A 17-year-old Chinese student is having serious health problem after selling one of his kidneys to buy an iPad 2 and a laptop in late April.
The teenager sold his kidney for RMB22000 (~US$3400) at a hospital in Hunan after finding the deal from an online advertisement. His mother became suspicious after he brought home the gadgets, and reported to the police after knowing the truth.
Organ trading is illegal in China (and most countries), but not monitored strictly in some cases. The alleged hospital said that merely rented out the room and had no idea about the incident, while the online contacts were unreachable after the surgery. And I guess the authority won’t have much interest to deal this any further.
It’s beyond my imagination that someone would sell their body parts of something that’s not a necessity. It’s just f**ked up.
The New Ark Hotel in Changsha, Hunan Province, was completed in June 2010 and is able to withstand a magnitude nine earthquake despite its rapid rise.
3,009 people in China’s Changsha City worked together to break the Guinness World Record for having the most people skipping rope simultaneously. The previous record was set by 2,474 Hong Kong folks in January 2005.
Nothing beats China when it comes to human power. It’s probably just a matter of time before the Chinese took over all records that involve “the most people doing something simultaneously.” Image via Rednet.cn.