2008年5月30日 星期五

Man squirts milk from eyes 大陸男子眼睛能噴出牛奶

A Chinese man has stunned onlookers by demonstrating his ability to squirt milk out if his eyes.

Zhang Yinming drank milk through his nose and then squirted it up to two metres with his eyes.

Zhang, from Shandong province, showed off his unusual skills in Nanjing city, the capital of Jiangsu Province.

He also used his ears to blow up two balloons at the same time, reports the People's Daily.

Amazed onlookers say they would never believed it without seeing it with their own eyes. (People’s Daily)

2008年5月28日 星期三

Woman married Berlin Wall 女子嫁給柏林圍牆

A Swedish woman with a fetish for inanimate objects has revealed she's been married to the Berlin Wall for 29 years.

Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer, 54, whose surname means Berlin Wall in German, wed the concrete structure in 1979, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Mrs Berliner-Mauer, who has been diagnosed with a condition called Objectum-Sexuality, claimed she fell in love with the wall when she first saw it on TV as a child.

She began collecting "his" pictures and saving up for visits. On her sixth trip in 1979 they tied the knot before a handful of guests.

While she remains a virgin with humans, she insists she had a full, loving relationship with the wall.

Mrs Berliner-Mauer, who lives in Liden, northern Sweden, said: "I find long, slim things with horizontal lines very sexy.

"The Great Wall of China's attractive, but he's too thick - my husband is sexier."

While the rest of mankind rejoiced when the Berlin Wall was largely torn down in 1989, its "wife" was horrified.

She's never been back and now has only model to remind her of "his" former glory.

Mrs Berliner-Mauer, who has shifted her affections to a nearby garden fence, said: "What they did was awful. They mutilated my husband." (Daily Telegraph)

2008年5月26日 星期一

Woman strips in anger at wolf whistles 女子脫光衣服讓對她吹口哨的臭男人「好看」

A woman who felt harassed when road workers whistled at her stripped naked in response, police said.

Workmen in the small northern farming town of Kerikeri, New Zealand, were repairing the main street when the young woman, an Israeli tourist, took offence at their attention.

She calmly stripped bare to use an ATM - bringing an abrupt halt to both the whistles and the road work - then put her clothes back on and walked away.

Sgt. Peter Masters said the woman told police she didn't take kindly to the men's wolf-whistles.

"She said she had thought '... I'll show them what I've got,' " as the men whistled at her, he said.

"She gave the explanation that she had been ... pestered by New Zealand men. She's not an unattractive-looking lady," he said.

Police treated the incident "as a one-off."

"She was taken back to the police station and spoken to and told that was inappropriate (behaviour) in New Zealand," he added.

The woman was due to leave New Zealand later today. (Metro.co.uk)

2008年5月23日 星期五

Acrobatic dog steals show 特技狗大出風頭

A Chinese dog has performed a breathtaking high wire stunt in front of thousands of spectators.

The two-year-old Tibetan mastiff (西藏獒犬) called Hu Hu (Tiger) performed the stunt at a special event to showcase dog tricks in Chongqing city.

They watched as he climbed to the top of a four metre platform and balanced along two thin steel wires.

Spectators held their breath and occasionally called out "slow down, slow down" to Hu Hu.

He paused occasionally before completing the 10 metre walk to the other end.

The dog's owner, Mr. He, says Hu Hu was a gift from a friend. He trained Hu Hu for more than a year to walk across wires, reports Chongqing Business News. (Chongqing Business News)

2008年5月21日 星期三

Lost parrot tells veterinarian his address 走失的鸚鵡告訴獸醫牠的地址

When Yosuke the parrot flew out of his cage and got lost, he did exactly what he had been taught - recite his name and address to a stranger willing to help.

Police rescued the African grey parrot two weeks ago from a neighbor's roof in the city of Nagareyama, near Tokyo. After spending a night at the station, he was transferred to a nearby veterinary hospital while police searched for clues, local policeman Shinjiro Uemura said.

He kept mum with the cops, but began chatting after a few days with the vet.

"I'm Mr. Yosuke Nakamura," the bird told the veterinarian, according to Uemura. The parrot also provided his full home address, down to the street number, and even entertained the hospital staff by singing songs.

"We checked the address, and what do you know, a Nakamura family really lived there. So we told them we've found Yosuke," Uemura said.

The Nakamura family told police they had been teaching the bird its name and address for about two years.

But Yosuke apparently wasn't keen on opening up to police officials.

"I tried to be friendly and talked to him, but he completely ignored me," Uemura said. (AP)

2008年5月20日 星期二

Hello Kitty becomes Japanese tourism ambassador 凱蒂貓成為日本觀光大使

Cult cartoon character Hello Kitty has been named a goodwill tourism ambassador for Japan.

It is the first time a cartoon character has taken on the normally human role.

The feline character has become a global phenomenon, with more than 50,000 different products on sale in 60 countries.

The cat is one of mascot-obsessed Japan's biggest hits as a toy character - is often seen on lunch boxes, jewellery and many other accessories.

