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Man Seeks World Rope-Sleeping Record

A Chinese man who claims he can sleep on a rope tied between two trees is hoping to get into the Guinness Books of Records.Gao Yang, 37, says it took him nearly a quarter of a century to master the skill but he can now sleep on the rope for seven hours.Gao, of Anshan, northeastern [...]

Chinese farmer grows baby shaped pears

For Britain’s struggling fruit farmers, things could be about to go even more pear-shaped… A Chinese farmer has invented baby-shaped pears – and he is planning to export his novel idea over here. Plucky farmer Gao Xianzhang has created 10,000 of the mini marvels this season and he plans to take the fruits of his labour to [...]