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The Week June 24, 2011

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Animal tricks

Angry Birds is still a popular Internet game in China. But muscling their way up the Internet ranks this week are angry birds with muscles. Pictures of birds tricked out with huge arm muscles are an especially big hit on social networking sites.

There’s also the Changchun man who taught his dog a new trick: how to sweep with a broom. Leave it to a man to pass on his chores to man’s best friend.

Human tricks

Tricks are for humans, too. Try this one while you’re sitting at the computer, as our Human Tricks Team will demonstrate.. While you’re sitting, lift your right leg off the floor and begin moving it clockwise in circles. Now, while doing this, draw the number 6 in the air with your right hand. Your foot automatically changes direction.

Tricks with gadgets

Every summer brings new tricks with gadgets, too. A Chinese university student this summer has created his own washing machine with a bowl and two spigots.

Tricky parking

With hundreds of thousands of new cars appearing on China’s roads each year, parking can be tricky. Watch this grownup show how hard it can be. Now watch this little kid show how easy it can be.

Tricky traffic jams

China Daily reports this week that fellow drivers were shocked to see a man in Chongqing calmly shaving while he was stuck in a traffic jam. What else can you do while stuck in a traffic jam? The Week investigates …

(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

The Week June 24, 2011

About the broadcaster:

The Week June 24, 2011

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.