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China’s “paper building” looks like it would topple over if we pushed hard enough

China’s “paper building” looks like it would topple over if we pushed hard enough

It’s no secret that the apartments and houses in Japan are incredibly small, especially in saturated areas such as Tokyo. But even Japan’s tiny homes are no match for this extremely narrow “paper building” in Shanghai, China! How do people even live in there?!
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Anti-Japan drama ironically borrows music from Japanese anime

Anti-Japan drama ironically borrows music from Japanese anime

It’s not too uncommon to hear similar pieces of music in entertainment; accusations of plagiarism seem to pop up every few months. This latest controversy, though, carries with it a heaping helping of irony.

Fans online have noticed a peculiar coincidence in the background music used in episode 33 of the Chinese anti-Japan war drama Blue Wolf… and Yasuharu Takanashi‘s “Man of the World” theme used in certain episodes of Naruto Shippūden.

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Guy takes a dump in the middle of the road, refuses to move even for fire truck 【Video】

Guy takes a dump in the middle of the road, refuses to move even for fire truck 【Video】

OK, we’ve all been there. Maybe it was the venti coffee this morning or maybe you’ve caught a bug, but one thing is certain: you need a bathroom right now or a change of pants is going to be in order. Most of us manage by hook or crook to find a toilet or at least a concealing clump of trees in this situation, but one guy decided that the middle of the road seemed like a nice place to drop a deuce and he wasn’t going to let anything – even an emergency vehicle – disturb him.

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Holy cow! This leggy beauty is actually a guy! 【Photos】

Holy cow! This leggy beauty is actually a guy! 【Photos】

If your new year’s resolution is to stop believing in the cute girls you see online, here’s something to test you right off the bat! Once again, the internet has proven that “if she’s too cute, she must be a guy“. Not only does this cross-dressing beauty have a mesmerizing smile, she has such long slender legs that leave girls green with envy! I mean, he! Oh, whichever… On to the photos!

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10 ways shopping at Wal-Mart in China is completely different from how it is in the US

10 ways shopping at Wal-Mart in China is completely different from how it is in the US

Wal-Mart just recalled donkey meat in China because it contained meat from other animals, including fox.

Despite the recent scandal, the mega-retailer has become wildly popular in China. Wal-Mart plans to open 110 additional stores there in the next few years.

Shopping at a Chinese Wal-Mart is totally different from shopping in one in the U.S.

We highlighted some notable contrasts.

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“Kind Chinese” vs “Greedy Chinese”: Efforts to save wild carp instantly nullified

“Kind Chinese” vs “Greedy Chinese”: Efforts to save wild carp instantly nullified

Wildlife conservation is never an easy task. Too many obstacles stand in the way, such as modernization, human activity, pollution, and climate changes, just to name a few.

A group of kind citizens bought 800 live carp, releasing them into the Yellow River in China in hopes of rejuvenating the dwindling numbers of the native species, but little did they expect the fish to flow straight into fishing nets of the greedy fellowmen waiting downstream.

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Chinese Photoshop Trolls and the Half-Blood Prisoner of the Deathly Phoenix Goblet (Part 6)

Chinese Photoshop Trolls and the Half-Blood Prisoner of the Deathly Phoenix Goblet (Part 6)

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again, when the trolls of Photoshop land come out to wreak havoc on the greater community by deliberately misinterpreting their photo improvement wishes.

This where someone asks a free favor of Photoshop-skilled individuals to do something like change the background or make them look sexier, only for the ‘shop savvy individual to have them squatting in a men’s room or revealing more of their anatomy than they bargained for. Still don’t get it? Fine, check out the previous five installments (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5). We’ll wait…

Ready? Okay let’s go!

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She ain’t heavy, she’s my mother: China’s “Hot Mom” contest amazes netizens

She ain’t heavy, she’s my mother: China’s “Hot Mom” contest amazes netizens

“Aww, are you two twins?” “No, that’s my mom!” Though this conversation may not be heard often, popular Chinese website, Weibo, has proven it surely must take place. The site has created a contest to find the hottest mom in China and the applicants are impressive. MILF jokes aside, these women are seriously attractive and in some cases it’s hard to tell the difference between mother and daughter.

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Chinese artists create amazing physical representation of mother’s ideal vision of the afterlife

Chinese artists create amazing physical representation of mother’s ideal vision of the afterlife

Sunyuan and Pengyu are a team of Beijing-based installation artists. The duo has been active since the late ‘90s, working their way up to solo exhibitions starting in 2005.

This year, Paris’ Galerie Perrotin gallery hosted an exhibit by the pair titled “Dear.” Among the works on display was a deeply personal installation inspired by the mother of one of the artists.

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Willful ignorance ensures the existence of off-color Asian tattoos

Willful ignorance ensures the existence of off-color Asian tattoos

Has internationalization taught us nothing? How strange it is that so many people can laugh unabashedly about the Orient’s attempts at “Engrish” and yet remain stubbornly ignorant of the meanings behind many Asian symbols, whether they’re printed on t-shirts or inked into their skin?!

