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Chinese city poised to fine guys who miss the bowl

Chinese city poised to fine guys who miss the bowl

Recently Shenzhen, Guangdong announced a new bylaw against “non-civilized” behavior in public toilets of the city. This means that guys for whom the act of urination turns into a Sunday afternoon with a wacky water weasel may face fines if caught.

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What do you do when your mother-in-law secretly kisses your husband while you sleep?

What do you do when your mother-in-law secretly kisses your husband while you sleep?

It would appear that China is experiencing an unforeseen side-effect of a one child-policy: overbearing parents. Thankfully, this isn’t quite at the embarrassing level of Japan’s monster parents making demands of all unfortunate souls who come in contact with their children.

No, in China it seems it’s just the wives who are bearing the brunt of their in-laws suffocating ways. It’s believed that the number of divorces filed due to irreconcilable differences between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are on the rise, but this book, which is packed with real-life wife-versus-mother-in-law accounts, might help.

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If you thought the Teletubbies were creepy before…

If you thought the Teletubbies were creepy before…

Something always trouble me about Teletubbies with their missing eyebrows, that laughing baby sun, and always insisting on watching videos twice in quick succession (seriously, where were they the first annoying time?).

If you’re among the few who still find these kids’ TV characters adorable, then this photo from China titled “Teletubbies decorating car window with mold growing” should bring you quickly over to the dark side. But beyond the initial shock of seeing these beloved infant heroes in such a state, there seems to be something more going on in this photo.

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The street art at this year’s culture festival in Beijing will blow your mind

The street art at this year’s culture festival in Beijing will blow your mind

As part of The Fourth Qianmen Historical & Cultural Festival, the streets of China’s capital city have been transformed this month by a group of talented artists. Using the pavement and plain stone walls as canvases, the artists have produced an array of incredible 3-D paintings that is wowing both tourists and locals alike, with photos of the jaw-dropping work being shared all across Asia. Check out some of the coolest street art we’ve ever seen after the jump.

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Bow-shooting Chinese cutie gets suspicious reaction from world Netizens

Bow-shooting Chinese cutie gets suspicious reaction from world Netizens

China – and to a large extent, Japan – seems to have an unhealthy obsession with any woman of above-average attractiveness performing some action that attractive women aren’t typically known for.

The Chinese media has serialized this concept to the point that we’ve seen them make a fuss over “hot girl cops,” “hot girl soldiers,” heck, even “hot girl bus drivers.” It seems like any time a cute girl does anything other than breath, Asia goes completely crazy.

And now, just when you thought the concept couldn’t jump the shark more spectacularly, we now have “hot girl archer.”

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Explosion-proof membranes won’t keep your phone from blowing, but it might save you from the shrapnel

Explosion-proof membranes won’t keep your phone from blowing, but it might save you from the shrapnel

It looks like the world is facing a new pandemic, but we’re not talking about any viruses or diseases here. No, we’re talking about exploding smartphones. From Europe to the United States to China, more and more cases of phone batteries blowing themselves apart are surfacing, stirring up concern for many. No longer can we fling perturbed birds at their giggling pork nemeses without worrying that our phones will blow our faces off. While the safest option would probably be to simply avoid having one, what would we do without our smartphones on the train, at work when our boss isn’t looking, or in bed at 3 am? This deep, possibly unhealthy attachment to the devices has led to an interesting new product in China: explosion-proof membranes.

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Nice try! Zoo in China puts a “lion” on display, visitor realizes it’s actually a dog

Nice try! Zoo in China puts a “lion” on display, visitor realizes it’s actually a dog

A man visiting a zoo in Luohe City, Henan Province in China was surprised to hear what he described as “barking” coming from the enclosure marked “African lion.” But that’s silly, lions don’t bark, they roar…

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Mother Nature makes us blush with her naughty sense of humour

Mother Nature makes us blush with her naughty sense of humour

Mushrooms are funny things. There’s colourful mushrooms,  luminous mushrooms, fairy circles of mushrooms, poisonous mushrooms, and the infamous magic mushrooms. But I ain’t never seen a mushroom like this before…

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Indian-Chinese military conflict quickly defused with beer and candy

Indian-Chinese military conflict quickly defused with beer and candy

According to the Hindustan Times, a Chinese military patrol had entered into India and crossed paths with one of their patrols. Both sides requested that they leave each other’s territory and a stand-off ensued.

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Hellish Chinese summer heat causes sad pandas, exploding cars, and people literally retreating into caves

Hellish Chinese summer heat causes sad pandas, exploding cars, and people literally retreating into caves

Oddly, while there are plenty of disaster movies about earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, sharknadoes, sharktopi, even unexpected ice ages – honestly, how does an ice age sneak up on you? – there has never been a disaster movie in our memories that focused on deadly heat waves. Which is weird, because here in Asia, deadly heat waves occur every single year. And this year, it’s so bad, it’s literally causing society in China to come to a grinding halt.

