Government official fired, all because of a smile…

| September 23rd, 2012

From Weibo and other sources:

The “8·26” serious traffic accident in Yan’an, Shaanxi caused 36 deaths and 3 injuries. A picture of Yang Dacai, chief of Shaanxi Administration of Work Safety, smiling on the spot triggered heated discussion. Some netizens utilized “human flesh search engine” and uploaded more pictures of Yang online. Many a netizens claimed that he wore luxury watches like Rolex, TAG Heuer and Rado. Yang Dacai was caught in a wave of questioning.

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Automatic sperm extractor

| September 19th, 2012

Recently an entry on Weibo about an automatic perm extractor went viral, it says, “A hospital in Nanjing introduced an automatic sperm extractor. The screen on the machine plays artistic movies and with surround sound in the room. There is a massager at the bottom of the machine with adjustable speed and frequency. Now you can make that money standing up!”

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“iPhone 5 you are so long!” netizens make fun

| September 13th, 2012

iPhone 5 is finally here,  but did it live up to all the hopes and dreams of the Apple fans? The Chinese netizens seem to be not that impressed with the new version, they thought there is not much change other than the screen became 4 inches long from the original 3.5 inches. The new iPhone design was mocked and made fun of by the Chinese netizens for lack of innovation.  Many photoshopped Kuso made fun of Apple only “stretched” […]Read more…

Buying a home by donating sperms?

| September 9th, 2012

“Donating 138 times of your sperm and you are able to afford a down payment of a 100 square meter house.” That was the calculation by Guangzhou netizens as the sperm banks in China are in short of sperms recently.

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Nanchang train station puts fence around “benches”, highlights national seat shortage

| August 31st, 2012

Earlier in August, the Nanchang Train Station had trees planted surrounded by stone planters in the public square. Travelers took a seat on the stone surrounding the trees, but the train station administration responded by putting fences around the trees, preventing anyone from sitting.

Train stations are always crowded in China and rarely have enough seats to accommodate travelers, so many people were annoyed by the fences. Southern Weekly on August 2 published an op-ed  by Zuo Zhendong about the topic, […]Read more…

Shenyang turned into ghost town, shops closed on fear of counterfeit crackdown

| August 7th, 2012

From IFeng:

August 6, a large number of shops were closed in Shenyang, supposedly to avoid public security’s anti-counterfeiting crackdown.  Netizens on microblog said Shenyang is now almost a “ghost town”.

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Egypt’s Olympians given fake Nike gear because real thing was too expensive

| July 27th, 2012

From Sina:

Almost all teams participating in the 2012 London Olympics all received sponsorship of sporting goods, or signed a formal sponsorship agreement with the company. However the Egyptian team did not. Egyptian Olympic Committee Chairman General Mahmoud Ahmed Ali admitted that the Egyptian athletes’ Nike clothing and backpacks are all fake. These Shanzhai products have Nike logos but with Adidas zippers.

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IKEA in China, “our home is your home”

| July 27th, 2012

From Sina Weibo via @薇薇诺诺2661317325

Go to IKEA, I was socked by all kinds of sleeping postures on each bed and each sofa, deeply deeply shocked!  0 to 80 years old, are all so indulged in sleeping! Beds without someone sleeping on them were all a mess.  Daycare center does not require store receipt to pick up their child.  People are so clever! My husband said, we have to wait till after our generation all die first, then we can talk […]Read more…

iPhone 5 ice cream appears in China

| July 4th, 2012

From Sina:

July 3, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, the most popular ice cream among students here is this one called “iPhone 5” ice-cream.

The price of “iPhone 5” is 1 yuan.  Although the ice cream sells really well, the ice cream shop owner told the reporter that it tastes nothing special.

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Calculate how much your wife is worth

| May 28th, 2012

How much is your wife (girlfriend) worth? Recently many Chinese websites and forums had the following viral post, calculating the worth of a woman as a marriage partner base on a series of questions. Some netizens posted scores as high as 9500, but some as low as negative scores, thus crated fights between husbands and wives. Most men found it entertaining and just for fun, but women think marriage is not a product, cannot put a price on it. The […]Read more…

Photoshopped photo appears on Hangzhou Yuhang district government website

| May 19th, 2012

From Sina:

Recently, Netizens found another “floating photo” (photoshopped photo) on Zhenjiang province, Hangzhou City, Yuhang district government official website.  In this photo which describes, “Nanhu beach park’s landscape optimization project has been completed”, five men were obviously Photoshopped into the background.  Netizens made fun: “leaders are surely not ordinary people”, they “operate like gods.”

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Man diagnosed with “abnormal menstruation”

| May 10th, 2012

From Yahoo:

It was May 5, when Weibo user @HBG林舟 posted his medical examination report which said he had abnormal menstruation after a full physical exam in hospital of traditional Chinese medicine in Hainan Province.

Next morning, the hospital’s Safety Service Department Dean Tang explained that one of the doctors on duty made a mistake because he was too busy. Many patients went to hospital to have CT that day. Especially, the patient before Lin was also a female named Lin, who […]Read more…

Taobao to offer beautiful Tao Girls personally delivering Internet goods, Ingenious!

| April 20th, 2012

From QQ:

Recently, Taobao is setting up a delivery/logistics company with their “Tao Girls” (淘女郎) to delivery goods purchased off the Internet.  Currently hiring “Tao girls” all over the country whoever is interested in participating.  Choosing a Tao girl to delivery your purchase will cost ten yuan extra.  According to sources, Taobao had the idea of Tao Girls delivering goods for long time, consumers purchasing goods on Taobao have the option of choosing a Tao Girl in the same city personally […]Read more…

Chinese man becomes popular for imitating English accents

| April 18th, 2012

“Brother English”, by the name of Zhang Xu or Nick (weibo: @nickinthehouse) recently became popular on the Chinese Internet for his funny videos of imitating people of nine countries including India, South Korea, Japan etc. speaking English.  The video went viral and people are especially impressed by his foreign language skills and his ability to mimic accents.

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