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Beyond eerie – photographer accidentally captures couples’ suicide leap from bridge

// April 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Bizarre

The Wahuan Yangtze bridge, located in the Hubei province in central China, has been dubbed a “lovers’ leap” after the number of people who commit suicide there each year. In 2013, a photographer standing on a viewing platform was snapping pictures of the bridge, which was shrouded in an eerie fog, when he inadvertently captured […]

WTF? Huge car-vending machine in China – customer inserts coins and out pops a car

// January 24th, 2014 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Cars in the vending machine are housed on robotic-controlled platforms

Can’t say we blame them. With some of the worst pollution and only 10% of the population owning cars, a vending machine that dispenses cheap electric rental cars seems like a no-brainer to us. Wait a minute – a *vending machine* that dispense cars?!?! In Hangzhou, China, citizens walk up to the multi-story Kandi Car […]

Coffin Apartments – underprivileged residents of China forced to live in tiny-sized stacked boxes

// December 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Called “coffin apartments”, they’re Japan’s and China’s solution to cheap housing for the poor and underprivileged citizens. Designed to fit a single bed and not even tall enough to stand up in, these tiny apartments are stacked atop each other to maximize space – and profits. Hidden amid the multi-million dollar high-rise apartments in Tokyo […]

At least 42 dead and hundreds injured during wave of giant hornet attacks in China

// October 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Forty-two people have died and thousands have been injured in a wave of giant hornet attacks in central China. Victims of the bizarre attacks, which began about three months ago, described being chased for hundreds of yards by the creatures and stung as many as 200 times. The giant hornets can grow up to three […]

Forgotten migrant workers live cheaply in bizarre Chinese “shipping container city”

// August 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Soaring property values in China have some Chinese living like hamsters in tall stacks of shipping containers. For less than $80 a month, rural migrants can rent out a stark steel metal container on the outskirts of Shanghai. In 2001, officials tore down a similar container village in Pudong, consisting of over 100 “homes”, because […]

Chinese plane grounded after collision with UFO results in extensive damage to nose-cone

// June 6th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

According to admittedly sketchy and incomplete reports, on the morning of June 4, 2013, a Air China Boeing 757 on route from Chengdu to Guangzhou was flying at an altitude of 26,000 feet when suddenly it was struck by an unknown flying object. The collision occurred 20 minutes after takeoff, soon after the aircraft reached […]

Chinese man carries his home around on his back like a human-snail

// May 23rd, 2013 // No Comments » // News

Looking like someone out of the Flintstones, 38-year-old Liu Lingchao is the human equivalent of a real-life human snail, carrying his 132 pound (60 kilogram) house, made of bamboo poles and plastic sheets, on his back as he travels throughout China. A veritable travelling salesmen, he earns money for food and supplies by collecting plastic […]

These kids in China have to scale a dangerous 195-foot cliff each day in order to get to school

// April 17th, 2013 // No Comments » // News

What are these crazy kids up to now? They are going to school! In China, the youth of Zhangjiawan village in Long Tianping County have 195-foot (60 meter) cliff they have to climb in order to get to school. There is a safer route but it takes three hours to get to school via the […]

Local fisherman finds bizarre translucent “dragon skeleton” in China Sea

// April 3rd, 2013 // No Comments » // News

A fisherman from the Shandong Province in China claims to have discovered a bizarre-looking skeleton in the China Sea last week. Found on March 28, 2013, the skeleton consists of 153-segments and looks something like a translucent dragon. Researchers have noted that the skeleton is 11 ½ feet (3.5 meters) long and appears mammalian and […]

Buddhist monk prays so many times each day – leaves footprints embedded in wooden floor

// January 4th, 2013 // No Comments » // Bizarre

Buddhist monk footprints in floor

70-year-old Hua Chi, from Tongren, China, seems disappointed that his aging body only allows him to pray 1,0000 times each day (only 500 if the weather is cold). In his younger days, his strict daily ritual consisted of 2,000 – 3,000 prayers each day. In fact, Chi has prayed in his Tongren monastery for nearly […]

China’s Kowloon Walled City – the bizarre city of boxes, mazes, and dark alleys

// December 25th, 2012 // No Comments » // Unusual Places (you can visit)

Up until the 1994, there existed, just north of Kowloon Bay, a bizarre city in Hong Kong named Kowloon Walled City. Over time the veritable lawless (and unclaimed by any government) Kowloon Walled City became a curious stack of cheaply constructed boxes through which ran a maze of dark alleys and exposed pipe and wiring […]