Fake plate catches eyes of passers-by
A man from Xingtai has returned home after driving his tractor to Lhasa in the Tibet autonomous region. Liu Ningliang started his journey in Ningjun county on April 7 and reached Lhasa on July 28 after driving his tractor through Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu and Qinghai provinces and the Ningxia Hui autonomous region. Liu, who lived in his tractor during the more than 1,300-kilometer journey, said A man in Zhengzhou nearly died on his wedding day late last month after his friends emptied half a dozen fire extinguishers directly into his face as a practical joke. The groom, who has not been named, collapsed in the wake of the incident and had to be revived by paramedics. Medical experts said the man was lucky to be alive, as the powder inside fire extinguishers is toxic. Such wedding-day pranks, or naodongfang, are common at Chinese wedding ceremonies, particularly in rural areas. A 78-year-old man in Hechi has become something of a local celebrity after fathering two children despite his advanced age. Huang Yousheng had a son with his wife Tan Caiying, who is 43 years his junior, in 2015. Some were skeptical that the boy was Huang’s, so he had a DNA test carried out and went on to father a daughter, who was born last year, to “prove his virility”. Huang, a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, married Tan, a former patient, in 2015. A man in the city’s Mentougou district has been caught using a fake license plate after passers-by noticed that it had too many English letters and posted photos of it online. The 30-year-old, surnamed Dong, was driving around with a plate on his car bearing six English letters, whereas all license plates in China have no more than three such letters, according to traffic police. Dong, who authorities described as an unemployed drug addict, was detained two days after a photo of his fake plate was posted online. He was placed in a detention house and fined 5,000 yuan ($760) as punishment.