An attempt to preserve the snake population turned into an extermination drive, was one of the the top 10 search items on China’s leading search engine, Baidu, on Wednesday.
1. The Chinese government is looking to delay the retirement age and introduce an optional pension delay for its citizens.
2. A speeding Audi crashed into a 11-year-old crossing the street in Xi’an on Tuesday. Those who witnessed the incident were aghast to see the car catapulting the girl’s body 2 meters up in the air upon impact and still maintain its momentum, dragging the poor little girl for almost 27 meters before it sped away on its own. The girl died on the spot. Roughly three hours later the 18 year-old driver was arrested by the local police.
3. A 7 year-old boy in Jiangxi’s Duchang county swallowed a nail by accident, and then swallowed a coin on purpose, in the hope that by hurting himself he would bring his migrant worker parents back from the city to be with him.
4. On June 1, roughly a dozen Beijingers arrived at Hebei’s Xinglong county to set roughly 1,000 snakes free into the wild. Unfortunately they picked the wrong place for it, as almost all the able-bodied men of the county saw the overwhelming number of snacks as an extreme threat to security and went on a mission to kill the intruders.
5. A middle-aged man leapt into the lake of Tianjin’s Xigu Public Park to save two young women from drowning. After returning the pair to land, out of danger, the two women did not bother to say “thank you,” but the man did not mind, nor did he choose to leave his name or contact information for a reward.
6. Authorities discovered and confiscated 35 tons of carcinogenic needle mushrooms ready for sale to food processing plants and canned food companies in Fujian.
7. In Shandong province, a dog was discovered to be mothering three baby kittens, leading many locals to think the dog had miraculously given birth to cats. Animal experts say it is likely that the baby kittens were separated from their biological mother and were fortunate to find a female dog willing to take care of them as a “foster mother.”
8. Popular Hong Kong entertainer Miriam Yeung (杨千嬅) gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Tuesday.
9. A rare astronomical phenomena that occurs only once every century appeared in the skies early Wednesday as a result of the alignment of Venus with the Earth and the Sun.
10. Liaoning TV host Wang Yiting (王一婷) is rumored to have married Liaoning soccer player Yang Xu (杨旭).