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Villager creates 'Men in Black' sci-fi bike

A video of a young man from a village in North China riding his motorcycle with a single-wheel that is actually a hoop around the entire bike has become a hit on social media, with netizens offering advice and good humor critiques of his invention.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 20:38:40

Chinese couriers chase thief, return woman's phone

A woman had her stolen mobile phone returned to her after several couriers chased the thief who had stolen it. They also held the man and called the police in Foshan city, South China's Guangdong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 20:28:40

Emperor burger: Tokyo chef whips up $900 monster for new monarch

A Tokyo restaurant is honoring the crowning of the new Japanese emperor next month with a football-sized wagyu beef hamburger served between gold-dusted buns - at an eye-watering cost of $900.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 16:23:41

New Japanese 'era' a boon for Aussie property website

What links the Japanese monarchy and the property market in Western Australia? Until Monday's announcement of the coming "Reiwa era," not much.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/2 16:23:40

TCM doctor relieves passenger's pain during flight

A Chinese acupuncturist is being credited with relieving the excruciating pain of a fellow passenger on board a flight from Pakistan to Beijing, earning the former many thumbs-up from netizens.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 16:18:40

Man drives without left front tire

Police at a highway toll booth must have been a little incredulous of a man's explanation of why his little car pulled up sounding like a tank rolling down the road.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 16:13:40

Zoo visitors not thrilled by April Fool's joke

People in East China weren't happy after paying 180 yuan ($27) to visit a zoo only to find an orangutan and black bear were being cosplayed by employees as part of the zoo's April Fool's joke.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/2 16:08:40

'Cow toilets' in Netherlands aim to cut e-moo-ssions

Teaching cows to use the toilet is not the easiest task, but a Dutch inventor is banking on a new bovine urinal to help cut emissions that cause environmental damage.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 17:43:40

Lip service: Vettel sports moustache in Mansell honor

Sebastian Vettel said he was inspired by Nigel Mansell to grow the moustache he revealed to the Formula One world on Friday.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/1 17:43:39

Dust devil kills two children

Police in Central China's Henan Province and netizens across the country are calling for an investigation into temporary amusement parks after two children were killed when a large air-filled structure was blown a dozen meters high by a powerful tornado-like dust devil.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 17:38:39

Man fails driver's test, makes his own license

A man in South China calmly gave police a fake driver's license that wasn't even close to being a facsimile of a real one. It did have all the pertinent details - age, ID number and photo - but he had simply scribbled them on a piece of paper in his own handwriting.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 17:33:39

Twins' sharing scheme busted by baldness

Twins can share many things in life but a driver's license is not one of them.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/1 17:28:40

Teachers find novel way to clean up profanity: put students in charge

Teachers at the primary school in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, who found many of their students were using rude language and thought profane words are cool, have come up with a way to improve their pupils' choice of words.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 17:23:39

Doctor helps patient straighten up

Liu Renfu, a young man with a severe spinal deformity, has broken free from his "folded life," thanks to a doctor in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 17:18:39

More than 150 endangered pangolins found during smuggling bust

Customs agents in South China have arrested 34 people suspected of smuggling endangered pangolin, including 103 that were still alive, 52 that were dead and 40 kilograms of the anteater-like animal's scales.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 17:08:39

Hair salon closed for teasing Chinese heroine's old-fashioned bob

Local authorities in Central China have closed a hair salon and ordered the owners to make a public apology after they posted an advertisement that the authorities said made fun of a well-known heroine of the revolution, in violation of the law.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 17:03:39

'Take Your Pet to Work Day' gets compliments and criticism

A company in Shanghai that launched a "Take Your Pet to Work Day" in the hopes of reducing employee stress has gained a lot of attention on Sina Weibo.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/31 16:58:39

Pregnant woman gives birth on subway platform

A pregnant woman in South China who was just about due to give birth decided to take the subway to the hospital. She didn't make it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/28 17:48:40