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Man breaks record for being buried alive (China Daily)

In today’s trending, man is buried alive for 11 minutes, porn broadcast on public screen, 60-year-old’s motorcycle diaries, and graduates receive auspicious bowls as gifts.

Wang Lei was carried out from the “tomb” after being buried inside it for 11 minutes and 48 seconds in Dezhou, East China’s Shandong province, on June 20. [Photo/CFP]

Man experiences being buried alive

A man in Dezhou, East China’s Shandong province chose to bury himself in a “tomb” to experience what is like to be dead.

Wang Lei, 24, challenged himself by burying himself underground, where he held his breath for 11 minutes and 48 seconds before being dug out at a public show at a park, on June 20, reported.

He took a deep breath before the challenge. About ten minutes later, he was carried out from the “tomb” and received emergency first aid before he could stand up.

He is about to challenge the Guinness record, the report said.

In our next story, porn is broadcast on a public screen, stopping traffic.

A video screengrab shows a man walking past a large screen showing pornography in Mudanjiang, Northeast China’s Heilongjiang province, June 23, 2015.

Public porn broadcast stops traffic

Vehicles braking abruptly in the middle of a road, a crowd gathering to stare in astonishment…

Citizens of Mudanjiang, a city of nearly 3 million not far from the Russian border in the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, were surprised to watch a 30-second pornography clip on a large public screen on Tuesday.

The public screen was located right by the side of a busy road and directly opposite a large hospital.

A staff member on the hotline of the hospital nearby said he had no idea who owned the screen, and he only vaguely remembered it used to belong to a certain construction site, but it remained unused for the past two or three years, reported.

In our next story, meet the retiree who went on an epic motorcycle journey.

Deng takes a picture with his motorcycle during his nine month trip. [Photo/CFP]

Retiree’s motorcycle diaries

Have you planned what to do after you retire? A man in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan province, who spent nine months travelling alone in China and Southeast Asia by motorcycle may provide some inspiration, according to a report from West China Metropolitan News on Jun 20, 2015.

Deng Zongquan, a retired man in his 60s, loves travelling and photography. In more than 9 months from last year to this year, he covered more than half of China including provinces like Sichuan, Shannxi, Ningxia, Xinjiang, and then countries in Southeast Asia such as Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.

His equipment is simple: a motorcycle, a tent, a pressure cooker and daily ingredients. They don’t cost much.

Deng is not poor. He has cars at home. But he loves to travel by motorcycle, live in a tent and make meals by himself.

“I prefer to spend little on travel because I want to make myself stronger and taste life,” Deng told the reporter.

Deng travelled almost 200 kilometers per day and covered about 54,000 kilometers in total on this trip.

In our final story, lucky bowls for graduates.

Students receive their graduation gifts at East China Jiaotong University in Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi province, June 23, 2015. [Photo/CFP]

Graduates get bowls as gifts

It is graduation season, and everyone who is about to step into the real world from their “ivory towers” is full of anticipation.

Each graduate of East China Jiaotong University received a porcelain bowl on Tuesday.

The gifts, dubbed “gold bowls” by the students, have auspicious meaning in Chinese, implying good wishes for a well-paid job.

Chinese like to send gifts with good meanings. An earlier report said a high school gave lucky money to college entrance exam takers before the gaokao.

That’s all for today’s trending, do check back tomorrow for more!

A student shows his porcelain bowl at East China Jiaotong University in Nanchang, capital city of Jiangxi province, June 23, 2015. [Photo/CFP]