Posts tagged "china"

Of Course China Devised The Scariest Beauty Treatment Of All Time

Sometime around the beginning of everything ever, humanity started drafting its long-running list of dangerous, idiotic things done in the name of youth and beauty. In ancient Greece, where blond hair was valued above all, women lightened their tresses with arsenic … which later became a popular ingredient for face powder. Venetian cerise, a skin-whitening…
By: Rachel Krause / February 20, 2013

Meet Diana Pang, The Chinese Porn Star Who Is Now In Politics

Dick pics on Twitter or love children, might force resignation for some politicians, but for others, a scandalous sexual history is just a way to make a name for yourself before entering the political arena. Remember porn star Mary Carey's run for Governor of California in the 2003 recall election?
By: Sarah Gray / February 6, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Outsourced His Job To China So He Could Watch Cat Videos

Dear Amazing Outsourcer, Most of us are guilty of loafing off on the job a couple times a day. But you, Anonymous Job Outsourcer, decided to game the system by not doing your job all together. Instead, you outsourced your tech job to a man in China, who duly toiled away while you spent the…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 16, 2013

Watch A Shark Tank Burst Inside A Chinese Shopping Mall

New Thing To Be Afraid Of: an aquarium filled with sharks burst inside a shopping mall in Shanghai, China, injuring 16 people and God knows how many sharks, fish and turtles. This is so scary. [HyperVocal] "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy and his husband David Miller welcomed a son named Logan on Christmas Eve.
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 27, 2012

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Wore His Entire Wardrobe To The Airport

Dear Resourceful Baggage Guy, I love a man who finds innovative solutions to life's annoying problems. And your solution to astronomical airline baggage fees was particularly smart: Rather than carry luggage, you wore yours, somehow managing to don more than 70 items of clothing in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
By: Julie Gerstein / December 19, 2012

If Your Boyfriend Hasn’t Shipped Himself Through The Mail To You, It’s Like He Doesn’t Even Love You

Chinese dude and definite Stevie Wonder fan Hu Seng wanted to show his girlfriend how much he loved her, so he mailed himself to her. The only problem? Hu Seng's "package" got lost by the courier service he hired to deliver him, and he ended up spending way too long in his self-addressed cardboard box.
By: Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2012

Want To Avoid A Summer Tan? Try A Face-kini!

In America's tanning-obsessed culture, where we spend millions of dollars and hours a year trying to bake (or fake) our way to the perfect golden hue, it's difficult to fathom the fact that in some cultures, people go to great lengths to stay pale. In China, for example, a tan is associated with outdoor labor…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 22, 2012

For Chinese Adoptees Living In The U.S., Life Is “Somewhere Between”

In the 1970s, China adopted a "one-child policy," which strongly encouraged (translation: forced) families to limit the number of kids they had in order to help control China's growing population. Families that failed to abide by the policy faced fines and levees on their incomes. Officially, claim Chinese authorities, the policy resulted in 250 millio…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 21, 2012

New Life Goal: Take A Leisurely Nap At IKEA

If you've ever been to IKEA, you've probably wandered into one of the elaborately staged bedrooms or living rooms, plopped down on a bed or couch and pretended--if just for a moment--that you lived there. In China, IKEA customers are taking this idea to a whole new level: they kick off their shoes, tuck themselve…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 13, 2012

Theme Park Gives Discount To Women In Miniskirts

A theme park in Guilin, China is giving a discount to women if they wear a skirt shorter than 38 centimeters. Merryland Resort's Love Miniskirts discount runs for the next two months and is the sixth year it has thrown the event. "The stipulation aims to encourage female visitors to showcase their beauty in summer,"  the…
By: Daley Quinn / July 21, 2012

China Issues Payout To Forced Abortion Woman

Last month, those of us concerned with reproductive rights were aghast at the story of Feng Jianmei, a 22-year-old Chinese woman who was forced to have an abortion. She and her husband, who have a five-year-old daughter, could not afford the $6,300 fine for violating the country's one-child policy, so family planning official…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2012

Sexy Chinese School Teaches Mandarin Via Bikini Clad Profs

SexyMandarin.com — a "sexy" Mandarin language school with teachers wearing bikinis —  supposedly helps foreigners learn the Chinese tongue. Because we all know how focused and attentive men are while staring at scantily clad women. [Telegraph UK] Meet Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for the House of Representatives in Arizona. If she wins,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2012

Bad Ideas: There Is A Chinese Sunglasses Company Called Helen Keller

Look, I can't even pretend like I can read Mandarin or Cantonese. All I know is that I was scanning a story on the English-language website China Daily and there was an ad for a company called Helen Keller on the bottom, so of course I clicked on it. Helen Keller, it seems, is a…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 6, 2012

“Virgin Boy Eggs”: The Nastiest Chinese Snack You Won’t Be Eating

I hope that we're being "Punk'd." If not, then there are people in China who boil chicken eggs in the urine of little boys. And. Then. Eat. Them. I'm not quite sure I agree with Buzzfeed's headline that "virgin boy eggs," as they are called, are a "popular" snack in China, as this is the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2012

Man Proposes With Dress Made Of 9,999 Roses

Sure that dress looks great today, but tomorrow that dress is going to wilt. [Buzzfeed]…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 16, 2012

Fake Pregnancy Bellies Popular In China, Online Sales Increasing, Report Says

Fake pregnancy bellies have become the latest hot-ticket item in the Chinese online market, according to a report by Ecns.cn. The products are made of skin-colored silica gel, which give the bellies realistic texture and appearance. Retailing for between 500 and 1600 yuan ($79 to $252), the bellies are available several sizes depicting…
By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 10, 2011

Versace For H&M Inspires Fights In China

People, people, people. I know we all love a good deal, but is it really necessary to engage in physical fights with one another over H&M designer collaborations? That's exactly what happened at one H&M location in China on the release of the new Versace for H&M collection. Chinese shoppers began lining up yesterday afternoo…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 17, 2011

Chinese Senior Citizens Love Them Some Lady Gaga

What's the recipe for musical magic? Take a gaggle of young flutists in future-wear, along with hundreds of Chinese senior citizens in Tommy Bahama cruise wear, and a disco/muzac version of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," and you've got one of the best videos of all time. We'd say we wish we understood what was going…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 13, 2011

Pandas As Pets: China Grants Yanni, Of All People, Permission To Adopt

Stop the presses: Yanni adopted a female baby panda this weekend from the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Base in China, which he named Santorini. First of all: SQUEEEE. Second of all: Santorini? Third of all: What? I can't pick which part of this news is more absurd: China permitted a rare individual to adopt a baby…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 12, 2011

How Do We Feel About Cows Producing Human Breast Milk?

I, too, await the cyborg overlords who will colonize the Earth, imprison us all, and incubate alien babies in our fertile wombs. But what I cannot wrap my head around? China claims to have genetically modified cows to produce human breast milk. Yes, a "moo moo moo" cow producing milk for a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 7, 2011