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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

App checks unqualified cosmetics

Women who worry about buying cosmetics that haven't been properly tested or approved can now download an app released on Monday by China's National Medicine Product Administration.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 17:13:40

Confounded by closet? Call a team of professional tidiers

People who are overwhelmed by a messy closet can now get professional help.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/21 16:58:41