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Villager wins patent for armor design

A villager in Jiangxi Province was recently awarded a design patent for a suit of armor he created from using more than 8,000 copper coins.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/22 17:43:40

Japan’s ‘oldest porn queen’ retires – at 80

After a decade of peeling off for X-rated movies, a Japanese porn actress famous for being the country's oldest has called it quits - at the ripe old age of 80.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 17:43:39

Good luck coins prove fatal for Thai ‘piggy bank’ turtle

A 25-year-old Thai sea turtle died from blood poisoning on Tuesday, never recovering from an operation to remove 915 coins from her stomach, thrown into her pool for good luck, veterinarians said.
Source: Reuters | 2017/3/22 17:43:39

Michigan college student’s dating resume goes viral

A Michigan State University student has received dozens of phone calls after creating and sharing a dating resume.
Source: AP | 2017/3/22 17:43:39

That’s not grandad! Corpse mix-up in Austria

The grieving family just wanted to see the body one last time before his cremation. But peeking into the coffin for the final farewell they got a shock: it was someone else.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/22 17:38:39

Finless whale carcass found in Shanghai harbor

The carcass of a 20-meter-long whale was discovered floating in a Shanghai harbor, which authorities say bears evidence a fin had been sawed off.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:38:39

Man welded into building for ‘9 days’

A Guangzhou Province renter turned squatter said he survived more than a week without food or water in a building after his former landlord welded him inside.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:33:39

All commuters hail Beijing’s unofficial ferryman

Rising housing prices are driving more working Beijingers farther into the outskirts.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 19:33:39

Bone surgery for El Salvador’s last male jaguar

Veterinarians in an El Salvador zoo carried out an operation Monday to clean up a bone infection in the country's last male jaguar, an 18-year-old named Greco.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 19:28:39

Study identifies particularly French form of misery

Are you pessimistic about the future, gloomy about globalization and suspicious of political institutions?
Source: AFP | 2017/3/21 19:28:39

Chinese fantasy novels help American kick cocaine habit

A young American kicked his cocaine habit after reading translations of Chinese fantasy novels online.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/21 18:48:47

Banker stops scam after street chase

A South China bank branch manager had to chase a customer through the streets Thursday to prevent her from losing any more cash in a long-running scam.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 20:03:39

Policemen rescue duck from NYC subway line

It was not an ordinary police call for someone trying to duck a subway fare.
Source: AP | 2017/3/20 19:33:40

Crocodile takes fisherman in northeast Australia

A fisherman whose body was pulled from the water Monday was likely killed by a large crocodile, police said, after his empty dinghy and speargun were found in northern Australia.
Source: AFP | 2017/3/20 19:33:39

You’re nabbed! French gendarmes find thief stuck in window

Arrests cannot come any easier than this.
Source: AP | 2017/3/20 19:33:39

Bus company pays drivers in sacks of coins

Drivers at a Jiangsu Province bus company were left feeling a little short-changed after they received their Friday paychecks in sacks of coins.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/20 19:33:39

Robber breaks leg, calls for help, gets arrested

A robber in the US state of Virginia ruined his own getaway - first by breaking his leg in a jump off a balcony, and then by calling the authorities to help him.
Source: AP | 2017/3/19 18:08:40

Doctors save infant in rural bloodletting gone wrong

An East China infant was rushed to hospital after a folk healer pricked him over 30 times with a needle during a bloodletting proceedure.
Source: Global Times | 2017/3/19 18:08:39