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Viral Week Ep. 189

The Amazon coat, bad waxworks, a drunk versus a dog, and a lotto dispute—it’s Viral Week

Viral Week is our weekly round-up of the weekend’s trending memes, humor, rumor, gossip, and everything else Chinese netizens are chatting about.

This week, the Amazon coat, bad waxworks, and a drunk versus a dog. But first…

Winner takes all

An employee who won 6 million RMB from a lottery ticket he received at his company’s annual party has defended his legal right not to share the winnings with other staff—and police and netizens agree

Canine quarrel

A drunk motorist spent half an hour “arguing” with a stray dog in Changshu, before police arrived

Coat sales

An unremarkable down jacket, made by Chinese company Orolay, has become widely popular in the US—thanks to Amazon and social media, analysts say

Zoo story
Tourists in Chongqing are demanding refunds from a zoo that advertised lions, crocodiles, and ostriches, but offered only livestock, including goats, ducks…and a dog labeled as “bear”

Wax worse
Waxworks in Beijing’s Grand View Garden, depicting characters from Dream of the Red Chamber, have not aged well: Pictures of the sorry statues were shared over the weekend, with some claiming they were reducing small children to tears


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