China's Dead Sea Pool

Just when you thought your local beach couldn’t get any more crowded on a hot summer days, China’s Daying County is packed unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. This Chinese resort took inspiration from the actual Dead Sea and built an underground salt-water lake that covers an area of 30,000 square meters and is able to accommodate up to 10,000 swimmers at one time. Yes, the high salinity of the water which makes swimmers float freely, so there’s no real risk of going under and drowning. Continue reading for more.

5. World’s Longest 3D Street Painting

Nanjing city is China is now home to the world’s largest and longest 3D street painting. It’s officially called “Rhythms of Youth” and measures a whopping 365 meters long, covering over 2,500 square meters on the campus of the Communication University of China (CUCN). Anamorphic painting techniques were used, meaning that it was drawn in a distorted fashion so it can only be viewed properly from certain angles. Chinese artist Yang Yongchun led the team that created this record-breaking masterpiece. He says, “It took my team more than 20 days to finish the painting on the ground. Every day, we worked on it from daybreak when we could barely tell the colors apart until it was too dark to see anything. We’ve devoted all of our time, energy and attention to this painting.”

4. Fresh Air Samples

China is currently one of the most polluted countries in the world, but things have gotten so bad some cities now have “fresh air stations” set up for people to use. They’re stocked with individual bags of fresh air that users can breathe out of via a mask. One popular stations is located in Zhengzhou city in central China’s Henan province. This city has an AQI (Air Quality Index) of 158, and compared to Bakersfield (the most polluted city of America), which has an AQI of just 45, it’s almost unbearable. The air at the Zhengzhou station is sourced from Laojun Mountain. Feng Lin, a 75-year-old user, says: “The air is really good, but the time is too short. I had to stop too soon but it was really great until then.”

3. Eiffel Tower Nose Job

To increase their chances at employment after college, Chinese students are resorting to Eiffel Tower nose jobs. This $10,000 plastic surgery procedure promises to create a nose that is classic, slender and sloping, similar to the sweeping curve of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Surgeon Wang Xuming, says: “We are influenced by the beauty of the Eiffel Tower, we are not content to just add something to the nose, we reconstruct it.” While it may sound cool, this procedure involves the enlarging of the nose using tissue from the forehead. Hundreds of posters advertising the procedure are plastered all over Chongqing city, where surgeon Xuming runs his practice.

2. China’s Dwarf Village

Yangsi is a remote village in southwest China’s Sichuan Province that has baffled scientists for decades. Approximately 40% of its residents are dwarfs, with the tallest being 3 ft. 10 inches, and the shortest, 2 ft. 1 inches. Due to the number of height-challenged people living there, it has become known as “Village of Dwarfs”. Village elders say dwarfism began when a mysterious disease struck the region. Scientists visited this area to study the water, soil, and grain in the region. They also examined the affected individuals in the hopes of gathering a few clues, but to no avail. It remains as mysterious today, as it was some 60-odd years ago.

1. Pizza Hut China’s Edible Food Towers

Pizza Hut locations in China has a strict rule of making one trip to the salad bar to fill their plates with as much food as possible. Since patrons weren’t able to go back for seconds, they decided to utilize the small plates they were given to their full potential and started making complex food towers. Internet users in China started calling these people “salad engineers” after seeing the pictures posted on social networks. According to the so called experts, the trick is to build a stable and straight base and cover it with carrot sticks glued together with salad dressing so that it can hold the actual salad ‘structure’.