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  • Don’t try this at home

    Spider-Man has nothing on a thrifty Chinese woman named Ma Jei.

    Recently, Ma Jei decided she wanted to take a tour of a nearby tourist attraction, Zhonghau Castle, in eastern China. To avoid paying the $3.90 admission fee (there's a global recession going on, people), Ma Jei clambered up the castle wall to get in.

    The 70-foot high castle wall. No ropes. No chalk. No safety harness. (Did we mention that the castle wall is 70 FEET HIGH?)

    In fact, she made it look so easy that a couple of other tourists tried to follow her lead, which resulted in several broken legs and police rescues. Later, Ma Jei admitted that she had climbed the wall successfully many times in the past, to get around the admission fee.

    Don't try this at home, kids.

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  • A whale of a tale

    Man may have crawled out of the primordial ooze, but whales crawling out of the ocean?

    British officials may have thought that when they came upon a 33-foot-long sei whale in a grassy Yorkshire field. The nearest body of water was almost 800 yards away. Experts don't know how it got there, but suspect that it was washed ashore by an exceptionally high tide.

    Sadly, sei whales are endangered. But you know what, whales? That's why you get when you start wandering around far "afield." Water, good. Land, bad.

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