She will be used to promote Japan in China and Hong Kong.

Japan's national tourism ministry made the announcement at a press conference today.

The ministry, which has so far appointed 11 people as goodwill tourism ambassadors, said the global icon was "qualified" for the job due to its popularity among Chinese people.

Shintaro Tsuji, president of Sanrio Co, the company which created the toy cat, called Hello Kitty's new appointment "an honour" and pledged the feline would "work hard to attract many visitors."

The new role for Hello Kitty is part of the Japanese government's Visit Japan Campaign, which aims to attract 10 million tourists a year.

A Hello Kitty blog will start around late June on the Chinese language page of the campaign website to introduce tourist attractions in Japan, including historic and popular sites, Kyodo said.

In March, the foreign ministry appointed another cartoon cat, robo-cat Doraemon, as a charm ambassador in a bid to promote the nation's culture and win the hearts of future world leaders. (AP/Metro.co.uk)

2008年5月16日 星期五

Butt bra 臀罩

A US psychologist has patented a bra for the bum which she claims restores pertness to sagging buttocks.

Featuring straps worn around the waist and under the buttocks, the garment claims to instantly shape and add tone to the behind.

Creator Karin Hart came up with the buttock-clenching idea after noticing her own bottom wasn't as pert as it used to be.

"The Biniki buttocks support idea came to me at a moment of personal need," she says. "One look in the mirror after some rapid weight loss showed me the unhappy truth, my bottom was sagging."

Dr Hart set about developing designs for a wearable item that would do the same job as a surgical bottom lift.

"Trying to find a design led me to buy some self-adhesive tape," Dr Hart explains. "Then working with a mirror and adjusting the tape into several configurations I found one that resulted in just the right support in the right places."

She patented her invention and now sells what she has dubbed the "butt bra" through her US-based company for about £15.

There's also a £20 version for men, the Maniki, and a Throng, a £15 thong which claims the same uplifting effect. (roundup)

2008年5月14日 星期三

Cow 1, Car 0 牛與車對撞 車毀牛無傷

A cow was left unhurt in Switzerland after a head-on collision with a car which left the vehicle destroyed.

The animal rolled on to the bonnet of the car and was catapulted over the roof but then immediately got to its feet.

Felix Reimann said the car had been completely destroyed and he was left with cuts and bruises after the accident on a country road in Unterschlatt.

But a vet called out after the accident that examined the cow said it was completely unharmed, and took it back to its owner.

Reimann said: "The cow went onto the bonnet, bounced off it and over the roof back onto the road.

"I couldn't believe it when I saw it just standing there and looking at me afterwards. I thought it should have been dead. Instead it just mooed at me." (Ananova.com)

2008年5月13日 星期二

Bride sits exam in wedding dress 新娘穿婚紗參加考試

A Chinese bride wore her wedding dress to sit an exam after it was scheduled for her big day.

Luo Yingchao, a teacher, had to sit the compulsory test organised by the city education bureau, reports the Yangcheng Evening Post.

But she and her fiance Chu Moayang had long since booked their wedding for the same day - and all of their guests had been invited.

They decided to go ahead with the wedding - but switched the venue to her school in Zhengzhou city and the time to just after the test finished.

"It was unexpected for the city education bureau to organise a compulsory test for picking out elite teachers on the same day," Yingchao said.

After the two-hour test, Luo and her fiancé held a brief ceremony in the school. They received good wishes from those sitting the test, as well as their guests. (Yangcheng Evening Post)

2008年5月12日 星期一

Woman pregnant with 18th child 美婦女懷第18個小孩

In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Michelle Duggar, left, is surrounded by her children and husband Jim Bob, third from right after the birth of her 17th child in Rogers, Ark. The Duggars announced on Friday, May 9, 2008 that they are expecting their 18th child.

It's a happy Mother's Day for an Arkansas woman — she's pregnant with her 18th child. Michelle Duggar, 41, is due on New Year's Day, and the latest addition will join seven sisters and 10 brothers. There are two sets of twins.

"We've had three in January, three in December. Those two months are a busy time for us," she said, laughing.

The Duggars' oldest child, Josh, is 20, and the youngest, Jennifer, is nine months old.

The fast-growing family lives in Tontitown in northwest Arkansas in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children — whose names start with the letter J — are home-schooled.

Duggar has been been pregnant for more than 11 years of her life, and the family is in the process of filming another series for Discovery Health.

The new show looks at life inside the Duggar home, where chores — or "jurisdictions" — are assigned to each child. One episode of the new show involves a "jurisdiction swap," where the boys do chores traditionally assigned to the girls, and vice versa, Duggar said.

"The girls swapped jurisdictions, changing tires, working in the garages, mowing the grass," she said. "The boys got to cook supper from start to finish, clean the bathrooms," among other chores.

Duggar said she's six weeks along and the pregnancy is going well. She and her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, said they'll keep having children as long as God wills it.

"The success in a family is first off, a love for God, and secondly, treating each other like you want to be treated," Jim Bob Duggar said. "Our goal is for each one of our children to be best friends, and everybody working together to serve each other makes that happen."

