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"Knock, Knock Who's There? A Watermelon"



THAT'S ODD, CHINA June 27, 2016


An image on the Chinese micro-blogging site, Sina Weibo has caused a stir with social media users.  The photo shows a sign in an Italian supermarket reading, "Please stop knocking on the watermelons, they will not respond to...

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Motivational Coal Walk ends in Burns



THAT'S ODD, HEALTH June 27, 2016


A US Motivational speech has backfired, after a walk on hot coals ended in multiple burns. Sky News reports that Tony Robbins had been talking in Dallas, when he encouraged his followers to conquer their fears and undertake the c...

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Beijing Sinks by 11cm in a Year



THAT'S ODD, CHINA June 27, 2016


Tower 3 of the China World Trade Centre, the tallest building in Beijing, stands at 330m. In that context, the fact that parts of Beijing are sinking at a rate of around 11cm a year, seems like small fry. However, the proble...

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'Surprise!' Man in China Turns Up to His Own Funeral



THAT'S ODD, CHINA June 22, 2016


'Surprise!' I wonder what the relatives of a man in China thought when he turned up to his own funeral.  Reported in the Metro today, family members of Ma Jixiang buried his remains in Xiangtan, Hunan. Or so they thought... ...

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Ban for Celebrity Relationship Insurance



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , EAST MEETS WEST June 22, 2016


Innovative insurance products, which promised to compensate Chinese fans in the event that Taylor Swift and Tim Hiddleston should break-up, have been removed from sale. The Daily Telegraph reports that people had p...

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