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The Week May 21, 2010

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Mobile Phone Madness

How much do you love your mobile phone? A Chinese student got his arm stuck in a toilet when he accidentally dropped it and had to ask firefighters to get it out.

When the student dropped his mobile phone in the toilet, he wrapped his arm in newspaper thinking, well, it would keep him a little clean. But the newspaper expanded in the water, and even his roommates couldn’t help him out. So firefighters had to be called in and spent an hour unsticking the stuck student.

The student at Chongqing Business and Technology University, for obvious reasons, declined to give his name to reporters.

Crazy Pet Lovers

How much do you love your pets? Many people in China are famous for treating their pets to fashionable clothing in the winter, and also give them fancy treats in the summer. But would you pay 68,000 yuan for a wedding for your pets?

That’s how much 7,000 British pounds translates to. And that’s what a couple in Brazil spent on the wedding for their pet in Yorkshire terriers. Let’s join the wedding.

But let’s skip those doggie desserts at the wedding reception.

Oh, rats!

When something goes wrong, you can often hear Westerners proclaim, Oh, rats! But in some parts of Southern China, when they say: Oh, rats! it’s what they want for dinner.

China Daily reports that some restaurants in Guangzhou, which used to be known as Canton, serve rat on the menu. Roasted, boiled, braised in soy sauce, cooked in soup. But, actually, they are field mice. But what would Mickey Mouse think?

The Week investigates …

Liar, liar

Here’s some news that most women already know. Men lie more than women. The London Daily Mail cites a new research study of 3,000 people which shows that men lie on average three times a day, while women lie twice a day.

According to the poll, lying to our mothers is very popular. But then, so is lying at work. And both men and women will lie when it comes to how much they’ve had to drink. So how easy is it to tell when someone is lying?

The Week investigates …

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week May 21, 2010

About the broadcaster:

The Week May 21, 2010

Renee Haines is an editor and broadcaster at China Daily. Renee has more than 15 years of experience as a newspaper editor, radio station anchor and news director, news-wire service reporter and bureau chief, magazine writer, book editor and website consultant. She came to China from the United States.