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Polish bears face grizzly wake-up during noisy New Year party

Let sleeping bears lie? Not in Poland this New Year's Eve, where a row is brewing over the decision to relocate an annual televised event with fireworks and partying to the slopes of the country's main ski resort.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/20 18:08:40

Resident pays overdue property fees in coins weighting 300 kg

A resident in East China paid overdue property management fees with 45,000 coins, which took six people four hours to count.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 18:03:41

Sichuan villagers show off their new delicious dish: fried stink bugs

Several women from the village of Leshan, Southwest China's Sichuan Province are adding to the repertoire of exotic eatable insects, which appear to have been previously shunned because they stink.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 18:03:40

HK police play songs to rioters, inspiring a netizens' playlist

Hong Kong police attempted to appeal to the sentimentality of the final rioters, who held up in Hong Kong Polytechnic University, by playing love songs over the PA system, which has inspired Chinese netizens to come up with their own playlist to serenade the rioters.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/20 17:58:40

Chemistry professors busted for cooking meth in 'Breaking Bad' style

In a case of reality imitating art, two chemistry professors in the US state of Arkansas have been arrested for cooking up methamphetamine in a university lab - in an uncanny echo of the hit series Breaking Bad.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 18:23:40

Ship to shore: Qatar signs up floating hotels for World Cup

Soccer fans prone to seasickness may need to consider alternatives, but supporters with sea legs will be able to stay on one of two giant cruise liners during the 2022 Qatar World Cup.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/19 18:18:42

Netizens find humor in the wind

A gale-force wind that blasted Beijing and other cities in China's north on Sunday and Monday produced some amusing video clips from netizens who took the dangerous weather in their stride, awkward as they were.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 18:18:40

Celery facial masks are coming; onions maybe not

A research institute in East China has developed a rejuvenating facial mask made from celery and is developing others in vegetable series of facial masks.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 18:13:41

Marathoner defends running while pregnant

A 40-year-old elite runner, who is now eight months pregnant, finished the Shanghai Marathon on Monday, which is her third marathon during her current pregnancy.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/19 18:13:40

Southern-born pandas love snow

Giant pandas born in Southwest China's Sichuan Province got a chance to romp in another of their natural habitats for the first time following a snowstorm that blanketed their playground at a zoo in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 17:43:40

US cows swim miles to safety after storm sweeps them in the sea

Three cows swept into the ocean when Hurricane Dorian struck the US east coast in September were found living on a string of sandy islands miles away from their home, US media reported Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/18 17:43:40

Boris goes head-to-head with Buckethead and Binface in UK vote

When Britain goes to the polls on December 12, all eyes will be on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to see if he can secure a parliamentary majority to help push through his Brexit deal.
Source: AFP | 2019/11/18 17:43:40

Creative recycling after Double 11

Students at a design school in Wuhan, Central China's Hubei Province had a lot of materials to work with after the world's largest online shopping spree. They used the cardboard packaging their purchases delivered in to make something creative.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 17:38:40

Elderly cyclist rides 160,000 km in 13 years, visits Tibet 8 times

Ma Fuyun, 69, has cycled more than 160,000 kilometers - equivalent to circling the Earth four times - since her first riding tour in 2006.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/18 17:38:39

Patting a panda lands handlers in deep trouble

What was supposed to be a delightful experience for some children visiting the Chongqing Zoo in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality has turned into an investigation of employees who allegedly brought the visitors into close contact with panda cubs.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 16:58:39

Fit Hangzhou school principal betters students at their own challenge

A school in eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou has set up monthly students-principal challenge in a bid to encourage the youngsters to exercise more after the headmaster put his students to shame.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 16:53:39

Statue of Mazu uses her own ID number to get a seat on flight to Thailand

The statue of Mazu, dressed in flowing gold and red silks and a one-meter-tall headdress, passed through security checks with her own ticket, which also had her own ID number, according to numerous videos posted online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 16:53:39

20kg boa drops into restaurant

A 20-kilogram, 3-meter-long boa constrictor gave a local restaurant owner in Foshan of South China's Guangdong Province a creepy surprise when the snake fell from the ceiling, ending a ten-year mystery.
Source: Global Times | 2019/11/17 16:48:39