Tag Archive for China

China’s floating city is a likely CGI hoax (UPDATE)

On October 13, I posted a link (in Chinese) to our Facebook page (which you might ‘like’) regarding a questionable image of a city in the clouds in Foshan, China. Even though this “mirage” was shown on Chinese television, it’s certainly not impossible that they are giving bad information to the public. Is this an optical illusion, or…

China studying animals as earthquake predictors – Plausible but problematic

It’s an idea rejected by many in the modern seismology world but there may be something to it. Nanjing city in East China’s Jiangsu province has built seven new observation sites from which to make general earthquake predictions, using animals like chickens, pigs and fish to help forecast possible risks. Source: Nanjing mobilizes animals in predicting…

Wi-fi marketing claim in China aimed at people who fear radiation

An obvious case of devious advertising can misinform consumers in a big way. Two Chinese tech firms have clashed over a new wireless router with a special setting for pregnant women. Source: ‘Pregnancy wi-fi’ router causes controversy in China Qihoo 360 unveiled the device, an upgrade to an existing product, which has three settings it…

Did it rain lampreys in Alaska? Not really

When sea creatures appear on your lawn, you might wonder how the heck they got there. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says they are falling from the mouths of gulls. FAIRBANKS—Adult Arctic lampreys have fallen from the sky four times this week in Fairbanks, including at the Value Village parking lot, according to…

How do chickens with eight legs cross the road? Litigiously.

KFC (formerly Kentucky Fried Chicken) has said enough to the parade of crazy rumors about their food and have sought legal satisfaction from Chinese companies that promote hoaxes that damage their finger-lickin’ good reputation. KFC sues Chinese companies for online rumors about its food Restaurant operator KFC said Monday it filed a lawsuit against three companies…

Storms of sand and dust around the world

There have been many stories in the past few days regarding rather frightening dust and sand storms that have kicked up around the world. Here is a roundup. Sandstorms have been sweeping across China’s northern regions. The storms caused disruptions and very poor visibility and air quality. Bejing had their worst storm in years. […] a mighty…

Giant salamander served as dinner at police banquet in China

I guess I just have one question…. Was this really worth it? Chinese police alleged to have eaten endangered giant salamander at banquet. Chinese officials feasting on critically endangered giant salamander turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the southern city of…

People in China pay a hefty sum for a dead wife for their dead bachelor son

Investigation is ongoing after 11 people were arrested for grave robbing to fulfill a very strange Chinese superstitious practice. 11 arrested for tomb-raiding and selling women’s corpses for ‘ghost marriage’ rituals. Police in eastern China have arrested 11 people for their alleged roles in digging up dead women’s bodies which were then sold into ritual…

Astrological discrimination prevalent in China

WHAT!? I am discriminated against? I am an excellent worker! Virgos suffering ‘astrological discrimination’ in China. Those born between August 23 and September 22 are mocked online for being picky, spoiled, and fussy to the point of being obsessive-compulsive. “Virgos are perfectionists, so they’ll often criticise other people,” Felicia Jiang, founder of popular astrology website…

By a knife’s edge

An odd occurrence. How did he NOT know what hit him? Knife falls from sky into Chinese man’s head – Telegraph. Last Thursday morning, 57-year-old Xiao Yunzhi was taking a stroll in his home town of Guangyuan, Sichuan province, when his head started feeling strangely heavy. But it was only when the local tobacconist stared…

Blood-red water flows through Wenzhou

It’s really foreboding when the waters run red like blood. In this modern society, it typically means pollution. Suspicious Blood-red Water Inundates River in Wenzhou. An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning. Local residents say the river was…

UFOs over China and I ain’t too surprised (Russian rocket parts?)

The mystery mongering sites went wild with this one. After UFOs were reported in the sky in China, eight very man-made parts crash to the ground. No injuries were reported. UFO sightings reported in NE China’s Heilongjiang[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn. Three unidentified flying objects were spotted falling from the sky and landing in two places in Heilongjiang…

Aliens eat Jade Rabbit, I suppose

The failure of the Chinese moon rover has been attributed to US intervention or aliens, as reported on state-run media in China. Great. Mystery objects in Chinese sky after claims moon rover “killed by UFO” – Yahoo News UK. When the Chinese moon rover Jade Rabbit broke down after travelling a mere 60 feet across…

Chinese experts plan book to standardize Traditional Chinese Medicine

Cart before the horse? Superstition before science. China to compile guidebook on traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese experts plan to compile a guidebook for clinical application of ready-made traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for treating infectious diseases. The compiling and publishing of the book is aimed at standardizing the use of TCM, which helped Chinese people overcome…

They aren’t flying monkeys but getting pretty close

Many animals have been recruited to use in military applications. China now has a crew of monkeys. It’s just a small step from dispatching birds… They’re fierce, furry and ready to protect China. The People’s Liberation Army revealed Monday that it has trained a small unit of macaque monkeys to protect a northern air force…

Sprouting horns

It’s strange but it’s not unknown or mysterious to have a horn-like growth. Man saws down horn growing from neck. An [sic] man who has lived with a thick horn growing from his neck for over 30 years said his greatest wish is to know what caused it, the Chutian Metropolis Daily reported. Li Zhibing,…