Posted On Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 02:03:45 AM
Members of China's secretive SAS-style Special Operations Force stripped to the waist to show off their skills — in the winter snow. The elite unit from the People's Liberation Army made a rare public appearance near their training base in Wuhan, Hubei province.
And snow — a rarity in this part of China — gave the unit drill sergeants the perfect opportunity to weed out any flakey recruits. Trainees were forced to perform handstands in the freezing temperatures as part of an athletics display. Then they tried their hand at deadly kung fu techniques in an unarmed combat class before finally skipping a hot shower for a rubdown with ice and snow, orange.co.uk reports.
Starting in 2011, couples in love will be able to tie the knot at any McDonald’s branch in Hong Kong, weirdasianews reports. Slated to begin sometime in January, the upcoming McWeddings will first appear for a test period at three major McDonald’s branches.
They’ll be offered in packages starting at HK$1000, which is a major saving from the typical HK$10,000 price of a Hong Kong wedding. Included with the reservation is a personalised menu, decorations, McDonald’s-themed gifts, a special apple-pie wedding cake, and a lone fry in place of the
traditional cherry a couple shares prior to kissing.
That’s a bad dog
A mother who bought a singing puppy toy to help teach her young daughter how to speak got the shock of her life when it began swearing.
Leigh McPherson thought she was being a responsible parent when she picked up the innocent-looking My Pal Violet teddy for four-month of baby Mia until it began blurting out the f-word.
The cuddly puppy, bought from Asda for £22, starts singing a number of pre-recorded song when its paw is squeezed, Daily Mail reports. In one ditty it appears to sing: ‘If you’re happy and you know it f*** with me!