ODD >> Odd News

Wild boar killed on highway, driver demands carcass

An East China driver is demanding compensation from highway police after he was stopped from taking a protected wild boar he had struck with his car.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 19:58:40

Bored worker kills time with dead mosquito project

A worker in East China has found an unusual way to pass the time and rid his office of mosquitoes.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 19:58:39

Hello Kitty train debuts in Japan

A sleek "Hello Kitty" bullet train festooned with images of the global icon from Japan began services on Saturday, drawing hundreds of fans to its opening ceremony.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/1 19:53:40

China cries for Argentina, Portugal after World Cup losses

Chinese social media collectively lamented the World Cup exit of soccer mega stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi following their teams' defeats on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2018/7/1 19:53:40

French lawmakers urge fix for 60-year-old typo in constitution

French lawmakers are pushing for an official correction to a grammatical error which slipped into the country's constitution 60 years ago.
Source: AFP | 2018/7/1 19:53:40

Hair donation drive in Shanghai helps get wigs to children with leukemia

A children's hospital is joining forces with barbers, stylists and salons across Shanghai for a citywide hair drive that aims to get wigs to children with leukemia.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:57:49

Belgian ex-'Big Brother' star charged over ATM blast

A former Belgian reality TV star was charged Wednesday over a bomb attack on an ATM in the town where she is a councilor in charge of children and animal welfare, prosecutors said.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/28 19:55:35

Freak hailstorm leaves hundreds of foxes dead in East China

Hundreds of foxes are dead or missing after a freak summer hailstorm pummeled a farm in East China's Shandong Province.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:55:35

Perfume sets off train fire alarm

A fire alarm was set off on a high-speed train in Central China by a woman's pungent perfume, resulting in a short delay.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:53:43

Chinese firemen remove bat colony from home using chopsticks

Firefighters successfully removed a small colony of bats that had moved into a Northwest China home using an everyday pair of chopsticks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/28 19:53:42

'Space kingdom' seeks citizens for life beyond Earth

Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here's a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/27 19:40:59

Nesting flock halts highway project in West China

A highway project in West China is being halted after tens of thousands of a protected bird species began nesting in construction sites.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:40:59

Meet the device that can outsmart any keyless smart lock in seconds

Now any aspiring thief with a few yuan can hack keyless and Bluetooth door locks within seconds.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:38:42

High school buys two army tanks

A high school has flanked its campus gate with surplus tanks in the hopes of inspiring a little military discipline in their students' ranks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/27 19:38:41

Mexican party rapped for wraps in tortilla election row

Struggling to catch up with the longtime front-runner, the two chasing parties in Mexico's presidential election have become embroiled in a spat over wrapping used to sell tortillas.
Source: Reuters | 2018/6/27 19:38:40

Man wakes to severe burns after power bank explodes

A man was left with serious burns after his power bank next to his head exploded as he slept.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:18:40

Crew removes obese Nanjing man from home to treat testicle injury

Dozens of law enforcement and non-profit rescuers in East China rallied on Saturday to help paramedics remove a man weighing more than 200 kilograms from his apartment.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:18:40

Phone plopped in train toilet found

Police recently helped a young woman recover her phone after it plunked down a train restroom toilet and was flushed along the tracks.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/26 19:18:40