Chinese Woman Car Kissing Contest
A 27-year-old Chinese woman won the chance to buy a car for the equivalent of 6p by kissing it for more than 24 hours.
A shopping mall in Beijing invited people to kiss six Chevrolet cars with the one lasting the longest being given the chance to buy the car for just one yuan.
The cars, parked in the lobby of the Xizhimen Jiamao Shopping Centre, had plastic nipples attached to them, reports the Beijing News.
Participants had to kiss the nipples without touching the car. They were allowed a ten minute break every seven hours.
More than 400 people applied to take part in the game, but only 120 were selected, since each car had only 20 nipples.
After 24 hours, there were still 28 participants left so the mall introduced new rules requiring them to stand on one foot with their hand behind their back.
The final winner was Zhang Cunying who was so tired by the end of the ordeal that she could not stand up unaided.
She said: "I was learning dancing, so the body flexibility helped a lot. But the main winning factor was my faith."
Age No Barrier for Man 24 and Woman 82
Reinaldo Waveqche (L), aged 24, kisses his new wife Adelfa Marta Volpes, aged 82, after they got married in the city of Santa Fe, 490 km (305 miles) north of Buenos Aires, September 28, 2007. The couple, who had been living together since he was 15, will spend their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A 24-YEAR-OLD man who married an 82-year-old woman in Argentina on Friday insists it is a union based on "great love" rather than money.
Reinaldo Waveqche, who has lived with his elderly lover, Adelfa Volpes, since the age of 15, said he preferred "mature women".
Ms Volpes, a retiree who is single and has no children, said their age difference had never mattered to either of them.
"I am very pleased," she said.
"Reinaldo is marvellous: very good, kind and educated. The age difference has never been important for us."
Surrounded by family, friends and media, the couple made their vows in a civil ceremony because the octogenarian said she would feel "ridiculous" in a church wedding.
Mr Waveqche said their relationship, which began after the death of his mother, was based on respect and love.
Ms Volpes, a friend of his late mother, had offered him a home when he was "only a boy", he said.
She said there had been an instant connection from the moment he moved in at 15, but it did not turn into romance until he turned 18. She confirmed that she instigated the romance.
Mr Waveqche, who is unemployed, and Ms Volpes will spend their honeymoon in Rio de Janeiro.
Russian Woman Gives Birth to 17lb Child
A Siberian woman who gave birth to her 12th child - doing more than her fair share to stem Russia's population decline - was stunned to find that little Nadia weighed in at a massive 17.1 lb (7.75kg).
Nadia was delivered by caesarean section in the local maternity hospital in the Altai region on September 17, joining eight sisters and three brothers, a local reporter said.
"We were all simply in shock," said Nadia's mother, Tatyana Barabanova, 43. "What did the father say? He couldn't say a thing - he just stood there blinking."
"I ate everything, we don't have the money for special foods so I just ate potatoes, noodles and tomatoes," she told the reporter, adding that all her previous babies had weighed more than 5 kg.
The Guinness World Records lists a 10.2 kg baby boy born in Italy in 1955, and a 10.8 kg baby boy who was born in the United States in 1879 but died 11 hours later.
The average weight for most healthy newborn babies is around 7.06 lb, according to World Health Organisation figures.
Twins Marry Same Woman
BADAUN (UP): Twins are known to have the same habits and likings, but being close to the extent of falling in love with the same woman and marrying her is something unheard of, except for the people of Palia Gujar village in Uttar Pradesh.
Twins Kunwarpal and Chandrapal Singh from Dataganj tehsil in Badaun, who have earned the nicknames Ram and Shyam or just 'jodi' because of their closeness, married Madhubala, a resident of a neighbouring village, after both of them fell in love with her.
The unusual union notwithstanding, their family, which includes seven children, lives happily, said villagers.
While their eldest son is pursuing a bachelor's degree in science, the youngest is just five years old.
In school records, the names of both the twins have been mentioned in the column for the father's name.
People recounted several instances when the brothers fought tooth and nail to remain together.
The brothers, both post-graduates, even quit their jobs in Delhi which forced them to live separately, and returned to their village to farm their land to remain together.
People recalled that when Kunwarpal was once arrested and sent to jail due to some dispute, Chandrapal started fighting with police in an attempt to accompany his brother to prison.
Police eventually freed Kunwarpal to help them remain together, they said.
Neighbours, who can barely differentiate between the two because of their close resemblance despite seeing them every day, said the closeness they share is unique and they could perhaps be one of a kind.