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China UK co-operation is good for the Spoon-billed Sandpiper



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , UK September 11, 2017


The Spoon-billed Sandpiper is a critically endangered bird, and has even been modelled out of lego. Photo credit - Pixabay   There's good news for a critically endangered bird thanks to co-operation between China and the UK...

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Lady in China wins the Guinness record for longest eyelashes



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , UK, CULTURE, EAST MEETS WEST September 08, 2017


Guinness World Records - originally the Guinness Book of Records - the ultimate authority on record-breaking achievements, started out as an idea for a book of facts to solve arguments in pubs.   You Jianxia of Changzhou, J...

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Harry Potter & Fifty Shades Of Grey books most left behind in B&Bs



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , UK, EAST MEETS WEST September 07, 2017


  When you go away, be it a holiday or a work trip do you take a book? What happens if you finish it while you're in your hotel room?   A poll of B&B owners has shown which books are most likely to be left be...

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Bagging yourself a beer?



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , UK, EAST MEETS WEST August 30, 2017


How do you like your beer? Glass? Bottle? Can? or Plastic Bag?   You might say, ‘what?’  In China's Qingdao city, street shops offer sterilised plastic bags filled with Tsingtao. The beer, which is one of...

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Pigs are being rescued in China and the UK and being eaten at the same time



THAT'S ODD, CHINA , UK August 25, 2017


Firefighters who saved 18 piglets from a blaze in Pewsey, Wiltshire and then went on to cook and eat them six months later, have apologised.    The blaze started when 60 tonnes of hay went up in smoke.   Af...

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