More Dead Pigs Than Fish in China’s Huangpu River

Not exactly breaking news, but it would rank highly on any weird-o-meter. Last year, the Huangpu River, which supplies drinking water to the city of Shanghai, was found carrying thousands of pig carcasses, all floating in the direction of Shanghai.

Debris dumped on the riverside is one thing, but when the gently lapping waves start depositing hogs onto the shore, that’s enough to get the alarm bells ringing even in a country where environment…

South Korea Erects Giant X’mas Tree on North Korea Border

South Korea is all set to erect a 30-foot Christmas tree on its border with North Korea, apparently to pray for peace in the region.

Starting December 23rd, the tree will stay in place …

Korean Air Ex-VP in Trouble Over Nut Rage

If there is ever a good example of a snowball effect, this is certainly it. Cho Hyun-ah, also known as Heather Cho, 40, has stepped down from her post as executive vice president of Korean Air afte…

China

More Dead Pigs Than Fish in China’s Huangpu River

Not exactly breaking news, but it would rank highly on any weird-o-meter. Last year, the Huangpu River, which supplies drinking water to the city of Shanghai, was foun…

Hong Kong

Chinese Teen Kills Dog in Washing Machine for Fun

If you are an animal lover, then be warned as this might disturb you. Jacky Lo, a Chinese teenager in Hong Kong, has sparked outrage over posting pictures of a dog in a was…

India

Death on Rails for Selfie-loving Student

A lot of people like posting photos of themselves online through social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and it’s harmless fun for the most part. But i…

Japan

Japan Designs Chair to Cure Loneliness

See the chair pictured above? According to Oddity Central, this device, formerly known as the “Tranquility Chair,” is being sold in Japan to&n…

North Korea

North Korea Requires Kim Jong Un Haircut

North Korean men are now compelled to have their hair cut to resemble their leader, Kim Jong Un.

While this new haircut restriction, called the “Dear L…

Rest of Asia

Indonesian Woman Called ‘Witch’ for Lizard Baby

There’s the usual weird stuff, and then there’s the absolutely bizarre. Debi Nubatonis, a 31-year-old Indonesian woman in the remote village of Oenunto, had bee…

South Korea

South Korea Erects Giant X’mas Tree on North Korea Border

South Korea is all set to erect a 30-foot Christmas tree on its border with North Korea, apparently to pray for peace in the region.

Starting December 23rd, the…