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Via: China Daily
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How did you celebrate the New Year? Get drunk? Thought so.

Well, not to make you feel bad, but this dude put together a 200,000-piece Lego Rooster for a Lego float to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster.

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Commissioned by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the rooster stands at six-and-a-half feet tall (that’s taller than my dad!) and took five people a month and a half to complete.

Andy Hung, Hong Kong’s only certified Lego Professional builder says, "I wanted to use Lego pieces that resonate with people from the East and impress my audience.

Congratulations, Andy, you’ve succeeded. Now get on that float and take a bow.

Via: AJ+
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Li Chenxi (27) is trying to avoid the disparaging title of "sheng nu," or "leftover woman," so she rented a boyfriend to bring home to her family for Chinese New Year.

Every Chinese New Year is basically one large family reunion and Li Chenxi is trying to avoid the inevitable questions of why she'll be alone forever. There's a major stigma in China, a culture that often attaches unflattering labels to the unmarried, so the pressure is on.

Watch how Li Chenxi picks out a boyfriend named Sean (24) and then tries to convince her family that the two are in love.

*Renting a BF is $150, with an extra charge for a kiss and a cuddle.

Here's the full video from Al Jazeera:

win Chinese couple marries in a hammock suspended 180 meters up at Shiniuzhai National Geopark
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Zhou Wenlong and Jiang Huizhu got a very memorable wedding, saying 'I do' in a hammock suspended 180 meters in the air at the Shiniuzhai National Geopark in Hunan province. 

Via: People's Daily 人民日报
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He's got a steel pipe and he's not afraid to use it.

Ahh, Thanksgiving. Turkey, pumpkin pie, stuffing, rampant consumerism...

Thanksgiving as we know it is only celebrated in America, but many other countries have their own unique celebrations which are all meant to give thanks and celebrate the end of the season's harvest. Presumably, they all copied America because they thought our idea was so cool. Here are a few of the more famous festivals.

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