Chinese Boy Is The New Susan Boyle

Posted By Ben Goulding, 7 April, 2010 | permalink

(Youtube Link)

Here is a young man named Lin Yu Chun, competing on a Chinese reality show called Super Star Avenue, performing a rendition of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”. Don’t be fooled by appearances, this guy could be the next Susan Boyle.

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What Your Face Reveals About Your Health

Posted By Ben Goulding, 24 February, 2010 | permalink

According to Chinese medicine, your face is a window to your health. Your forehead, nose, chin, right cheek, left cheek: Each of these five face zones gives you clues to what is going on inside your body, if you know what to look for!

Your forehead gives clues about the health of your heart and small intestine organ, your nose corresponds to your stomach, spleen and pancreas, whilst your chin and cheeks give an insight into the health-status of other important organs in the body.

For more details and to give yourself an online checkup, according to Chinese medicine, click the link.


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The Best Places To Live In The World Based On HDI Rankings

Posted By Ben Goulding, 6 October, 2009 | permalink

norwayThe United Nations human development index is a criteria that measures factors such as literacy rates, life expectancy and gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. The 2009 HDI which was released on Monday, has found that Norway is the best place to live in the world.

China has made the biggest strides in improving the well-being of its citizens. It moved up seven places on the list to rank as the 92nd most developed country due to improvements in education as well as income levels and life expectancy.

The top ten places were taken by Norway, Australia, Iceland, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Japan respectively, whist Niger was ranked bottom, just ahead of Afghanistan.

To put the data in context, a child born in Niger can expect to live to just over 50, which is 30 years less than a child born in Norway, and for every dollar a person earns in Niger, 85 dollars are earned in Norway.

The United States was ranked 13th, which is down one place on last year.


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Pears Grown in the Shape of Baby Buddha

Posted By Ben Goulding, 4 September, 2009 | permalink

Buddha Pears

Chinese farmer, Gao Xianzhang, grows pears in the shape of the Buddha. He simply grows them inside a plastic, Buddha-shaped container and voila! I could really see this catching on. I mean we could have pears growing in the shape of anything – animals, wildlife or even moulds of ourselves.

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KFC Meets A Lady Competitor

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 August, 2009 | permalink

KFC and Ji’a'po Logos

KFC’s Colonel Harland Sanders has met a lady competitor in China – Ji’a’po.

KFC vs Ji’a'po

Ji’a’po is a fast food chain founded in 2007 which has about a hundred stores in China. Despite the striking similarities between the two logos, the State Administration for Industry & Commerce in China says that there is no infringement. Seems slightly odd to me…

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Man Takes Picture Of Himself Everyday As He Walks Across China

Posted By Ben Goulding, 2 August, 2009 | permalink

From beard to no beard, from hair to no hair, Christoph Rehage records how he changes by talking a picture of himself everyday as he walks across China. Check out this very cool video!

(Vimeo Link)

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Beluga Whale Saves Drowning Diver

Posted By Ben Goulding, 29 July, 2009 | permalink

Mila The Beluga WhaleDiver, Yang Yun, was competing in a diving contest without any breathing equipment at Polar Land in Harbin, China, when she suffered cramps that paralyzed her legs.

Competitors must sink to the bottom of a 20ft aquarium arctic pool and remain there for as long as possible. Swimming amongst them in the pool are Beluga whales.

Yun tried to head to the surface, but she couldn’t due to the intense crapms.

“I began to choke and sank even lower and I thought that was it for me – I was dead. Until I felt this incredible force under me driving me to the surface,” she explained.

Mila, the Beluga whale, had spotted Yun stuggling and used her sensitive dolphin-like nose to guide her to safety.

Intelligent Belugas were among the first whales to interact with man and have facial muscles that allow them to smile.

In a world full of negative news, isn’t it nice to hear a much more cheery story. Well done Mila, a true hero!


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Hamburger USB Drive

Posted By Ben Goulding, 23 July, 2009 | permalink

One Chinese company have designed a hamburger flash memory drive. Yes, that’s right, in order to make us buy more USB sticks, they thought it would be a good idea to shape them as heart-attack sticks.

Hamburger USB Drive

Just to make things worse, their advertising campaign shows a girl trying to eat one of the hamburger USB drives. Just incase we didn’t realize that hamburgers were for eating. But why photoshop a USB socket onto her mouth?! What’s up with that?

It’s not all bad though, there’s a healthier option of a watermelon and strawberry USB for you health conscious people out there.


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Biker Stopped By Police For Having No Arms

Posted By Ben Goulding, 17 July, 2009 | permalink

Liu Yeung on his motorcycle

Police in China cautioned a motorcyclist after being pulled over because he was driving with no arms.

Liu Yeung, 27, from Jimo was driving his specially modified bike with his two friends when police stopped him.

Officer Zhang Jie said “It was only when we stopped him that we realized he didn’t actually have any arms. He had fitted a specially modified handlebar to the bike and was doing it with his body.”

It must have been an unwelcome experience for Lui, but hopefully there was no ‘arm done.

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