Stolen sushi, panda dogs, a pricy parking spot, and a corpse bride—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, a man goes to great lengths for sushi, a groom hosts a wedding at a funeral, a plane gets stuck in transport, the world’s most expensive parking spot is sold:
A 35-year-old groom in Dalian married his recently deceased fiancee at her funeral, fulfilling the breast cancer victim’s dying wish.
Two red arowanas, decorative fish each worth 40,000 RMB, were stolen from a Guangxi restaurant aquarium by a local gastronome apparently hungry for some gourmet sushi (the taste clearly didn’t match the price, as most of the fish was still in the man’s fridge when police caught up with him a week later).
Though giant pandas are legally properties of the state, a Chengdu cafe is offering a simple and hotly criticized solution for your panda-owning dreams: pay 1,500 RMB to have your dog’s fur dyed black and white.
An airplane fuselage got stuck under a Harbin footbridge while being transported by a trailer truck, forcing the driver to deflate his tires to get it out (he then reinflated the tires to continue driving).
Divorce proceedings between Li Guoqing and Yu Yu, husband-and-wife co-founders of family-oriented e-commerce site Dangdang, have taken an acrimonious turn. Yu has accused Li of being gay and promiscuous, suffering from syphilis, giving out bribes, being an inattentive parent, and breaking crockery in the home, among other grievances (Li, in turn, called Yu an “usurping Wu Zetian” and said he “has solid evidence in his phone of [Yu] being someone’s mistress abroad, and other marital secrets.”)
A single parking spot in Hong Kong’s Central business district was sold for 960,000 USD, shedding light on land prices in the overcrowded city.
Beijing restaurant TRB Hutong has snagged the top spot in TripAdvisor’s list for the world’s best fine dining restaurants, an award based on customer reviews and rankings.
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