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Updated: 2013-08-20 09:31


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Boxing king Mike Tyson challenges China's toughest fighter. An anchor flies off calling for an aviation official to resign, while a woman's bus workout is gaining weight online, to a pretend suicide for TV peace - it's all trending across China.

China's toughest?

Who is the best fighter in China? The question puzzled former boxing king Mike Tyson who used his micro blog to solicit public opinion. Not Jet Li, Jackie Chan, or Donnie Yen, but chengguan – the urban management officers always caught up in scandals due to their brutal law enforcement won the online battle.

Chief grounded

Li Jiaxiang, head of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, should resign due to massive delays of flight, said Meng Fei, anchor of China's most popular dating show TV program. In 2008, about 82.65 percent of flights were on time claims the official data, but the number dropped to 74.83 percent last year, Meng said in his micro blog.

Grow up

Lots of universities, including Tsinghua University, have called on their newly enrolled students to be independent. The freshmen were separated from their parents for about three hours on the first day of the new semester, during which they have to finish the registration procedures on their own.

Bus workout

A 40-year-old woman exercised for 20 minutes on a bus in Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan province. She even did the splits, causing a stir online in which one viewer said the woman "stunned me as well as my little companions".

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Bike weddings

Can weddings on bicycles be romantic? Sixteen young couples held a group cycling wedding in the suburban Yanqing county of Beijing on Sunday. All the brides and grooms were college graduates who voluntarily served as village officials in remote townships, the China News Service reported.

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Recycle TV

Want to get rid of a used television? Click the "banana peel" website (, write your address and workers will come to collect the ready-to-be discarded electronic waste. The recycling company, supported by the government, will process the electronic waste and reuse some of the materials, the Beijing Times reported.

Strange science

Students with a science background are more likely to commit crime than art students since they have more access to criminal tools and are more mentally active, according to an associate professor on adolescent crime research with East China University of Political Science and Law, the Oriental Outlook reported.

Fake suicide

A man conned his belligerent girlfriend into thinking he had committed suicide by diving into a river before sneaking home unnoticed. The girl called the police who searched the river in Central China's Hubei province for hours before finding the guy at home watching TV, the Chutian Metropolis Daily reported.

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