Thousands of toads were spotted on May 9 at a bridge in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, China. According to local expert, the toads were enduring mass migration because of depleting oxygen resource in a nearby river.
However, it seems like their chance of survival are not good on the road either…
[Update] This story was first shared before the Sichuan earthquake on May 12.
There are speculations that the mass migration was an omen. And the rumours heated up as similar sighting was spotted in Mianzhu, one of the quake affected areas, just a few days before the disaster struck.
Personally, I don’t think the migrations and quake are related. The world is full of mysteries though, I am not sure despite scientific explanations.
Regardless, what really matters now is to rescue the possible survivors and help with the relieve efforts. See what you can do OK?
“We are huge Transformers fans, and grew up with them on TV and in comic books. We always wanted to have our own transformer, a real one,” says graphic designer Sui Lulu.
He says they picked the Citroen C2 because it’s small: “We originally wanted to make the figure of Optimus Prime, who is transformed from a truck.
“But we calculated that the final figure would be around seven storeys high, and we couldn’t find room for it. So we went with the Citroen C2.” [via Spluch]
Leading Buddhist monks from around the world gathered in Changzhou, China, on April 30 to inaugurate the world’s tallest pagoda. Image and story via ChinaDaily.
The Tianning Pagoda has 13 storeys and a height of 153.79 metres. It’s part of the Tianning Temple which dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618–907). The design of the pagoda also mimics architecture from that era. It took five years and US$38.5 million to build the pagoda.
There’s no official record for the world’s tallest pagoda, so it’s a self-proclaimed thing. There’s not many giant pagodas around the globe though, and no one seems to dispute about the feat. The previous tallest pagoda is (unofficially) the Shwedagon Zedi Daw [wiki] in Burma which is 99 metres tall.