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Death by Ass Eel (not) Debunked

So a week back or so, a number of friends read an article about death by rectal eel and immediately thought of me. For those of you who missed the story, it went a little something like this: * Chinese man gets drunk with friends and passes out * Friends think it would be hilarious…

The Economics of the Ivory Trade

As reported in the NY Times and elsewhere, an auction of 108 metric tons of ivory took place today in Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The buyers were exclusively from China and Japan. Not surprisingly, this sale has raised the ire of animal welfare groups, such as the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).…

After a recent heat wave in China’s Sichuan province, local cats sprouted strange appendages resembling wings, as reported in the Bill Moyer’s Journal of England, the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail claims to have spoken with genetic experts (i.e. Nigel in the mail room) who said that these growths come from “poor grooming, a genetic…

PIG MONKEY!!!

Oh good God. We are reprinting this article in its entirety from the Orange News because it is just too good. Check it! Curious locals flocked to the home of owner Feng Changlin after news of the piglet spread in Fengzhang village, Xiping township. “It’s hideous. No one will be willing to buy it, and…