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  • 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 →