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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

Facial recognition finds lost child in festival crowd

The week-long Asian Cuisine Festival in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang Province offered a lot of tasty foods from different parts of the world, but it also showcased some advanced technologies for which at least one parent is very grateful.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:18:39

Police bust high-wire smugglers

Police in South China's Guangdong Province say they have seized a drone and large reels of tow line of hundreds of meters long that were to be used to smuggle contraband across border between Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Shenzhen.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:13:40

Disrespecting, getting angry with giant pandas in Hong Kong could cost you a month in jail

Giant pandas are very popular around the world and in Hong Kong where they are not only very much loved, but people are required by law to respect the iconic bears.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:13:40

Late for class? No, just a riderless horse galloping through campus

A small horse on Sunday broke loose and got past a university's security gate to gallop through a university campus, while amused students took videos and snapped photos of the bewildered equine.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 18:08:39

Compensation helps Tibetan herders and snow leopards to coexist

Another snow leopard that accidentally broke into a local herder's home in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region to prey on a sheep was released into nature recently, showing the local herders and snow leopards can coexist.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/20 17:58:39

Austria warns against cow-kissing internet challenge

The Austrian government Thursday warned internet users to shun an online cow-kissing challenge, calling it a "dangerous nuisance".
Source: AFP | 2019/5/19 17:08:39