It’s questionable whether one can ever really know why a monkey would do such a thing, but it is probably relevant that despite zoo keepers feeding the monkeys three times daily, people often break the rules and bring food for them anyway. That being said, what happened next may not be a total surprise.
Police in Linfen, Shanxi Province, China, are offering a 100,000 yuan ($16,335) reward for information leading to a female suspect who police say gouged out a six-year-old boys eyes, blinding him permanently. They have yet to find a motive in this disturbing case.
Everyone in Dafeng, China, in the eastern province of Jiangsu has a non-stop case of the “willies” after over 1.5 million cockroaches were released from a breading facility into the surrounding area. Officials from the department of disease control are still trying to figure out how to kill them all.
Self-proclaimed “ghostbuster” Huang Jianjun of Guangzhou in China’s Guangdong Province, was arrested after allegedly performing an exorcism on a young woman’s vagina with his penis. The purported exorcism doesn’t seem to have gone so well for either of them.
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.