Human punching bags meet timid response (Qilu
A company in Shandong Province offer female customers a chance to vent
their anger by beating “human sandbags” - flesh-and-blood
men who act as punching bags.
Yet customers have turned a cold shoulder to the business, which has been
open for three months. The majority of women calling the company to inquire
about the business expressed that the service seemed too violent for them.
Students turn to Internet for homework help (Shanghai
Many students are seeking the correct answers to their summer vacation
assignments via the internet. On baidu.com.cn there are 1000-plus messages
entitled “The answer for summer vacation assignment.” Some
students even offered to pay for answers.
According to educational psychologists, if the students merely copy answers
from a website, then such a website needs to be blocked. But if they are
discussing how to solve a certain questions or seeking background information
for their essays, then parents and tachers should encourage them.
Daughter goes mad about chocolate (Southern Metropolis News)
A 12-year-old girl suddenly screamed and bit her own hands when her mother
refused to give her chocolate in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport,
attracting many curious passengers. The mother had to explain to airport
stuff and many viewers that her daughter contracted intermittent mania
and would become ill after her request was refused.
The mother had originally refused to provide any chocolate because of
her daughter’s allergic skin. But to calm her down she had to buy
some chocolates from a nearby duty free store.
Macao: Move over, Vegas (chinanews.com)
Macao is expected to replace the United State’s Las Vegas as the
biggest casino spot in the world by year’s end.
macao earned more than US$ 3,1 bn from its gambling industry in the first
half of the year 2006, compared with the US$ 3,3 bn Las Vegas earned during
the same period last year, statistics from Macao’s Gaming Inspection
and Co-ordination Bureau revealed.
And at least six new casinos will be put into service in Macao, bringing
more than 2000 gambling tables in the next 21 months and helping push
the region ahead of Las Vegas.
More than 18,7 million people visited Macao’s casinos last year.
Husband hires wife as housekeeper (Changchun Evening News)
A young wife from Changchun of Jilin Province signed an agreement with
her husband on housekeeping in which she quit her job to be a full-time
housewife and was paid 1500 Yuan each month by her husband as her salary.
She can also get bonuses from her husband for good work. In this way she
believed she can spend more time taking care of her 2-year-old baby while
maintaining her economic status in the family.
Mother persuades student to return ill-gotten funds (xinhuanet.com)
A mother successfully persuaded her son, a college student in Wuhan of
Hubei Province, who withdrew 2000 Yuan from a bank using a stranger’s
banknote, to return the money to its owner.
The 22 years ols Xiao Liang had gone to a bank near his college to withdraw
money and saw another card still in the ATM. He withdrew money from the
card belonging to the woman that had queued ahead of him.
After he went home, his mother saw his anxiety and inquired him what happened.
Xiao Liang told the truth. Under his mother’s instruction, he called
local media the next day for help in finding the card’s owner.
Sly police nab elderly tricycle thieves (xinhuanet.com)
Police caught two 60-year-old women trying to steal a tricycle in Zhengzhou
of henna province. The two women got off the tricycle they rode and lingered
by another tricycle parking in front of a shop.
Their behaviour aroused attention from three policemen in a nearby office.
Two of the policemen pretended to lock the door and leave, while another
remained in the office watching the two women.
Seeing the policemen leave, the women chopped the chain that locked the
tricycle and one of them tried to ride it away while another rode off
on their original tricycle. The policemen inside the office immediately
called his colleagues, who had hidden themselves nearby.
The two women were being held at the police office for further investigation.
Student girl gets surgery as college gift (Chongqing Business News)
A high school girl from Chongqing was overjoyed when her parents allowed
her to have plastic surgery as a special gift for her college enrolment.
One of her dreams is to receive a double eyelid through surgery. but she
dared not discuss the idea with her parents because of their conservative
views on the matter.
Seeding her enrolment notification, the parents said that they would pay
for her to have the surgery as a way to raise her self-confidence.