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Chinese university mocked over 'toilet building'

China has another entry when it comes to buildings that look suspiciously like something else: a 12-story university block strongly resembling a giant toilet. Architects have had a field day in China in recent years with a number of outlandish designs springing up across the country. The latest is a building on ...

/ Nov 14, 2017

Sydney ferry named Ferry McFerryface after 'Boaty' overruled

The last of a new fleet of Sydney Harbor ferries will be christened Ferry McFerryface — Sydney's second most popular choice after the now famous jokey Mc-moniker, Boaty McBoatface, the state government said Tuesday. Officials overruled the trend-setting favorite name that was rejected by British ...

Koala survives trip in wheel well

/ Sep 17, 2017

Koala survives trip in wheel well

For a stowaway who made a 10-mile (16-kilometer) journey squeezed in the wheel well, a koala was lucky to escape with just scratches. The driver of the four-wheel vehicle was unaware of the extra passenger until they arrived at their destination in the outskirts of ...

Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest

/ Aug 20, 2017

Filipino wins first Elvis in Asia contest

More than 20 Elvis Presley impersonators shimmied, gyrated and belted out classics like "Jailhouse Rock" in Manila on Saturday at the first Elvis in Asia contest. The King of Rock 'n' Roll died 40 years ago last week and contest organizers said they aimed to ...

/ Aug 20, 2017

China cracks down on lengthy, awkward company names

"Beijing Afraid of Wife Technology" and "What You Looking at Technology" are among the kind of company names that will become a thing of the past under new Chinese government rules. After launching a campaign to eliminate public signs with poor English translations — or ...