Tianducheng in the suburbs of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China may be a housing estate, but it's eerily similar to Paris France. Construction began around 2007, and its main attraction is a 354-foot Eiffel Tower replica (top image) 12-square-miles of Parisian-style architecture, fountains and landscaping. It opened in 2007, and can accommodate more than 10,000 residents. It was originally planned as a city for 10,000 inhabitants, but the current population is an estimated 2,000 people, many of whom are working on a nearby French-themed amusement park. Continue reading for more pictures - the top image is China, and bottom of Paris, France.
Mr. Ye and Ms. Xue, from Chengdu, China are now happily married, but while browsing some old photographs at Ms. Xue's mother's house, they made a shocking discovery. Back in the year 2000, 11 years before they actually met each other, they two were photographed separately in front of a red sculpture. "I heard her mention before that she had been to Qingdao, while I also went to Qingdao and took pictures at the May Fourth Square. We didn't know it yet. When I saw the photo, I was taken by surprise and I got goosebumps all over my body...that was my pose for taking photos. I also took a photo, it was the same posture, just from a different angle," said Mr Ye. Continue reading for more pictures and the entire story.
A woman from Dongguan, China, decided to climb into an x-ray machine at a train station to protect her luggage, and promptly became an internet sensation when the headline hit the news. Apparently, she was transporting a lot of money, so when staff at Dongguan East Railway Station required her bags be put through the machine for scanning, she went in as well. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
A man named Tang in Liuzhou, China's Guanxi Autonomous Region, managed to get his arm stuck in a squat toilet while trying to retrieve his iPhone. The whole debacle started when he decided to check his phone while relieving himself after having a few drinks, and the next thing you know, it slipped out of his hands into a seemingly endless void. Continue reading to see what his arm looked like after being rescued.
Wu Yongning, a famous 26-year-old Chinese 'rooftopping' photographer, agreed to perform a stunt on November 8th atop the Huayuan Hua Center building in the city of Changsha for a sponsor in exchange $15,000, but things quickly took a turn for the worse as the surface was too slick to pull himself back up. According to local media, Yongning wanted to help his family out of poverty, pay for his mother's medical costs, and fund his own wedding. Continue reading for the video - may be disturbing for some.
Designed by MVRDV and located at Binhai Cultural District in Tianjin, China, this five-story library, called "The Eye of Binhai," spans 34,000 square meters. It took 3-years to complete, can hold up to 1.2-million books, and features a reading area on the ground floor, complete with a giant sphere. There are also lounge areas in the middle sections, offices, meeting rooms, as well as computer / audio stations at the top levels. Continue reading for another video and more pictures.
When you walk on this glass walkway located at the East Taihang Mountains Scenic Area in China's northern Hebei Province, it appears to crack right beneath you, but it's actually all just a clever illusion. How does it work? Well, apparently the workers placed shattered fragments of glass in one of the walkway's middle layers, stretching across several panels at the end of the bridge. When one walks over them, the glass appears to shatter under your feet, complete with faux sound effects. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of ten things you missed in the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer.
Not to be outdone by Apple tomorrow, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is now making the rounds online. Designed by Philippe Starck, it offers a 5.99" edge-to-edge display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of storage, a 12MP camera with Sony sensor, and a 5MP selfie camera. Prices will start at $506 for the 6GB RAM / 64GB of storage, and up to $721 for the Special Edition ceramic version with 8GB RAM / 256GB of storage. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.
Both the Meizu Pro 7 and the Pro 7 Plus are unlike any of its competitors, thanks to a secondary AMOLED display on the back of the devices. When not being used to frame photographs, it displays notifications, weather, time, music, and more. These handsets are no gimmicks, as they have the power to back them up. The Pro 7 features a 5.2" 1080p Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3000mAh battery, and a Helio P25 processor. Next, the Pro 7 offers a 5.7" QHD display, 6GB of RAM, a Helio P30 processor, 3500mAh battery, and 64GB / 128GB of storage. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
For the first time ever, a team of scientists from China have managed to successfully teleport a photon from the ground to a satellite in Earth's orbit 311-miles away. This strange phenomenon occurs when two quantum objects, such as photons, share a wave function. Since they come into existence simultanously, they share the same identity, even when separated. This means whatever happens to one, happens to the other - wherever it exists. Continue reading for another video and more information.