Weird news of the week (Jun 20-26)

A "handsome gorilla" that has gone viral, a restaurant that is making waves for its bikini-clad waitresses, and more of this week’s oddest news.

Japanese ladies go gaga over “handsome” gorilla
Japanese ladies go gaga over “handsome” gorilla
26 Jun 2015

Japanese ladies go gaga over “handsome” gorilla

It is not just good looking people who go viral, even animals have their day!

Japanese ladies are flocking to the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya just to check out “handsome” gorilla, Shabani. The 18-year-old gorilla has been living at the zoo since 2007 but is only gaining popularity now. Shabani's rise to fame has been fuelled largely by Twitter, where fans swoon over him and swap pictures of his “hot” mug. And Shabani appears to be basking in all the attention. Check out photos of him working the camera!

Too bad Shabani is already attached. According to officials, the gorilla has two wives, and is a great father to his two children. Sigh, the good ones are always taken!

Restaurant makes waves for its bikini-clad waitresses
Restaurant makes waves for its bikini-clad waitresses
26 Jun 2015

Restaurant makes waves for its bikini-clad waitresses

A newly-opened restaurant in Shenyang is making waves for its sexy wait staff. The restaurant, which opened its doors last Friday (Jun 19), not only serves comfort food such as congee but also eye candy in the form of bikini-clad waitresses.

Now before you call it sexist, the restaurant also has hunky shirtless guys waiting tables in beachwear and customers are lapping it up. Business has been so brisk that the restaurant is having a difficult time keeping up with demand from both male and female customers.
 

Woman finds rubber glove in Krispy Kreme doughnut
Woman finds rubber glove in Krispy Kreme doughnut
26 Jun 2015

Woman finds rubber glove in Krispy Kreme doughnut

A UK woman got more than she bargained for when she treated herself to a Krispy Kreme doughnut.

When expectant mum Ria Findlay bit into her caramel doughnut, she also took a bite of an unexpected filling: a blue rubber glove. Shocked, she posted a photo of the doughnut on Twitter along with this caption: “@krispykremeUK @Tesco since when is 'rubber glove' the new filling? #disgusting.”

Well, at least we know the doughnuts were handmade.

Giant goldfish multiplying in Canada ponds
Giant goldfish multiplying in Canada ponds
26 Jun 2015

Giant goldfish multiplying in Canada ponds

Canada has launched a campaign to stop people from flushing their goldfish down the toilet as they are surviving and multiplying at a “scary” rate. Officials in Alberta have discovered goldfish the size of dinner plates in ponds, where they run the risk of upsetting fragile ecosystems.

Some 40 goldfish were reportedly pulled from a pond in the north this year, which is “really scary”, said Alberta Environment and Parks official Kate Wilson. “It means they're reproducing in the wild, they are getting quite large and they are surviving the winters that far north,” she said.

Photo: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
 

Man performs surgery on self to remove mouth tumour
Man performs surgery on self to remove mouth tumour
26 Jun 2015

Man performs surgery on self to remove mouth tumour

A Chinese man, who has been diagnosed with sarcoma, has been operating on himself to remove a tumour in his mouth. The 41-year-old, known only as Yu, had undergone surgery and several rounds of chemotherapy last year but his tumour recurred in May.

The tumour, which is located in his right upper jaw, had grown to the size of a ping pong ball, making it difficult for him to breathe or eat. Unable to afford the costly operations, he decided to remove the tumour himself using tools he purchased from the hospital. Yu uses his bathroom as his “operation room” and shines a torch light in his mouth during the DIY surgery.

"I have done this a dozen times now, and the pieces of tumour that I have removed add up to the size of two eggs," Ye said.
 

Woman unknowingly gives birth to baby on motorbike
Woman unknowingly gives birth to baby on motorbike
26 Jun 2015

Woman unknowingly gives birth to baby on motorbike

An expectant mother had rushed to a Guangdong hospital for her delivery only to discover that her baby had already come out.

The woman was in pain when she arrived at the hospital but was shocked when doctors told her there was no baby inside her and that the umbilical cord had snapped. It was only then that she realised that she had given birth on the back of her husband’s motorcycle on the way there and the newborn had slid through her pants. Fortunately, the baby boy was found around 3 kilometres from the hospital after a driver spotted him lying on the side of the road. He was safe and only sustained a few scratches.

Python dies after eating huge porcupine
Python dies after eating huge porcupine
26 Jun 2015

Python dies after eating huge porcupine

A giant python bit off more than it could chew when it devoured a 13kg porcupine. The 4-metre long snake was stabbed to death when its insides were punctured by dozens of spikes during digestion. It was found dead in a South Africa game reserve.

Though the cause of death is still unclear, the Daily Mail had reported reserve general manager Jennifer Fuller as saying that several porcupine quills were lodged inside the digestive tract and that the python had fallen off the rocky ledge.

“We don't know if it died beforehand or whether the fall drove some of the quills into its digestive tract,” she said.

Man caught driving while getting IV drip AND using mobile phone
Man caught driving while getting IV drip AND using mobile phone
26 Jun 2015

Man caught driving while getting IV drip AND using mobile phone

Just a week after a woman was seen driving with an IV drip sticking out of her car, a man was caught doing the same on a highway in Zhejiang.

When police stopped the driver, who still had the drip attached to his arm, they were shocked to find him chatting on his mobile phone. Apparently, an emergency came up and he had to leave before the infusion was complete. When asked why he was driving dangerously, the man reassured police that he was a safe driver as he is “very good at multitasking”. He was slapped with a 150 yuan (S$33) fine and four demerit points for dangerous driving and using his phone.

Bottoms up: Passengers down “aphrodisiac wine” when stopped by airport security
Bottoms up: Passengers down “aphrodisiac wine” when stopped by airport security
26 Jun 2015

Bottoms up: Passengers down “aphrodisiac wine” when stopped by airport security

Two Chinese men were seen chugging a big bottle of “aphrodisiac wine” as they prepared to board a flight at a Guangzhou airport, because they couldn't bear to bin it.

According to Chinese reports, the men were stopped by airport security when a sculpture in one of their carry-on bags caught the attention of authorities. When asked to open the bag for examination, they produced a tiger sculpture containing “aphrodisiac wine”. However, they were told to bin the 8,000 yuan (S$1,800) wine due to liquid restrictions on flights. Not wanting to waste it, the two men downed the wine on the spot.

“We both can drink like a fish, but we're afraid of wasting the aphrodisiac,” said one of the men. “We won't bring this kind of stuff anymore. If we do, we will register it as checked baggage.”

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