The Squid Bomb Is A Real Thing, Apparently

Squid bomb
"Squid bomb" can refer to squid jigs for catching squids, a World War II anti-submarine weapon, or this annoying video featuring Squidward Tentacles. It's never meant to be taken literally, i.e. a bomb inside a squid. Until now. Now it can mean exactly that: a bomb inside a squid.

Now They’re Throwing Dead Ducks, Thousands Of Them, Into The River

Dead rubber duck
As if 16,000 ducking pigs in the river wasn’t enough of a prodigious ducking fact, Danwei tells us more than a thousand dead fucks have now been found in a Chinese river. The front page of the Tianfu Morning News (天府早报) from Sichuan province today reports that on the afternoon of 19 March, more than a thousand dead ducks were... Read more »

At Least 8 Dead As Egg-Sized Hail, Like “Stone Rain,” Pummels Southern China [UPDATE]

Dongguan hail damage
A freak hailstorm swept through southern China last night, hitting Fujian, Hunan and Guangdong provinces, but the place that got it worst was the city of Dongguan, Guangdong, where preliminary reports say at least eight people have died and 136 injured. According to SCMP, "maximum wind speeds were recorded at 49.1 metres a second, and the greatest precipitation of rain was recorded at 40.6mm in Dalingshan."

Chinese Scientist And Suspected Spy Bo Jiang Pulled Off China-Bound Plane Just Prior To Takeoff

Frank Wolf (R-Va.)
The US Justice Department has filed charges against a Chinese researcher it nabbed off a China-bound airplane on Saturday night as it was pulling away from the gate at Dulles International Airport. Bo Jiang, who is suspected of spying, held a one-way ticket and lots of sensitive information, according to CBS News. He will appear for a detention hearing on Thursday.

Passenger Bus Drives Into Ravine In Yunnan, Killing 13

Bus crash
Another bus drove off the road in China, throwing road safety concerns back into headlines. In Baoshan, Yunnan province yesterday at around 4:25 pm, a passenger bus carrying 29 people "plunged into a ravine," according to Xinhua. Judging by the picture, it's amazing that the casualty count didn't exceed 13.

Drunken Man Shocked To Find Passersby Return The 10,000 Yuan He Threw Away

Good Guy Greg finds 10000 rmb on the ground
We’ve seen people behaving poorly upon finding wads of cash floating in the wind. This is the obverse of that type of story. In Shanghai on Saturday morning, a drunken man threw 10,000 yuan ($1,608) into the air at the intersection of Gonghexin and Baode roads, according to Shanghai Daily, reason unknown (repeat: he was drunk).... Read more »

Sky Correspondent Politely Detained Either Because Of Credential Problems Or For Mentioning The 1989 Tiananmen Crackdown

Sky News detained at Tiananmen 1
Sky News correspondent Mark Stone and cameraman Andy Portch were pre-recording a clip on Tiananmen Square on Friday morning for a piece about China's leadership transition when a police officer asked them to stop. "According to a Sky News spokeswoman, police told the pair they were detained because they were not properly displaying their press accreditation badges," according to the Guardian.

Bus Drives Off Bridge On The Yangtze River, Killing At Least 14

Bus crash Yangtze River Hubei
A sleeper coach carrying 22 people, most of them migrant workers, drove off the Jingzhou Yangtze River Bridge on Tuesday evening in Jingzhou, Hubei province, killing at least 14, according to Xinhua. Two passengers remain in critical condition, while the other six suffered a range of injuries but are expected to survive.

Man Arrested For Sexually Enslaving A Minor In Guangdong

Sex slave
A man surnamed Chen, who was wanted for keeping a girl in a dog cage as a sex slave for a week, was arrested in Guiyang, Guangdong province, Southern Metropolis Daily reported Tuesday. Authorities identified the victim as a 17-year-old from Hunan province. Chen, believed to be a 40-something from Shenyang, Liaoning province, met Ms.... Read more »