Nice Structure of the Day: Upcoming Curvaceous Bridge Design in China

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A new pedestrian bridge has been designed by NEXT architects that is planned stretch 500 feet over the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China. The sinuous design is inspired by traditional Chinese knots and the Möbius strip. Construction is planned to begin next year.

Crazy Lawsuit of the Day: Man Sues His Wife for Having Ugly Children and Wins

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Crazy Lawsuit of the Day: Man Sues His Wife for Having Ugly Children and Wins
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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!

Doomsday Spirit of the Day

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Doomsday Spirit of the Day
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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.

Meanwhile in China of the Day: Shootering

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Meanwhile in China of the Day: Shootering
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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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Not a Single Damn of the Day

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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.

This Looks Shopped of the Day: Chinese Leaders Do "Gangnam Style"

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This Looks Shopped of the Day: Chinese Leaders Do "Gangnam Style"
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It would've been too good to be true if the Chinese Communist Party's once-in-a-decade leadership transition last week didn't leave any controversies behind on the Internet. The Daily Dot reports that this photoshopped parody of the Chinese leaders (including Xi Jinping, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao) doing the horse dance was making the rounds on Facebook, Weibo and other microblogging services before getting censored by Sina Weibo censors.

Nice Structure of the Day: Shanghai's Circular Walkway

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Nice Structure of the Day: Shanghai's Circular Walkway
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In the heart of Shanghai's hustle-and-bustly Lujiazui financial district lies a circular elevated walkway that serves as a pedestrian overpass and an observational deck. For more bird's eye views of the landmark, head over to Google Maps.

Photographed by Victor Lakics from the Oriental Pearl Tower.