This is weird and tragic rolled up in one. Watch as, at the 20-second mark, a young boy in red starts galloping alongside an ambulance that also happens to be accelerating. And then watch, at the 24-second mark, as the ambulance judders to a stop.
On thy cold gray stones, O Sea! The tender grace of a day that is dead is not at all what these bystanders on the banks of the Qiantang River were considering when ferocious waters and 30-meter-high waves caused in part by Typhoon Trami swept them off their feet.
We haven't checked in with Jeremy Lin for a while, but it appears he's been busy. Currently in Taiwan, Lin gave an emotional speech at a youth camp recently about his struggles last season in his first full season as a starter. SI.com's Point Forward blog has this excerpt, via a two-hour video on YouTube.
Just when we thought the updates had stopped, the excitement from Bo Xilai's trial fizzled, here's Gu Kailai, wife of Bo Xilai and convicted murderer, sending everyone ABUZZ.
The above video was posted to Sina at 11:55 am and already nearly has 1 million views.
Yesterday, we saw a CGI reenactment of a man in Anyang, Henan province randomly stabbing 15 people on a bus on Tuesday. Today, we have real-life footage from outside, and it's much more harrowing: passengers scramble away, but some turn back around to help out the injured.
This is definitely now a thing. First the high-rise villa in Beijing, then the temple in Shenzhen, and now this: a courtyard atop an office building in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province. An entire siheyuan! Whatever happened to rich Chinese simply investing in art?
A microblogger recently noticed a temple built upon the roof of a housing complex in Shenzhen, AFP reports, because why wouldn't there be a temple there? It seems like Zhang Biqin of Beijing isn't the only person into that sort of thing.
The temple sits on top of a 21-storey apartment. The suspected owners haven't been identified, and media have not been able to get them on the record to ask ,WTF?
Joerg Daiber of Spoon Film has just released the latest in the "Little Big World" series, in which tilt-shift photography is employed to miniaturize familiar sights in the world around us. The result is pretty cool.
Another day, another great rescue by a firefighter in China. On Monday in Tongren, Guizhou province, a woman who had slit her wrist crawled out of a 7th-floor window and threatened to jump. It took a fast-thinking firefighter with an even faster move to save her.
The manhunt in Anyang, Henan province is over. Police have reportedly detained the man wanted for indiscriminately killing three people -- all of them very young -- and injuring a dozen more on a bus yesterday. Reports are the man was recognized while trying to buy a watermelon.
Panagiotis Giannakis, former head coach of the Greek basketball team, arrived in May to begin a four-year contract to lead the Chinese basketball team through the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. As of this writing, however -- following a blowout loss to Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals of the FIBA Asia Championship two weeks ago -- it doesn't look like Giannakis will survive the month.
Landslides caused a section of the Guangzhou-to-Beijing rail to be blocked on Sunday, affecting more than 80,000 passengers, according to the Guangzhou Railway Corporation. Many of them, if the above video is any indication, were stranded at the station, where they spent the night.
A passenger on a bus headed from Huating to Putian in Fujian province last Wednesday held a gun to the driver's head and (reportedly) shouted, "This is a stick up!"
Moments after all the passengers have fled -- starting just before the three-minute mark in the above video -- a firefighter calmly enters the bus by his lonesome, seizes the pistol, and neutralizes the bandit. People then swarm in to complete the capture.
The dude who built this may be a charlatan and asshole who's ignored sensible maintenance requests for four years and is about to get chai'ed, but Zhang Biqin deserves at least a little credit: his "high-rise villa" in Beijing's Haidian district makes for some pretty stunning visuals.
Jiang Wu had quite the night of drinking in Qingdao, Shandong province. He doesn't remember much of it, but it was weird, see, because he woke up in a completely dark container, and couldn't get out.
A shipping container. Bound for Los Angeles.
In Shantou, Guangdong province, security cameras appeared to capture a kidnapping this morning while passersby watched on. Authorities are on the case and there are no further details at the moment -- we don't know, for instance, whether the woman forced into the white van (she's pulled in by a man, who's abetted by a woman wearing pink) knew her kidnappers -- but it's a startling scene. The Youku video description notes that people stood around and watched, but no one took action.
"I'm 90 years old," the young lady in this video begins by saying. "My grandson, @木头宅, is gay. He is very dutiful and sensible. I love him dearly. I hope he finds a good boyfriend and lives a happy life, and I hope that the government supports him."
On the famous Duan (Broken) Bridge near West Lake in Hangzhou, a guy went around asking questions about kisisng (is the upper or lower lip more sensitive?), and then tried to get couples to smooch on camera. The latter, I assure is, is not the weirdest part about this video. Skip ahead to the lip sensitivity test starting at the 2:30 mark.