The other Duggar children, in between Joshua and Jennifer, are Jana, 18; John-David, 18; Jill, 16; Jessa, 15; Jinger, 14; Joseph, 13; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 9; Jedidiah, 9; Jason, 7; James, 6; Justin, 5; Jackson, 3; and Johannah, 2. (AP)

2008年5月9日 星期五

Dad's 71-day trek to see son in prison 老父走71天到監獄探視兒子

A 72-year-old Chinese man walked more than 600 miles to visit his son in prison.

The man walked for 71 days from his hometown at Taihe town, Anhui province, to the prison at Lianping town, Guangdong province.

The pensioner, whose name was not disclosed by the Southern Daily, had planned to take the train but had his savings stolen shortly after leaving home.

The father, who walks with a stick, says he begged all the way, and sometimes ate rotten food from bins during his two month journey.

"I didn't see him for two years. I am here to visit him and tell him not to worry about me and transform himself for good, while in prison," he said.

Prison wardens were so touched by his story that they even bent the rules to allow him to see his son.

"We usually need the visitor to show us his ID card, but his was stolen along with the money," said warden Liu Guanghui.

The son, Xie Fei, revealed that his father is actually his adoptive father, as his real parents died when he was ten.

"He adopted me and loves me very much, but I have nothing to repay all this," said Xie.

His father made the return journey home in much less time - after wardens clubbed together to buy him a train ticket. (Southern Daily)

2008年5月7日 星期三

Girl, 3, drove car 三歲女娃開車上街

Police in Bulgaria are investigating after a three year old girl "drove" her dad's car half a mile through a busy market.

Karolina Gjursel climbed into the driving seat of his automatic when her 27-year-old dad Gjunai got out at a street market in the town of Beli Lom in east Bulgaria and left his keys in the car.

His daughter turned on the engine, pressed her foot on the accelerator and drove off with her four and six-year-old cousins also in the car.

She went half a mile before ploughing into a river where the three kids were hauled out unhurt by passers-by who saw what had happened. No one else was hurt in the incident.

A police spokesman said: "It was completely irresponsible for a parent to leave children in a car with the keys in the ignition and it is a cause for concern that such a young child appeared to know not only how to start a car but to somehow drive it." (Ananova.com)

2008年5月6日 星期二

Illinois man designs beer can coffin 伊利諾男子設計啤酒罐棺材

Bill Bramanti's favorite beer is Pabst Blue Ribbon. He loves it.
Really loves it.

So much so that he's already had his coffin specially made, and it's designed to look like a can of the trendy brew. Bramanti isn't sick, so he doesn't plan on needing it just yet. For now he plans to use it as a cooler.

At 5-feet-9 inches tall and weighing 280 pounds, Bramanti has tried it out though.

"I actually fit, because I got in here," Bramanti, 67, of South Chicago Heights said. He threw a party Saturday for friends, featuring his coffin filled with ice and, what else, Pabst Blue Ribbon.

"Why put such a great novelty piece up on a shelf in storage when you could use it only the way Bill Bramanti would use it?" Bramanti's daughter, Cathy Bramanti, 42, said.

Bramanti ordered the casket from Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home in Chicago Heights and Scott Sign Co. of Chicago Heights designed the beer can.

The silver coffin is designed with red, white and blue, just like a Pabst can. (USA Today)

2008年5月5日 星期一

World's biggest portrait 世界最大的畫像

A Chinese company is printing what is believed to be the world's biggest photograph for Mother's Day.

The Chongqing city-based firm says the portrait of a mum's smiling face will be bigger than a football pitch at 9,000 sq metres.

The project is costing more than £70,000 - and it took three months to find the right woman to pose for the photo.

Director Mr Li, who has already lodged a bid to get into Chinese record books, said: "We wanted to find the perfect mother's smile in this city."

The Chongqing Changhong Printing Company, which says it is their biggest ever order, is working round the clock to finish the picture in time for May 11 when Mother's Day is celebrated in China.

"Usually we only stock two tonnes of inkjet paper, but this deal needs 4.4 tonnes, so we had to buy extra," company manager Mr Shen told the Chongqing Business Daily.

It is much too big to print in one piece so the picture is being printed on rolls of paper which will be put together to make up the giant portrait.

"The printer has been working around the clock for the last 20 days and we still have ten to go," added Mr Shen. (Chongqing Business Daily)

2008年5月2日 星期五

Blind drunk driver 酒後駕車的盲人

Estonian police were shocked after stopping a car in a city centre and finding the driver was not only drunk but also blind.

Traffic police in the southern Estonian city of Tartu said Kristjan Gradolf, 20, who is completely blind, was being given directions by a pal in the passenger seat.

A breath test revealed Gradolf was two and a half times over the legal drink drive limit.

Both men face a £700 fine and Gradolf is also facing a jail sentence on charges of endangering public safety.

But Gradolf said: "Despite the fact that I am blind, driving is something I enjoy, and I am in fact very good at it." (roundup)