1. Weird

    Seems Reasonable: Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Reportedly Sold for $2 Million in China

    Tibetan mastiffs are like the fluffy versions of fierce lions. Except, of course, that they're more desirable to have as a pet than actual lions because they probably won't kill you. So how high a price would you go to have this ferocious but adorable companion as a pet? $2 million maybe? that seems fair, right?

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  2. Tech

    Chinese Social Scientist Says Internet Hipster-Geek Slang Will Destabilize Their Society

    If you've used the Internet to engage with other human beings, you may have noticed that it's developed its own language, because reasons. In the tradition of older generations telling younger ones they're ruining everything, the vice president of a Chinese Academy of Social Science says one Internet term will unbalance their society.

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  3. Weird

    China’s Great Wall Is Now Graffiti Friendly

    Do you have revolutionary political views (GIVE PEACE A CHANCE) or a budding relationship you want to commemorate for all time? New graffiti sections on the Great Wall of China now allow you to immortalize your genius for as long as the monument may stand. No pressure.

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  4. Weird

    Guy Reserved Every Other Seat in a Movie Theater So Couples Couldn’t Sit Together on Valentine’s Day

    What's one to do in the face of a post-breakup Valentine's Day? Forgoing the popular "play video games alone and drink" approach, a man in Shanghai decided to reserve every other seat at a screening of Beijing Love Story so that snuggling couples wouldn't rub romance in his face... at a movie called Beijing Love Story.

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  5. Space

    China’s Yutu “Jade Rabbit” Rover Didn’t Go Quietly Into the (Lunar) Night! [Updating]

    We've been concerned about China's lunar rover ever since it experienced a malfunction late last month and was unable to fold up its solar panels during the cold, two week-long lunar night. After the heartfelt farewell it (kind of) left on China's Weibo social media service, it's been out of contact, but today it was officially out of commission.

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  6. Tech

    This New Printer Uses Water Instead Of Ink And We Would Like One Immediately Please

    Printer cartridges are both ridiculously expensive and harmful to the environment, making them terrible on many different levels; but still, not everyone likes to read on a screen. To solve this dilemma, Chinese scientists have developed a new type of ink for your printer - ink that isn't actually ink at all. It's water.

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  7. Space

    Chinese Lunar Rover Stalling, Might Die Alone on the Moon

    Bad news for people who like space robots: China's first lunar rover, Yutu or "Jade Rabbit," experienced some kind of malfunction on Saturday and hasn't yet recovered. In fact, it's very likely that it will freeze over sometime in the next two weeks, thus ending its three month mission tragically early. We're very sad, guys.

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  8. Science

    China Is Cloning All The “Cute Species,” Which Is Much Scarier Than It Sounds

    If you thought it would be years before "clone factories" existed outside of Star Wars prequels, you were wrong. A recent BBC report proves that industrial cloning is no longer just science fiction and that it's about as scary as you would expect-especially if you're a pig or something else adorable.

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  9. Entertainment

    5 Geek References China and Japan Can Call Each Other Besides “Voldemort”

    Politics made Potter! Chinese and Japanese ambassadors have been showing their Harry Potter knowledge in a recent dispute, and we applaud them for putting international relations on our level. As a thank you, we've come up with more analogies (similes, too!) that politicians can choose from they next time they need to reference pure evil.

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  10. Space

    China Landed An Unmanned Spacecraft On The Moon, Which Is Pretty Cool

    For the first time in almost forty years, an unmanned spacecraft has landed on the moon. This time, it is the Chinese behind the soft-landing, settling their Chang'e 3 probe onto lunar soil alongside similar landers from the US and Soviet Union.

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  11. Entertainment

    Movie Theater Uses Photoshop Instead of Real Thor 2 Poster Because the World Is a Magical Place

    Imagine it: you are going to see Thor 2: The Dark World at the Shanghai Bona Insun International Cineplex. No doubt you're probably excited to watch all your favorite Norse gods battle it out a second time. And then you turn the corner and see -- this. Could it get any better? No, it can't.

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  12. Gaming

    Your PS4 is Probably Being Built by College Interns at Foxconn

    Foxconn has enlisted the help of engineering students at the Xi'an Institute of Technology in China to keep up with PS4 production demand. In this instance, enlisted means they're basically being blackmailed with their college degrees. It's OK, greatness awaits!

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  13. Weird

    Snake Bites Woman 3 Months After She Bottled It in Wine

    A woman in northern China surnamed Liu was attacked by a snake. Why am I telling you this? Because that snake had been soaking in a closed wine bottle for three months before it struck Liu. She had been making snake wine, which I guess is a thing, and when she went to add more alcohol the snake made its move. This is not the first of these attacks.

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  14. Weird

    Chinese Zoo Tries to Pass Off Dogs as Lions, Leopards, Timberwolves

    Weekend at Bernie's: silly movie, not a challenge in outlandishness. Seems pretty obvious. Yet one zoo didn't seem to think so. They decided to just tell everyone that a dog was a lion, because no one could figure it out unless it started barking or something, because people are stupid. So, insightful readers: three guesses what happened next.

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  15. Weird

    Man Tries to Sneak Pet Turtle on Plane Inside KFC Hamburger

    A Chinese man was stopped while boarding his flight at China's Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport earlier this week after officials noted an irregularity in his luggage -- a sandwich containing a suspicious lump. Further inspection showed the lump to be living -- a pet turtle the man was trying to smuggle onboard inside a hamburger.

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