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Turkish man crowned with 'Spicy Prince' of Changsha

A man from Turkey won a contest on Friday that required participants to stuff their mouth with a long string of something edible that featured the key ingredient in the cuisine of Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province: hot spices.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/6 14:18:39

Austrian innkeeper goes berserk after food complaint

Two diners in Austria bit off more than they could chew when they dared to complain about a mix-up in their food order and were compelled to run for safety from the enraged restaurant owner, police said Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2019/5/5 16:43:40

Man with itch finds spider has set up home in his ear

A man in East China who went to hospital to treat an itchy ear was terrified to find that it was caused by a spider spinning a web inside it.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 16:43:39

Suspect arrested after offering drugs to police by accident

A man in Central China trying to get on the good side of the local police by giving them cigarettes has been arrested after he pulled out his drugs by accident.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 16:38:39

Zoo in Central China lets love-stricken dog and wolf live together

A zoo in Central China, which became mired in controversy recently after it put a female dog and a male wolf in one cage, explained that it did so after the two animals fell in love at first sight.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 16:29:05

Parents force boy to strip on street after he touches girl's bottom

The parents of a boy in Southwest China ordered their son to take off his clothes and squat in public after he grabbed a female classmate's bottom, which sparked a mixed reaction online.
Source: Global Times | 2019/5/5 14:33:39

Mexican lawmaker proposes warm beer to cool desire for a drink

Time to crack open a cold one? Not so fast - a local Mexican lawmaker proposed a measure Thursday limiting the sale of cold beer to curb alcohol consumption, unbottling a wave of mainly mocking reactions online.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/29 16:18:41

Crawling to extinction: Singapore turtle haven fights for life

Hundreds of turtles and tortoises, including rare and endangered species, face an uncertain future after their Singapore sanctuary - a Guinness World Records holder - was forced to relocate due to government redevelopment plans.
Source: AFP | 2019/4/29 16:18:40

One-legged student shows indomitable spirit to complete 1,000-meter run

A student with only one leg in Southwest China insisted on completing his 1,000-meter physical examination despite being exempted from it, which moved the invigilator to give him full marks even though he took more time than the others.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 16:13:41

87-year-old catches 'quilt thief'

An 87-year-old man in East China used patience and cunning to catch someone who had been stealing bedding from his washing line.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 16:13:40

Bug in SK-II online flagship store brings short-lived bargain for Chinese customers

Chinese customers went on a short-lived buying frenzy after popular skin care brand SK-II's online store mistakenly marked its high-priced cosmetics with much lower prices.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/29 16:03:40

Traditional Chinese music robot band makes debut

Tsinghua University has designed and produced a special traditional Chinese music band consisting of three robots, the first of its kind in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:28:39

Urgent delivery before delivery

A pregnant woman put in an urgent order for a pizza, asking the restaurant to send it quickly as she was about to give birth.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:23:40

Man resurrected after being declared dead

An elderly man in Fuyang, East China's Anhui Province was resurrected after being declared dead in hospital.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:23:39

Students get Avengers surprise

A boarding school president in East China surprised 400 of his students by booking three cinema halls for them to watch Avengers: Endgame, out of concern that they would sneak out to catch the midnight premiere of the Hollywood blockbuster.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:18:40

Pupils in NE China making extra cash by becoming 'snack-runners' for classmates

Some pupils in Northeast China have found a way to make their first pot of gold — becoming snack buyers for their classmates.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/28 17:18:40

Severe punishment doesn't fit crime for illegal fisher

A man fishing illegally in a river in East China thought he was receiving punishment disproportionate to the crime when a "cannonball" fell into the water near him.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 16:35:08

Woman has abortion after fetus found growing on liver

A woman in Southwest China had to undergo an emergency abortion on Monday after her fetus was found to be growing on her liver.
Source: Global Times | 2019/4/25 16:28:40