Posts tagged "china"

China Says Bras Can Help You Cheat?

Things I wish I knew in high school: my bra was a clandestine cheating machine. I wore those AAs every single day, but somehow its stealthy secrets eluded my wide-eyed naivety.

Alas, “education chiefs” (not sure exactly what those are) in northeast China have outsmarted adolescent girls yet again. They’re nipping our deceitful way…

By: Alyson Penn / June 9, 2013

Beijing Police Suggest Women Avoid Miniskirts To Prevent Sexual Harassment

The story is always the same: officials find it too hard to tell men to control themselves and not sexually harass women, so they place the responsibility and blame on women instead.

In this instance, Chinese police have asked women to refrain from wearing revealing clothing on buses or subways. According to China Daily ,“Wome…

By: Mary Odell / June 6, 2013

Chinese Zookeepers Dress As Animals In Simulated Zoo Escape

How do you beat a panda or rhinoceros at its own game? If you’re zookeepers at the Taiyuan Zoo in China’s Shanxi Province, you dress up in furry costumes and pretend to be zoo creatures. Keepers at Taiyuan participated in a drill where one staff member portrayed an escaped bear. (Think: More furry sex party,…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 25, 2013

Dogs In Pantyhose Is Something A Cat Would Never Stand For

When I think about what might happen if I tried to put a pair of support hose on Colonel Mustard, well, it would not end well. Apparently putting pantyhose on dogs is something of a mini-trend in China. Sorry dogs of China, but these photos manage to meet at the crossroads of hilarious and weird…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 7, 2013

Chinese Woman Stages Her Own Funeral While Alive So She Could “Enjoy It”

A lot of people are curious about what it might be like at their own funeral. Who’d show up? What would they say? Would there be fondue at the wake? Important questions that most of us will never be able to answer. Except for Chinese student Zeng Jia, who staged her own friggin’ funeral while…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 3, 2013

Can We Please Just Let Dogs Be Dogs?

Jessica sent me a link to an article about a trend in China where people dye their dog’s fur to look like another animal, probably thinking I would find it cute. But I don’t and let me tell you why. Okay, sure, I’ll start off by acknowledging that there is obviously something cute about a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2013

This Is What A 40-Square-Foot Apartment Looks Like

Next time you’re feeling like your 500-square-foot studio is unbearably cramped, take a look at this photo of a “cubicle apartment” in Hong Kong. The Society for Community Organization took overhead photos of these miniscule living spaces to draw attention to the fact that over 100,000 people currently live in these tiny apartments, which are…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 21, 2013

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? Oh, and her 2006 bid…

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…

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 officials forced her…

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