trending twitter news daily mirror fail lol mcharambeface winning zoo contest name
Via: @DailyMirror
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Oh Internet, how we loathe you sometimes.

Millions were disappointed after gullibly falling for an fake story indicating that "Harambe McHarambeface" won the naming contest for a baby gorilla at a Chinese zoo.

It all started when the crap-tacular Daily Mirror--who never checks the legitimacy of their sources--decided to pick up the story. The "source" was the fictitional "Boston Leader" news website, and the internet ran with it from there:

The truth quickly came out and hearts were broken everywhere...

...and though we might not have a Harambe McHarambeface YET, you can still show your support and buy your "McHarambeface" t-shirt here:

china beauty memes The New Beauty Meme From China Says You Need to Have Small Knees
Via: Mashable
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The latest social media "beauty trend" in China is making sure your knees are able to be covered by your iPhone 6.  Apparently this proves that you're "skinny" enough? 

It's pretty common on Chinese social media for "proof of beauty" memes to cycle around. Others have included putting coins in your collarbone, holding a pen under your breast and more recently, making sure your waist is completely hidden behind an A4 sized piece of paper.  These are a lot of standards to meet for one person... now apparently your kneecaps need to be small too?

WTF of The Day: Chinese Man Marries Sex Doll Because He Has Terminal Cancer
Via: Daily Mail UK
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This is one of those stories where you don't know if you should feel sad or grossed out.

A man in China has married a realistic sex doll because he has terminal cancer and wants to feel the joy of marriage without leaving behind a grieving widow.

The 28-year-old man has not yet been identified, but some are suggesting this could all just be a marketing stunt.

Nevertheless, the (happy?) couple had one beautiful wedding photo shoot...

We wish the couple much happiness. And the man many nights of fapping.

A china mountain glass walkway cracks while tourists walk on it.
Via: Mashable
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People have a fear of heights for a reason.

A glass walkway around a mountain in China was just opened last month and it's already scared the hell out of some tourists by cracking as they walked on it Oct. 5.

Mashable has more details and the translations:

A section of a new glass-bottomed walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked at around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon, causing the tourists on it to understandably freak out.

Lee Dong Hai, a tourist who was on the walkway, posted on the social media site Weibo: "I was almost at the end and suddenly I heard a sound. My foot shook a little. I looked down and I saw that there was a crack in the floor."

The walkway is suspended at a height of about 1,080 meters, or 3,543 feet.

A spokesperson for the Yuntai Mountain tourism bureau told People's Daily Online that the cracks occurred after a tourist dropped a stainless steel mug on the walkway. Only one of a total of three layers of glass broke, so the tourists were not in danger, the spokesperson said.

Here's a video promoting the beauty of the bridge, but downplaying it's apparent danger.

A chinese bride leaves her wedding photos in progress to give CPR to a drowning man.
Via: Daily Mail
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Dressed in her wedding gown, celebrating with family, a call of distress pulls a heroic bride into action.

A 25-year-old newly married woman was taking her wedding photos on a beach when a drowning man was pulled from the ocean.

According to the Daily Mail:

About 100 feet away, Guo Yuanyuan, who was a cardiac nurse at a local hospital, happened to be shooting her wedding photographs on the same beach.

Without thinking, she jumped off a three foot ledge and rushed to the scene while still wearing her wedding gown.

She then proceeded to perform CPR on the man as well as giving him mouth to mouth resuscitation for over 20 minutes.

In the process of saving the man, Guo had ruined her wedding dress, spoilt her make-up and broke her nails.

Very sadly, she was not able to save the man's life.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, they declared the man dead and said the cause was a heart attack.

The Daily Mail quotes Guo about the event:

"At that time, I only remember that I was a nurse. My career's responsibilities are higher than that of a bride."

Via: CCTV America
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You know, life is difficult enough with out the ground itself opening up to swallow you.

Unfortunately, four bus riders faced that very fate in northern China this week. A sinkhole about 10-feet-deep caved in under a sidewalk, welcoming those poor people into its waiting maw.

As the Associated Press reported:

A provincial broadcaster said four people were injured in the Saturday incident in the provincial capital of Harbin.

The surveillance camera video shows pedestrians walking or standing on the sidewalk when it suddenly gave in.

Three people fell straight into the hole, while a woman clung to pipes just underneath the sidewalk. Another person standing on the edge fell sideways into the hole.

Luckily, they all survived. Unluckily, now they will live with the knowledge that the ground hungers for them and can open up again at any time.

Now, we all have to live with that knowledge.

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An absolutely enormous explosion rocked the Tianjin province of China in the late hours of Aug. 11.

Very little information has come out about the cause of the gigantic fireball, how many casualties it caused or what impact it could have on the industrial province.

So far, the BBC has only the barest of details.

The explosion reportedly occurred at the Tianjin Binhai New Development Zone at about 23:30 (15:30 GMT). Pictures and video footage shared on social media suggest a number of people were wounded by the blast.

Several nearby tower blocks are without power, according to the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.

At this time, most of what is known has come out of social media, with hundreds of people posting the devastating event and its aftermath in the city, which lies southeast of the country's capital Beijing.

The blast was even visible from space:

According to Wikipedia, over 15 million people live in the Tianjin province. The area in which the explosion occurred is reportedly home to 219 Fortune 500 companies.