Yes, the existence of tattoos with inappropriate meanings remains an epidemic. What’s perhaps the most surprising is that even in this day and age many people sporting these strange Asian symbols didn’t necessarily skimp on the research and just got suckered into something by their tattoo artists. Rather, many Western people don’t care enough to ask about the meanings at all!

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Chinese Juliet is not impressed with her suitor’s attempt at serenading her【Video】

Chinese Juliet is not impressed with her suitor’s attempt at serenading her【Video】

Ah, young love. The furtive glances; the sheer ecstasy of receiving that very first text message; the tears and emo music marathons when it all goes pear-shaped… We’re sure this young man is far from the first – or last, for that matter – to have his romantic advances cruelly spurned, but it makes tremendously amusing viewing nonetheless.

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Young woman saves time, does her best Friday the 13th impression on the subway 【Video】

Young woman saves time, does her best Friday the 13th impression on the subway 【Video】

In Japan, it is still considered “rude” to do things like talk on the phone or apply makeup on the train. Although the latter is becoming far more common as people come to realise that a girl touching up her war-paint in public is hardly the most scandalous act one can engage in, there are still many, mostly of the older generation, who believe that it should not be done in shared spaces and to be so openly “vain” is simply shameful.

We wonder, then, what the average older Japanese citizen would think if they saw a commuter like the young lady in the following video, who has thrown caution to the wind and slaps on a cleansing face mask during her travels.

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Chinese students beat smog with martial arts moves in the classroom

Chinese students beat smog with martial arts moves in the classroom

Elementary students at Guangming Road Primary School in Shijiazhuang, China have begun practising a unique set of “anti-smog” moves developed for them by their teacher. Said to strengthen and protect their lungs from harmful particles, the daily exercises are being widely criticised by dubious Chinese netizens.

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Chinese military truck tows giant rubber gun down the street, induces giggles 【Video】

Chinese military truck tows giant rubber gun down the street, induces giggles 【Video】

Have you ever wondered how militaries transport their massive weapons and ordinances across countries or even continents? We always just pictured gigantic airplanes like in Operation Dumbo Drop, but apparently not. It turns that they just get trucks, latch the weapon on, and take off down the highway! Simple, if not just a little disappointing.

But for one Chinese army truck driver lugging an enormous gun, that operation turned out not to be quite so simple after all…

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Chinese man slaps his cheating girlfriend with money, attacks her “cyber husband” online

Chinese man slaps his cheating girlfriend with money, attacks her “cyber husband” online

Geez, is it just my imagination, or is there an increasing number of people these days who try to solve all problems with money in haste? Seriously, even relationship problems. A 26-year-old woman in China got slapped with a wad of Chinese yuan when her boyfriend found out that she was cheating on him with a “cyber husband” on an online gaming platform. And here I thought such distasteful behavior only existed in melodramatic TV soap operas.

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Who’s a pretty boy, then? Chinese “permed” chicken ruffles feathers online

Who’s a pretty boy, then? Chinese “permed” chicken ruffles feathers online

In one of the more bizarre news stories of the day – yes, even by RocketNews24 standards – a chicken in China’s Henan Province has recently shot to fame online after it was spotted sporting a fine set of curled feathers that make him look like he’s been out to get a perm to impress the ladies in the henhouse with.

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Days of thick smog leave Shanghai residents gasping for fresh air

Days of thick smog leave Shanghai residents gasping for fresh air

Air pollution in China is a serious problem, especially in urban areas in the east like Shanghai. Over the past week, the city has been dealing with a particularity nasty bout of smog that has far exceeded safe levels according to its own Air Quality Index. The smog has been heavy since around the beginning of the month, with one of the worst days on December 6 that saw pollution levels over ten times that of the air in neighboring countries.

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An amazing 1,300-year old way of fishing involving birds diving underwater is going extinct

An amazing 1,300-year old way of fishing involving birds diving underwater is going extinct

Cormorant fishing on China’s Li River is all but dying out.

Fisherman set out with domesticated cormorants, a seabird, on bamboo rafts before sunrise and often in the early evening. These birds prey on fish. But the fishermen tie threads around the necks of the cormorants to prevent them from swallowing the fish they catch.

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Beijing man caught on camera groping commuter from beneath her seat 【Video】

Beijing man caught on camera groping commuter from beneath her seat 【Video】

Displaying all the skill and grace of a two-year-old holding a cushion over their face and shouting “You can’t see me!”, a man in Beijing was recently captured on video lying beneath the seats of a subway train and stroking the legs of a female passenger as they appeared in front of him.

Prepare for your day to get that little bit creepier.

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Chinese man leaps to his death during five-hour shopping trip with girlfriend

Chinese man leaps to his death during five-hour shopping trip with girlfriend

A man from China’s Jiangsu Province has reportedly leapt from a seventh-floor shopping mall balcony following a heated argument with his girlfriend during a five-hour Christmas shopping trip. When the young woman said that she wanted to visit one more store, the 38-year-old threw the bags he was carrying to the floor and jumped over the rail, horrifying shoppers.

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