Giant Cabbage Statue Erected By Chinese City To Honour The Veg

Cabbage may be regarded in most of the world as a rather boring vegetable but in East China's Shandong province it is regarded with almost reverential awe. That is because selling cabbages is one of the reasons that the area is the richest in China. Although the area is also famous for other agricultural products including wine... weiter




Builder Attacked With Axe And Buried Alive After Asking For Wages

A Polish builder who asked to be paid was beaten up and dragged into a wood by his boss and a foreman where they tried to chop off his head with an axe and then dug a hole and buried him in the ground when they thought he was dead. Jobless Dominik Borkovski, 23, from the city of Katowice in south-eastern Poland... weiter




Brit Tourist Beaten Up After Accusing Romanian Taxi Driver Of Overcharging

A British tourist in Romania was hospitalised after he tried to take a video of a taxicab license plate whose driver charged him almost 10 times the usual rate for a trip from the train station to his hotel. Michael Shaw, 39, was furious when he realised that instead of paying 1.50 GBP which was the usual rate for the six kilometre trip to his... weiter





Man Beaten Up After Fighting Off Women Attacking Young Girl

Dozens of people sat around watching as a young girl was beaten to the floor in a savage attack by five other young women in a restaurant in China, yet when a man waded in and tried to fight the women off the outraged onlookers attacked him - and dragged him away for a beating because he was attacking women... weiter




Patient Blows Up Hospital Ward After Sneaking Cigarette In Oxygen Chamber

A Chinese man blew up a hospital ward and killed himself after he tried to sneak a cigarette while undergoing treatment in a high-pressure hyperbaric oxygen chamber. The expensive therapy involves the patient being placed in a sealed chamber in which the pressure is increased and the atmosphere inside is saturated with an oxygen rich mixture... weiter




Dad Finds Croc In Bathroom When Going For A Shower

An Indian man got a shock when he went to take a shower - and almost stood on a huge crocodile that was hiding in his bathroom. Kalpesh Patel, 41, said: "At first I didn't even know if it was alive, I just stood there staring at it in my bath robe and then suddenly I saw it blink, and I turned round and ran off as fast as I could - slamming the... weiter




Tourist Trips To War Zone Advertised In Ukraine

Opportunist tourism companies have sprung up in the Ukraine offering visitors trips to the war zone, with prices starting at 50 GBP and including a flak jacket. The trips to the battle zone in the east of the country where hundreds of people have been killed range from the cheaper end to the more expensive 400 GBP outings to areas where there is... weiter




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