Trending news across China
Updated: 2013-08-28 10:06
From tollbooth operators who look more like synchronized swimmers, to live crab vending machines and a toilet of roses – it's all trending across China.
Photos of eight female highway tollbooth operators in Hebei province holding out their hands for money in a synchronized training display has gone viral online with many mocking the trainees for their gestures,, nandu.com reported.
Yin Zhihe, a father from Heilongjiang province handed himself into police after he admitted to pushing four sewing needles into his baby girl's body. Yin confessed he carried out the cruel act as he had a "superstition" it would bring him a baby boy, HLJNEWS.CN reported.
A 50-year-old female traveler died after falling from a cliff in Harbin, Heilongjiang province while taking a photo at a a local scenic spot, dbw.cn reported. Reports claim the woman was warned by many about her dangerous move before the fall.
A bank customer surnamed Fu in Hangzhou demanded to open 500 new accounts after he was told he could only transfer 200,000 yuan between accounts once he had a new bankbook. The bank finally apologized to the angry resident, Qianjiang Evening News reported.
Government officials in Lushi county, Henan province have been working in houses made from mud and brick for nearly 60 years, people.com.cn reported.
Local officials said there is no timeline for reconstruction since central authorities introduced a five-year ban on the construction of new government buildings as part of an ongoing frugality campaign.
Residents in Nanjing now can buy live crabs from vending machines at metro stations, huanqiu.com reported. The machines keep the temperature just right to keep the crabs alive, but if customers end up buying a dead crab they will be compensated with another three live ones.
A 50-year-old husband in Guangzhou expressed his love for his young wife by squeezing 6,000 roses into toilet bowls, people.com.cn reported. The husband believed his way of expressing his love was special as his wife is a famous art designer of ceramics.
Chinese social network Douban is encouraging users to upload their embarrassing and hilarious childhood photos to share with others.