Young crocodile, 2 pythons stolen from Australian zoo

A crocodile and two pythons have been stolen from a reptile zoo in Australia's capital city.

California city bans junk food from checkout aisles

Berkeley in northern California will ban the sale of junk food from supermarket checkout displays - becoming the first US city to do so, according to local media.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/28 19:38:42

Volunteers swarm to take part in experiment that offers $2,000 for lying down on bed

A space research institute in Shenzhen, South China's Guangdong Province, recently received a swarm of volunteers for a 15-day zero-gravity simulation experiment in which participants will be compensated for 15,000 ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 19:38:41

Father sends kid to cemetery as punishment, calls police after he goes missing

An angry father in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang Province, gave his primary school-aged son a special punishment for not finishing his homework - a time-out by the grave of his ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/28 19:38:40

Horse frightened by car horn kicks Maserati in East China

Chinese netizens were amused by an accident between a real horse and a brand-new luxury car Maserati, whose name in Chinese is pronounced similarly to the word for horse, in ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 17:33:40

Manufacturer fills toilet paper with English words, aims to inspire 'straight-A students'

Toilet paper filled with English words have attracted the public's attention recently. The manufacturer in Dongguan, South China's Guangdong Province, said the product was specially designed for "straight-A students" and ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 17:28:40

Mall bartender making drinks on flame triggers fire extinguishing device to sprinkle water

The fire safety system at the Changying Tianjie Mall in Beijing proved its worth when it projected a stream of water with pinpoint accuracy from the fifth floor onto a ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/22 17:23:40

110 cats on hot tin roof after Spain eviction

Animal charities in southern Spain were urgently seeking homes for 110 cats on Saturday after they and their owner were evicted from a flat in the Valencia region.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/22 17:13:40

Woman receives thousands of coins for her work compensation

A woman from Zizhong county in Southwest China's Sichuan Province who won a labor dispute against her employer was surprised to find that her compensation of 6,000 yuan ($884.94) had ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 22:23:40

Constricting or constrictor? Man uses snake as face mask

Public transport bosses in northwest England on Tuesday clarified the rules on face coverings after a bus passenger was spotted with a snake around his neck and mouth.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/16 20:23:41

East China man found to have escaped 12-year imprisonment over murder in 1995

Authorities in Xiuning county, East China's Anhui Province, have launched an investigation into a case of a man who was never sent to prison despite being convicted of killing a ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:23:40

Couple steals ham-like substance to give grandson, turns out to be poisonous bait

A couple in East China's Zhejiang Province recently stole a box of "ham sausages" for their grandson, which later turned out to be poisonous bait used by local agricultural scientists.
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:18:41

False alarm after bomb squad called in for two handicraft shells

After calling in explosive disposal personnel to disassemble and inspect two shells found in a corner of a residential building in Yulin, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, police found that they ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/16 20:18:40

Poop wine? Vile alcohol on show at Disgusting Food Museum

Poop wine and scorpion vodka are just some of the stars of a new exhibit on revolting alcohol at the Disgusting Food Museum in Malmo in Sweden. A large jug ...
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 19:38:40

Flaming haircut puts French salon in hot spot

A man who went to a French hair salon walked out with a burnt forehead that forced him off work for a week after his stylist attempted an Egyptian burning ...
Source: AFP | 2020/9/15 19:33:41

Sealed-off university in Shaanxi opens racecourse and go-karting venue for bored students

Universities in China that are currently under closed management for epidemic prevention have been trying various ways to make life a bit more interesting for their bored students. A university ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 19:33:41

Desert scenic spot under investigation for ensnaring tourists in expensive 'toilet trap'

A desert scenic spot in Northwest China's Gansu Province, has come in for public criticism for allegedly putting its public toilet in the sand, then charging tourists exorbitant prices to ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 19:33:40

Rumor of celebrity appearance leads to chaos on campus

Hundreds of young people rushed to a university in Southwest China's Sichuan Province over the rainy weekend to catch a glimpse of a Chinese boy band member after hearing that ...
Source: Global Times | 2020/9/15 19:28:40

Tiny mouse-size art proves a hit in Sweden

They're drawing crowds in Sweden: cute and quirky shopfronts, delis and restaurants created by a mystery art collective called "Anonymouse" that have popped up out of nowhere in some cities.
Source: AFP | 2020/9/9 19:18:41