A teller in China was filmed laughing in the face of an all-too-casual bank robber, who approached her counter brandishing a large kitchen knife whilst he was in the middle of a phone conversation.
According to Time World, China's capital city has reached a level of pollution where the only way to spot the sunrise is on a super-sized flatscreen. For those who would like to have an early-morning moment of inspiration, citizens of Beijing can gaze upon the city's LED screens to view the astronomical start to a new day.
Jian Feng of China insisted that his wife must have cheated on him because he claims he could not have fathered such ugly children. After DNA tests confirmed that the children were his, their mother admitted to having over $100,000 worth of plastic surgery before she and her husband met and continued to keep it a secret.
A judge agreed that Feng was duped into thinking that his wife was beautiful and awarded him $120,000! "I married my wife out of love, but as soon as we had our first daughter, we began having marital issues," Feng reportedly told the Irish Times. "Our daughter was so incredibly ugly, to the point where it horrified me."
UPDATE: We know this story is fabricated but hey, still funny!
With the so-called great apocalypse of December 2012 less than a month away, a Chinese man is building his own Noah's Ark in preparing for the impending doomsday. Lu Zhenghai, a resident of Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, reportedly spent his entire life savings of ¥1 million ($130,000 USD) to build a modest-sized refuge vessel that stretches 21.2 meters in length, 15.5 meters in width and 5.6 meters high.
The Chinese navy's first successful landing on its recently unveiled aircraft carrier Liaoning (shown left, top) has spawned a photo fad known as "shootering," which emulates the military hand gesture used by flight deck officers to signal the release of fighter jets onboard.
Photo credit: Xinhua / 竣泓苗 (via YouTube)
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In Wenling, Zhejiang, China, the government paved a road around a five-story residential building after its homeowners refused to locate for demolition. Aptly nicknamed "nail houses" by frustrated developers, these last standing sanctuaries have become increasingly common sighs across the country, along with passive-aggressive public constructions by the government.