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  • July 24, 2015
    These are some shots of the two-story villa that Chinese company ZhuoDa assembled in less than three hours using six previously 3-D printed modules. The company says it takes about 9 days to produce the modules. That is pretty impressive. Even more impressive considering the... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2015
    This are two videos of jetpack hobbyist Nick Maycomber becoming the first person to fly a jetpack in China. Wait -- not a single other person has flown a jetpack in China? I find that hard to believe. Surely there's a Chinese farmer out there who built himself a jetpack and ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2015
    The CEO of Chinese software firm NetDragon is such a big Star Trek fan he had the company's $160-million headquarters built to look like the Star Trek Voyager. This is a Google satellite image of that building, and there's a video tour after the jump. When I'm the CEO of my o... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2015
    Apparently hiring strippers is becoming popular again at funerals in rural China. Wait -- how did it ever become UNpopular? That seems like something that should be popular from the beginning, and only get more popular as time goes on. But that's just me and I can appreciate... / Continue →
  • March 10, 2015
    This is a video timelapse (skip to 1:55) of a 57-story skyscraper being erected in China in only 19 days. The 2-million-square-foot (180,000-square-meter) building was constructed using prefabricated modules built at a factory and assembled on-site. Still -- 19 days, wow, I'v... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2014
    It's not actually a billion, it's just a lot. I'm not really good with numbers over a thousand. Or letters past N. That tail end of the alphabet can be tricky. Any letters hanging around Q, V and Z aren't to be trusted in my book. Keep going for the video, but skip to 1:20... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2014
    To promote the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion pack, World of Warcraft and McDonald's China have teamed up to decorate some of their stores with a Warcraft theme. My favorite fast food restaurant theme? Clean, with no shit on the walls of the bathroom. The themed stor... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2014
    23-year old medical student Zheng Gang died of a heart attack while trying to produce a sperm sample at China's Wuhan University. Apparently it was Zheng's fourth donation in just over a week. That...wow, that's very generous donating. Some real philanthropy. Donating blood... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2014
    In an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of walking and texting, China has opened separate walkways for people who are using their cell phones, and people who aren't. They're meant to be ironic though, and encourage people to think before texting and knocking over somebo... / Continue →
  • August 25, 2014
    A Chinese chef was killed after a cobra bit his hand some twenty minutes after severing its head. The chef was preparing snake soup (a delicacy) and was bitten when he went to throw the snake's head away in the trash. Me? I would demanded a lowly busboy do it. 'By the time ... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2014
    Some theaters in China are experimenting with "bullet screens," a service that allows moviegoers to text messages on screen while the movie is playing. You know, because I care what the person next to me is thinking. God willing, they'll at least have their phones on dim and ... / Continue →
  • July 31, 2014
    Peaches: they look like butts (but taste way better). And what better way to reinforce that imagery than putting fancy little panties on them? Originally created by a fruit vendor in Nanjing, China, a box of nine pantied peaches sell for around $80. That's almost $10 apiece.... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2014
    This is the giant dobsonfly, the current record holder for largest flying aquatic insect. They can measure almost 8.5-inches across. For reference, that is 8-inches entirely too large for my liking. Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect i... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2014
    These are believed to be the oldest pants in the world, recently excavated from a tomb in China. They belonged to a nomadic herder, who likely wore them for riding horseback. When I'm riding horseback? Full knight's armor and a flaming lance. With straight-fitting legs and ... / Continue →
  • May 30, 2014
    This is the suitcase scooter invented by Chinese farmer He Liang. It can not only carry your clothes, BUT CARRY YOUR ASS TO THE AIRPORT (provided you leave the night before and are cool cruising on the side of the highway in the dark at 12MPH). No word if it stands any chanc... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2014
    This is a video of a Chinese street vendor who blows hot sugar into animal shapes. In this case, he makes a dragon for a little boy. I'm not sure if the animals are strictly decorative or if you're supposed to eat them, but who wouldn't want to eat a ball of sugar that's been... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2014
    This isn't actually a new concept, I reported on panda and tiger dogs back in 2010, they're just making the rounds again because apparently people in China can't get enough dogs that don't look like dogs. Man, I want a dog with its hair cut to look like a lion. I take that ba... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2014
    This is the space shuttle replica that a 60-something Chinese farmer built on the roof of his home in the Guangdong province. Obviously, all the neighbors are jealous. And can you blame them? Who doesn't want a spaceship replica on top of their house? Nobody I want to be fr... / Continue →
  • March 26, 2014
    The Chinese government is going to start selling bottled and canned air to tourists (previously: this businessman doing it) starting June 20th in an attempt to address its growing air pollution problem. I'm not sure that's really addressing the underlying problem. Complimenta... / Continue →
  • February 20, 2014
    Seen here after finally getting one's attention enough to play with him, 27-year old Yang Jinhai tries to feed himself to the white Bengal tigers at the Chengdu Zoo in China. Yang climbed a tree and jumped into the tiger enclose with the hope the beasts would eat him. They we... / Continue →