Weird news of the week (Mar 28 - Apr 3)

From a very public shower to sex on the street, here’s a round-up of the bizarre news stories of the last seven days from around the world. 

Couple take shower at public fountain
Couple take shower at public fountain
02 Apr 2015

Couple take shower at public fountain

Talk about attention seeking!

One Chinese couple stripped down to their swimsuits and enjoyed an afternoon shower at a fountain in Wuhan’s landmark Guanggu Square on March 29.

The pair were photographed soaping and scrubbing themselves nonchalantly as confused passers-by gathered around them.

Despite intervention, they continued their bath for about ten minutes and only left – not before toweling themselves dry, of course - when a group of security guards were called to the scene.

Chinese students caught having sex on Hong Kong street
Chinese students caught having sex on Hong Kong street
03 Apr 2015

Chinese students caught having sex on Hong Kong street

A Chinese university student has been arrested after footage of him having sex with a woman on a Hong Street went viral.

The couple were caught on camera doing the deed at around 4am on Wednesday (Apr 1) by a bus stop outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University dorm. They also left behind a used condom. Eew!

Several clips of the couple in the throes of passion have gone viral on social media. One video reportedly showed the woman kneeling with her pants down in front of the man, while another showed the man on top of the woman.

According to media reports, the couple went at it for 45 minutes but were dressed and sitting on the pavement when police arrived. They were released as the officers did not see any illegal behaviour, though one police source noted that the woman appeared drunk and her pants, which had not been properly put on, dropped when she stood up.

The man, reportedly from Inner Mongola, was arrested for indecency in public the next day, while police are still searching for the woman, who is believed to be a university student, aged about 20. She is alleged to have fled home to Beijing. 

Man tries to commits suicide after seeing ‘ugly’ bride
Man tries to commits suicide after seeing ‘ugly’ bride
02 Apr 2015

Man tries to commits suicide after seeing ‘ugly’ bride

A Chinese man tried to drown himself after seeing his “ugly” bride for the first time on their wedding day.

Thirty-three-year-old Kang Hu, who was in an arranged marriage to Na Sung, 30, apologised to his bride before telling her it would be “bad for his image” to marry a woman that is “too ugly”.

A guest at the Hubei wedding said it was a “very awkward moment for everyone”, adding that the bride was “devastated”. Kang then walked out of the ceremony and threw himself into a nearby river.

Kang, who was found unconscious and floating face down in the water, was later rescued by police.

When asked why he attempted suicide, Kang said: “My parents had arranged this (marriage) and I could not see any way out apart from suicide.”

Madame Tussauds hires “tissue attendant” to comfort One Direction fans
Madame Tussauds hires “tissue attendant” to comfort One Direction fans
02 Apr 2015

Madame Tussauds hires “tissue attendant” to comfort One Direction fans

One Direction fans have been so distraught over Zayn Malik’s departure that Madame Tussauds in London had to hire a “tissue attendant” to comfort guests visiting their wax sculptures.

The museum has also stocked up on boxes of tissues – 150 to be exact – so fans are free to cry their hearts out.

Apparently, this is not the first time Madame Tussauds has needed a tissue attendant. The tourist attraction also had someone on hand when the sculptures were first installed two years ago.

And although Zayn has left the group, Madame Tussauds has reassured fans that his wax figure will not be removed from the 1D lineup.

Man proposes to girlfriend with meat bouquet
Man proposes to girlfriend with meat bouquet
02 Apr 2015

Man proposes to girlfriend with meat bouquet

This guy sure knows the way to his woman’s heart, and stomach.

A young man got down on bended knee and proposed to his girlfriend of five years on Mar 28 with a meat bouquet, which he made himself.

The woman, a meat lover, was moved to tears and said yes.

Her boyfriend reportedly said she had been growing fatter due to her love of meat but he did not mind, and even arranged to propose on their 5th anniversary in a hotpot restaurant in Beijing.

Though we’re pretty sure she would have loved to keep the bouquet, the “flowers” probably ended up in the pot that night.

Speaking of meat…

Girl finds missing pet dog cooked at roast meat shop
Girl finds missing pet dog cooked at roast meat shop
02 Apr 2015

Girl finds missing pet dog cooked at roast meat shop

This Vietnamese girl will never look at roast meat the same way again.

After spending several days searching for her missing pet dog, Flower, she finally found it at a roast meat stall – cooked and ready to be eaten.

The girl had raised Flower for three years and when she saw the dog at the stall, she instantly knew that it was her.

Read more here.

Vendors scale walls to get food to China students
Vendors scale walls to get food to China students
02 Apr 2015

Vendors scale walls to get food to China students

A ban on food delivery vehicles at a university in the Heilongjiang province of China has not stopped vendors from getting orders to their customers.

Despite the presence of campus guards, vendors scaled three-metre high walls and were photographed perched atop handing packets of food to hungry students.  

Read more here.

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