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Chinese Residents Get Creative During Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus has left many streets across China empty. It looks like a ghost town out there. There are pictures of vacant subway stations in the middle of the afternoon, and apparently even KFC and Starbucks are closed. Chinese residents are working on maintaining their sanity during lockdown by getting real creative with the indoor activities. Good to see some triumph of the spirit during such a troubling and frightening time. 

Twitter users share the ways that they're staying preoccupied during the Coronavirus outbreak | tweet by manyapan how to survive staying indoors during #coronavirus lockdown according to these very important videos making their rounds on chinese social media: firstly don't be afraid to express your feelings and get in touch with your emotions
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How about that panic being expressed by the cameraman. Kid is definitely going places!

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This deeply unsettling announcement recorded on a Beijing-Shanghai bullet train offers a troubling, dystopian vision of the future. He probably got a negative behavior credit for recording the video in the first place. 

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Immigrants From China Share What They Didn't Know Was Censored

Someone on AskReddit asked for immigrants from China to share what they didn't know was censored on the media, until they left China. The resulting insights might put in perspective just how crazy things are over there. 

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Startled American Teaching In China Gets Harsh Cultural Lesson From Campus Security Guard

Sometimes the teachers need to get taught a lesson. That being said, this sounds like one particularly uncomfortable lesson outside the classroom. 

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I can't set my mind on whether I find this eerie or awesome, or awesome because it's eerie. What's going on here? The organization and timing and rhythm is almost coldly robotic. Either coolest principal ever, or something more ominous is at play below the smiley, joyous surface...

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This Chinese Dating Show is A Little Too Honest

The dating game show "If You Are the One" has some moments that could be described as refreshingly honest, relatable, and overwhelmingly sad.

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Twitter Thread Breaks Down China's Fantastic and Hilarious Nicknames for NBA Players

The NBA is big in China, and fans have taken to giving players complex and ridiculous nicknames over the years. Historian Nick Kapur explained this on twitter.

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Twitter is Outraged at Blackface Chinese New Year Sketch

The sketch about African-Chinese relations, featuring a Chinese actress in blackface and wearing prosthetics, was watched by up to 800 million people in China. It's quickly become the center of a controversy about racial ignorance in the country.

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Have you ever wanted to safely stare death in the face and laugh? Now you can. 

Sitting atop Mount Langya in Hebei, China, a glass bridge and observation platform allows you to look down at the 1,476 foot drop below. No cables or harnesses necessary, you can get to the top of Langya by cable car and a 40-minute walk. It's that easy for you to risk it all with minimal risk. 

However, this is the closest I will ever come to this thing:

via Mashable

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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.