A Chinese man detonated a package of black powder he was holding at the Beijing airport Saturday in protest of having been allegedly beaten into a coma by urban militia in Dongguan in 2005. He claims to have been partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair ever since. No one else was hurt.
An unnamed woman in eastern China’s Anhui Province, not far from Shanghai, decided, unwisely it turns out, to try a new shortcut through a narrow gap between buildings in which she became stuck for seven hours because residents mistook her cries for those of a ghost — really.
A woman learning to park the family car on June 18, 2013, crushed her husband and killed herself, all in front of the couple’s horrified daughter, 6, who was in the car.
A group of delivery men in China heard a toddler cry out from an apartment window, on June 20, 2013, only to see tiny feet dangling out the fifth-story window. The child was soon dangling from the window and moments later, screaming, let go. A nearby security feed shows the men group together and catch her.
In China, a person can be sentenced to death for crimes ranging from theft, to drug offenses, to murder. In a show that aired weekly on the Henan Legal Channel for six years, host Ding Yu conducted interviews with condemned criminals preparing to be executed for murder. Below is a segment from BBC’s This World focusing on the Chinese show, titled simply Interviews Before Execution.
On May 29, 2013, the Chinese press reported the rescue of a 6-pound, 2.8-ounce newborn boy with placenta still attached that had become stuck in a sewer pipe. Apart from having a low heart rate and some minor abrasions, the boy, now named Baby No. 59 for the incubator that houses him, is doing well. The case is being investigated as a possible attempted homicide.
A devoted fatherin Wenzhou, China, jumped out of the the car very he was driving to save his daughter, 4, who had fallen out and lay in the middle of a busy intersection.
A man nearly died after putting an eel up his butt as he had seen in a porn flick, which apparently had no disclaimer, like: This sex act is being performed by an experienced sex stunt professional; please do not attempt at home. If only this were an isolated event.
In this quick clip, a mugger is seen attempting to snatch a purse from a reportedly pregnant woman. A vendor on the busy Chinese street jumps to the woman’s defense, tackles the would-be robber and holds him down.
A woman passing through airport security was found with a bottle of liquid that was too large to allow on the plane. As they routinely do these days, security informed her that she had to discard the liquid or drink it. She drank it, but she would not swallow it.