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Stray dog gets bronze medal at athletics meet

A stray dog won bronze at the 100-meter sprint in a Northwest China university sports meeting on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:28:49

Yoga teacher found alive after 17 days in forest

Rescuers in Hawaii have found a yoga instructor who went missing for 17 days while hiking in a forest reserve and who survived by drinking from streams and eating plants.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/26 17:28:39

Woman stung by surprise gift: bag of live scorpions from her friend

A woman in East China opened a surprise gift from a friend to find a net bag of scorpions, one of which stung her.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:23:39

Hubei small city court pioneers divorce questionnaire, sparks Net user discontent

A Central China court has designed a divorce test for couples to review and score their relationships as useful references for the final judgment.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:08:40

Driver needs to use sunroof to park

A BMW driver who paid more than 200,000 yuan ($28,987) for a premier parking spot in a strange neighborhood discovered it was so narrow she would have to climb in and out of the sunroof to use it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/26 17:08:39

Angry bird bombards neighborhood border collie

A black bird has taken a distinct dislike to a border collie and uses a biological weapon to antagonize the canine: the bird dive bombs the dog and poops on it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:13:40

Bitcoin miner fined, jailed for stealing electricity

A woman in Tangshan, North China's Hebei Province will be spending the next four months in detention for stealing electricity to mine bitcoins.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 17:08:40

Fierce rain storm causes damage, brings relief to Yunnan Province

A powerful storm in Southwest China's Yunnan Province that knocked down trees and powerlines also led to unusual celebrations after a month of hot, rainless days.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 16:58:40

Man tries to blackmail restaurant with a rat, gets three years in prison

A man who attempted to extort 5 million yuan ($724,000) from China's popular hot pot restaurant chain Haidilao was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 30,000 yuan, by the Fengtai district court in Beijing on Wednesday.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 16:54:33

Motorist's face itch nets traffic fine

A man in East China who scratched his face while driving couldn't believe what happened next: the itch he appeased netted him a traffic ticket.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/23 16:53:40

Japan foreign minister posts 'enciphered bacon' tweet, puzzles followers

Bemused followers of Japan's foreign minister were left scratching their heads on Tuesday after a bizarre tweet about bacon, sparking tongue-in-cheek speculation he could be tweeting classified information in code.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/22 18:18:40

Six-pack dream leaves man with 'muscle melt'

A 20-year-old man in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province ended up with "melting muscles" after he exercised too much in a bid to get a six-pack.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 18:13:40

Smelly white foam oozes on to Xi'an road, source remains unknown

Residents in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province are calling on environmental authorities to find out how a stinky, white foam emerged from a sewer and covered 200 meters of a local road.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 18:13:40

Woman fired after child pees in bowl

A woman was fired by her employer after she posted photos on her social media account saying she let her child urinate in a bowl in a restaurant, which went viral and infuriated Chinese netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 17:48:40

Restaurant returns fortune hidden in cake to surprised birthday girl

A restaurant owner in Yancheng, East China's Jiangsu Province returned an unexpected and unintended cash bonus, which had been hidden in a birthday cake belonging to a guest.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/22 17:13:40

Eiffel Tower climber detained after daring ascent closed monument

Rescuers successfully talked down a man who scaled the upper heights of the Eiffel Tower on Monday, forcing the monument's evacuation, and handed him over to police.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/21 17:18:41

Brexit Party's Nigel Farage doused with milkshake

Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, was doused in milkshake by a protestor on Monday, the latest anti-EU figure to be targeted during campaigning for the European parliament elections.
Source: Reuters | 2019/5/21 17:18:40

Man's blood test shows irregular 'monthlies'

A man in North China who went to hospital for a checkup was surprised to learn his "menstrual cycle" is out of whack, leading netizens to say the same thing about his doctor.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 17:14:15