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Chinese woman buries entire life savings only to discover it decomposed underground

Next Shark (by Riley Schatzle):

An elderly Chinese woman from Muyang County wanted to protect her money several years ago so she buried 100,000 yuan ($15,600) underneath her kitchen. When she dug it up recently to pay for her son’s wedding, she was distraught to find out that her entire life’s savings had decomposed, reports South China Morning News.

The woman’s son claimed she sealed the money in plastic wrap and buried it in a metal box, but her measures were not enough as all of the banknotes were completely destroyed. He said:

“This is almost all of my parents’ life savings. They can’t accept what’s happened. So I want to go to banks and see if they have any solution.”

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Although her predicament is unfortunate, most know that there is very little she can do about the ruined banknotes. An expert from The People’s Bank of China told the woman’s son that although there was nothing his bank could do, he was willing to contact other banks to see if they could offer any possible solutions.
The practice of hiding money inside the home to avoid theft was commonplace in China before the rise of the banking industry in the country. Many Chinese citizens, lacking trust in the banking system, still store their money inside their homes today.

Earlier this year, a woman from Shaoshan, Hunan province of China, accidentally lit her and her husband’s stash of 100,000 yuan ($16,100) on fire while it was being stored in the oven.

Chinese woman chugs entire $200 bottle of cognac that was too big for carry-on

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FoodBeast/Next Shark (by Riley Schatzle):

The security staff at Beijing Capital International Airport forced a woman into the ultimate drinking challenge when they refused to let her bring a $200 bottle of cognac onto a plane.

Last Friday a woman surnamed Zhao was on her way to Wenzhou when Beijing airport security stopped her for having a 700mL bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence in her hand luggage, reports the South China Morning Post.

According to China security provisions, however, liquids over 100mL are not permitted in carry-on luggage.

Zhao, 40, decided that a $200 bottle of cognac should not go to waste, so she drank the entire bottle to herself.

When she attempted to board the plane, however, the captain refused to let her on board because she was traveling alone and he was concerned that her condition would be a safety liability once on board.

According to a police officer on the scene, Zhao then began rolling on the floor and screaming uncontrollably.

One of the officers who took Zhao to a convalescence room told the Beijing Times:

“She was so drunk… she couldn’t even stand up herself. We took her to a room in a wheelchair so she could rest.”

Zhao woke up several hours after her flight departed, but she was thankful that the airport security took care of her and contacted her family who picked her up from the airport later in the evening.

How to open an onigiri in only one second

RocketNews 24:

There isn’t enough praise we can give to Japanese convenience stores because they provide exactly what their name suggests, convenience. They stock all sorts of snack foods, expertly pre-prepared meals, and a wide selection of delicious rice balls. Those tasty onigiri are the perfect snack, portable, tasty and with very little waste.

But sometimes you are just so hungry that you need to be eating that onigiri right then and there. You try to quickly open the package, but it all just gets mangled instead. Fear not! RocketNews24 will show you how to open an onigiri in only one second. You won’t want to miss this video after the jump.

For someone who has never eaten an onigiri from the store before, they can be a little confusing to open. The casual diner won’t expect there to be tabs and numbered instructions, so they just sort of start pulling on things until the plastic and rice eventually falls apart in their hands. It doesn’t seem easy at first until someone comes along and points out that the packaging tells you how to open it. After all, in Japan, if it’s not easy to open, you’re probably doing it wrong.

As you can see, the triangular onigiri is opened by a three-step process. You pull the center tab, pull each of the sides out, and then you can start eating. But what if you could turn, “One, two, three, eat,” into, “One, eat”? It might seem impossible, but it’s actually quite easy. Just pull on the sides at the same time you are pulling the center tab. How do you accomplish that exactly? Let us show you.

With the help of your friends, you can be eating convenience store onigiri in one second flat! It’s probably going to take a bit of practice, so go grab a bunch of onigiri, gather some of your friends, and try it out! Just be sure not to waste any of the onigiri, because they are delicious.

▼ Pull the corners starting with 一 (one), 二 (two), and finally 三 (three)

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Woman calls 911 to complain about Chinese food, gets arrested

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Foodbeast (by Peter Pham):

Sounds like subpar Chinese food is reason enough to call 911 these days. Unhappy with her Main Moon Chinese Restaurant experience, Tracey McCloud called the authorities to express her dissatisfaction.

Because the restaurant allegedly took her food and refused to refund her money, McCloud felt she had no other choice than to call the cops. The operator told her she should have called the non-emergency line, which McCloud insisted that she had been directed to 911 from there.

Her claim can easily be checked through phone records to see if she was telling the truth.

Regardless, authorities arrived at the Chinese food place and arrested McCloud for abusing the 911 system. She is being charged with a misdemeanor.

“Dogs Wearing Pantyhose,” a popular new meme in China

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Laughing Squid/Kotaku: 

Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku is reporting that “dogs wearing pantyhose” is a popular new meme in China. He writes that Hong Kong site Sharp Daily has reported that users on the Chinese social network Weiboare uploading gag photos of their dogs wearing panty hose, joking how ‘sexy’ the mutts look.”

According to Chinese site Sina, “bored” people on Weibo started the meme. Apparently, Weibo user Ulatang, who noted that the pets rolled their eyes after getting dressed in pantyhose, uploaded the first “dogs wearing pantyhose” pic (above). That image has been commented on over 16,000 times in China.

 

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Trending in Japan: Using real rabbits as your smartphone case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Kotaku: 

Earlier this month, a Twitter user in Japan uploaded a photo of a “bunny smartphone case.” The image was retweeted over 37,000 times and, of course, has spawned a meme. Of course!

Here is the pic that started it all.

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But hey, these are real animals. And they have feelings. They’re not smartphone cases. Though, maybe their ears help with the phone’s reception? (No! No, they don’t!)

It goes without saying that people aren’t actually using rabbits as real smartphone cases—like, carrying them around and whatnot. For better or worse, these are photo-ops.

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And yes, other Japanese Twitter users followed suit.

As website News Gamme reports, the meme appears to have caught on in China, where people are uploading their photos to the country’s micro-blogging service, Weibo.

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

Don't Use Real Rabbits as Your Smartphone Case

But in Japan, the trend doesn’t appear to have stopped at bunnies. There are cat smartphone cases, too, it seems.

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