There were plans to have the birth be the first live broadcast of a panda cub being born, but plans were cut when the Chengdu Breeding Research Centre found out the panda was faking it.
"Pandas thought to be pregnant receive 24-hour care, more food, and live in an air-conditioned single room."
Wu Kongju, who works at the centre, told Xinhua: "They also receive more buns, fruits and bamboo, so some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life."
Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Tuesday when a woman is impregnated during a rape, "it's something God intended." Mourdock was asked during the final minutes of a debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest. He replied: "I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that's something God intended to happen."
Despite a statement from the Romney camp refuting Mourdock's words -- "Gov. Romney disagrees with Richard Mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views" -- Romney cut an ad for Mourdock that began airing in Indiana on Tuesday.