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November 28, 20123 Comments

Netizens react: People’s Daily fooled by The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive tribute to Kim Jong-un

Either People’s Daily has woefully made a fool of itself, or, as a handful of netizens conjectured below, they did this on purpose: The Communist mouthpiece dedicated a 55-photo slideshow to Kim Jong-Un on its website when it seriously reported that the North Korean leader was named by “U.S. website The Onion” as the Sexiest Man Alive of the year.

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September 14, 2012No Comments

Apple’s launch of iPhone 5 mocked in China

Has Chinese love affair with Apple’s products died with its former leader Steve Jobs, who enjoyed a cult-like status in China? Not sure, but the iPhone 5, which at first sight looks nothing different from its predecessors other than half an inch longer, has clearly disappointed Chinese consumers. Netizens, who never fail to amp up [...]

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September 4, 2012No Comments

Design FAIL: Suzhou’s Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long johns

From NetEase “Gate of the Orient”, an immense structure under construction in Suzhou, Jiangsu province next to the Jinji lake, has been the talk of Chinese social media lately. Some netizens say that the Gate of the Orient looks like a pair of long johns or low-rise jeans. Others say that having the “Gate of [...]

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August 23, 2012One Comment

Pic of the day: Sculpture of erotic/filial pigs in Zhengzhou’s CBD

FAIL? Residents in Zhengzhou think the sculpture on the city’s landmark square, featuring a busty female pig lying on the ground and a male pig kneeling behind her, is “too raunchy”, whereas the sculptor says it is only a filial piglet giving his mother a slow-stroke back massage.

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August 17, 2012One Comment

Pic of the day: Nanchang Train Station fences off benches, calling travelers’ rest an eyesore

From NetEase In the southeastern city of Nanchang, the management of the city’s railway station has enclosed all outdoor stone benches with metal fencing to prevent travelers from sitting down on them, saying that travelers using the benches may harm the city’s image. Travelers hoping to stop for a rest have to either lean on [...]

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July 9, 20122 Comments

Chinese state TV censors genitals of Michelangelo’s David; netizens amused

From Sina Weibo One man’s meat is another man’s poison. It seems that employees working at China Central Television find David, a masterpiece created by the Italian artist Michelangelo, so distasteful that they blurred David’s private parts in a newscast about an exhibition in the National Museum of China. The video clip and the picture [...]

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July 8, 20124 Comments

Photos: 53 pigs struck by lightning to death; netizens: You hit the wrong targets!

From NetEase At around 11 a.m. on July 6, a lightning hit the roof of a pig barn in the suburb of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, and ripped open a 4-meter long crack. 53 pigs staying inside the barn were instantaneously killed by the lightning strike. While most people expressed their sympathy for the pig farmer’s [...]

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April 16, 20122 Comments

Picture of the day: A Chinese Sunglasses brand called Helen Keller

An eyewear manufacturer in Xiamen, Southeastern China’s Fujian province named its line of sunglasses after the American deafblind author Helen Keller. On its website www.hellenkeller.cn, the advertisement notes (in English): “She was the first deafblind person to earn a near; chelor of Arts degree [1][2] The story of how Keller’s teacher Anne Sullivan, broke through [...]

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February 22, 2012One Comment

Picture of the day: Women collapse from discomfort in kissing contest

On February 18, over 50 couples competed in a kissing contest in Hefei, Anhui province, for a chance to win a one-karat diamond ring worth 50,000 yuan. During the process, several young women collapsed from hanging on for longer than their bodies can bear. Eventually, a young couple who locked lips for for 2 hours [...]

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December 4, 20112 Comments

April 28, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Chinese man develops a nosebleed on seeing hot girl

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April 19, 20113 Comments

Picture of the day: Plainclothes policeman FAIL

Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, as a “hotbed” for protests and demonstrations, has the tightest security in the nation. A large number policemen, including plainclothes, are posted in the square and nearby to keep every person under scrutiny. A microblog user uploaded a picture of a man in the square who looks so obscure and ordinary but [...]

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March 12, 2011One Comment

March 2, 2011No Comments

Picture of the day -wall FAIL and, um, car WIN?

A driver lost control of his car while cruising in an indoor parking garage in Yuzhong District, Chongqing. Beijing News reported that passengers on the car were safe.

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February 27, 20117 Comments

World’s lousiest bank robbery took place in China

At 9:03 a.m. on February 7, a man walked into a branch of Postal Savings Bank of China in Baodi, Tianjin, and put on a black mask before he commenced his bank heist with the help of a …gun? No, a hatchet! Some Chinese netizens who watched the entire video footage recorded by the bank’s [...]

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