female respondents regard having a stable income, savings and a house as the most important economic conditions for men they might consider marrying.

Less than six per cent of women said they did not care about the financial status of men.

As you know, lack of financial resources can caused marriage to break down. Do you call them realist or materialistic? It's your call.

Man kills woman to test his homemade gun

Police in northeast China's Jilin province said on Friday that they have arrested a man who gunned down a random pedestrian just to test the lethal power of a homemade weapon.
Jia Baodong, 41, was arrested on Sunday, 16 days after he shot dead a 40-year-old waitress who happened to walk into his sight as he tried to test the nail-gun-turned weapon in the city of Dunhua, said an official with the city's police bureau.

Police arrested Jia in his own home in the city of Jiaohe, less than two hours' drive from the crime scene, after visiting thousands of people for clues.

The man confessed that he took a train to Dunhua to find a target for his gun test on December 16.

Police also found several homemade guns, bullets and hundreds of steel balls in Jia's home.

News Source: english.sina.com

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hong Kong couple caught having sex in park

A young couple were caught having sex at a public park in Hong Kong, receiving heavy criticisms from the netizens.

The couple had a rendezvous in the park to engage in their lustful act. The first photo shows that the young man lied on top of the young woman lying on her back on the stone bench. The woman has stripped off her pants and shoes, and spread her legs wide open.

The second photo shows that the young woman sat astride the man who supported himself with hands on the stone bench, and kissed passionately.

The third photo looks as if the man was using his right hand to help enter the woman from top when she was lying on stone bench with legs open.

Gotcha! Your act has gone viral. Next time, go get a room!

Lonely women can now rent a boyfriend from as low as USD2.

Some people will go the extra mile to mend their lonely hearts. If you are single woman, worry not as there are boyfriends out for rent but only available in China.

Women in China looking for companionship can now cut through the hassle of meeting men, instead renting a boyfriend on e-commerce site Taobao for a set price, according to the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily. The boyfriends are rented based on the services they provide to women, including holding hands, hugging and kissing. The temporary couples will typically go to movies, shopping, out to dinner, or another date chosen by the woman.

The price to rent a boyfriend varies. Ten yuan (US$2) is standard for a one-hour lunch. For an hour of shopping, the price doubles to 20 yuan (US$4). To rent a boyfriend for a full day, the cost can be upward of 100 yuan (US$15).

Most men who rent themselves out are looking for money, but some say they do it for love. A 28-year-old man from Foshan, Guangdong named Huang posted an ad with a high price of 500 yuan (US$79) to rent him. Huang says he hopes to find love and that if he finds a girl who really wants to marry him, he can adjust the price. One girl from Beijing has contacted him, but they have never met because of the distance between their homes.

News Source: http://www.wantchinatimes.com

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A woman street performer found to be a fraud

A Chinese woman passing herself off as a student struggling to pay her tuition has been discovered to be a fraud. The woman has been working as a street performer, earning money from passers-by in Qingdao, Shandong province by telling people she cannot afford her tuition.

The woman earns around 10,000 yuan (US$1,600) a month. A woman told Xinhua she gave the girl money out of sympathy but was later told by a street vendor that the woman was a panhandler.

An undercover reporter found the girl singing on the street with a sign that read "I am performing in order to raise money for my college tuition. Please help me make my dream come true. Thank you." Passers-by can request songs after putting money in a box. The reporter observed she earned 150 yuan (US$23.70) within half an hour.

When the reporter asked the girl which college she attends, she reportedly became nervous and did not answer.

News Source: www.wantchinatimes.com/

Monday, January 2, 2012

Crazy driver bulldoze through crowded traffic to avoid police

A video of a car bulldozing its way through a roadblock has gone viral in a popular Chinese video site, youku. On 30 December 2011, in the attempt to escape police roadblock, a driver rammed his car through the crowded street, hitting 13 vehicles including a motorcyclist.

The run-away car was badly damaged and driver was later subdued by the police. You can watch the video here.