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“The Lost Lakes” exhibition aims to bring awareness to China’s vanishing water sources 【Photo Gallery】

“The Lost Lakes” exhibition aims to bring awareness to China’s vanishing water sources 【Photo Gallery】

Surrounded by the hustle and bustle of city life, most urbanites aren’t thinking about the fragility of nature. When all you see is concrete, it’s easy to forget that there were once thousands of trees around that weren’t strategically placed by landscapers. But a view of the city lights reflected in silver pools is reminding the crowds of Beijing about the tragic effects of pollution and climate change.

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Safety Pin People: The beautiful photography of Junn.C

Safety Pin People: The beautiful photography of Junn.C

People have the amazing ability to see human traits in nearly anything. From the anthropomorphism of cartoons and nature to cursing at your car when it won’t start, there’s almost no limit to the things we see as human-like.

But safety pins? Surely only someone with a less-than-firm grip on reality could take a safety pin for person-like or even having any human qualities?

The following photo album might just convince you otherwise!

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When fruit meets cute: China’s watermelon babies battle the summer heat

When fruit meets cute: China’s watermelon babies battle the summer heat

In case you’ve been in cryosleep for the last month and somehow missed us moaning about it, Japan and a number of Asian countries are currently experiencing one of the hottest summers on record and are a horrible sweaty mess. Like a bunch of restless pets wandering around the bedroom at night looking for a cool place to sleep, people are crowding into air-conditioned public areas, crashing out on treadmills in otherwise respectable department stores, and even wedging themselves into ice-cream cases.

In China, though, some clever parents have solved the heat problem for their little ones by dressing them up in the coolest, most thirst-quenching fruit of them all, with adorable results. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the watermelon babies.

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How has your city changed in 26 years?

How has your city changed in 26 years?

People change and places change given enough time, but have you ever seen a revolution of a skyline like this? China’s growth in the world stage can’t be ignored, and this simple photo comparison  says it all.

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Horrifying video shows gravity-defying bus accident

Horrifying video shows gravity-defying bus accident

Somehow, seat belts often become a matter of contention. Some people buckle-up instinctively upon getting in a car, while others refuse to snap it even when it’s a legal requirement. For many, it’s just another hassle. But even if you think seat belts are stupid and would rather pay a fine than strap in, this video of a terrifying bus accident in Zhejiang, China will change your mind.

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Rare and beautiful — this panda’s look is no “black and white” matter!

Rare and beautiful — this panda’s look is no “black and white” matter!

Who doesn’t love giant pandas, those big, adorable balls of black and white fur? (Let’s just forget for the moment that they have sharp claws and can on occasion act like vicious bears.) Well, today we have some pictures of a very rare panda that you won’t want to miss if you’re a fan of these precious animals.

But, you might say, aren’t all pandas essentially rare, being as highly endangered as they are? Yes, giant pandas are indeed rare animals, but the particular panda in these photos is the rarest of the rare — he’s the only panda in captivity in the world with a certain unique appearance, and this special panda was just recently shown to the Japanese media publicly for the first time. As you will see, this is no ordinary black-and-white panda.

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Chinese news mistakes fetish porn video for scene of execution

Chinese news mistakes fetish porn video for scene of execution

A shocking report came out of China earlier this week in which an official government news corporation released more than 30 photographs via two of its major news outlets “revealing” the suffering of a young woman being executed by lethal injection. Little explanation was given aside from the news bulletin’s title, “Photo Compilation of Female Convict’s Execution,” so it’s unclear what reaction the writers of the news post were hoping for. All we do know is that the source of the images is actually an adult fetish site, rather than some kind of state-run penitentiary.

That’s right. China’s official news source appears to have mistaken porn for capital punishment.

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Chinese man tries to smuggle turtle through airport security by disguising it as a hamburger

Chinese man tries to smuggle turtle through airport security by disguising it as a hamburger

The importance of the hand luggage inspection area at airports simply cannot be underestimated. Sure, they’re time consuming and can be an irritating experience for frequent fliers, but without them it would be impossible to ensure the safety of passengers on board aircraft. However, despite procedures becoming ever more stringent in recent years, it hasn’t stopped some passengers looking for ways to slip prohibited items past security. At one Chinese airport, for example, one man recently tried a quite bizarre tactic to smuggle his pet turtle onto the plane: pretending it was a hamburger.

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Galaxy S4 battery explodes, burns up apartment in China

Galaxy S4 battery explodes, burns up apartment in China

Currently the hot new phone on the block, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is incredibly popular the world over. And as smartphones have become an integral part of everyday life, owing to their relatively short battery life, it’s nothing strange to see people tapping and swiping away at a game or text message while their phones charge, whether it’s the Galaxy S4 or an iPhone 5.

Though after reading this story, you might be less inclined to use your device when it’s plugged in.

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China in grip of heat wave, causes food to accidentally cook on the ground and people to sleep on treadmills

China in grip of heat wave, causes food to accidentally cook on the ground and people to sleep on treadmills

Since the latter half of July, multiple cities in southern China have been struggling with temperatures exceeding 42℃ and little relief in sight. With lakes and pools at maximum capacity thousands of people are trying anything they can to cool down.

However, in a testament to the human spirit, some folks have found ways to have a little fun in spite of heat wave.

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