China cracked down on funeral strip-teases.
Funeral strip-teases, a new phenomenon sweeping rural China (and old-ish phenomenon that's already swept up Thailand), has become so out of control that the Ministry of Culture has launched a campaign this week to crack down on the performances. According to AP, it is a common belief in rural China that "large attendance at funerals is a sign of honor for the deceased." Strip-teases are used to up that attendance number. Because if your legacy isn't enough to draw a crowd -- stripping! (Huffington Post)
Here's a closer look at the phenomenon from a 2012 National Geographic segment.
A dog was rescued after 15 days of living under a concrete slab.
A BBC broadcaster misspelled "education" in a live broadcast about education.
A Colorado man was cited for "killing" unresponsive computer.
Colorado police records reveal that a 37-year-old man brought his computer into an alleyway and shot it eight times with a handgun. According to The Colorado Springs Gazette, the man apparently told police that he didn't know he was breaking the law. (Reuters)
Segway polo (that's the sport polo played on a motorized scooter) became a real thing.
Britain hosted the first-ever international Segway Polo tournament. Reuters describes the sport as "a cross between polo and hockey on a motorized scooter with oversized wheels." Teams from Germany, Finland, Barbados and Britain all competed. (Reuters)