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THE WEEK Aug 9: What's cookin'?

Updated: 2013-08-08
By THE WEEK (chinadaily.com.cn)
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Bite into a $320,000 burger
Researchers used science to grow muscle tissue from a cow and create the world's first test-tube burger. It was served up and tasted in London for the first time, and the flavor may not have lived up to the cost. Still, the science has potential to completely revolutionize the way humans eat meat. So check out what one of the tasters said about eating the burger, and find out what she really meant.

Redneck competition underway
A group of Americans known as rednecks - people who typically work outside, enjoy the outdoors and are the subject of a number of light-hearted jokes - are competing in a variety of outrageous competitions this week. Some of the events include bobbing for pig feet, driving cars through mud and carrying a person's wife through a race. It's weird stuff, but it sure is fun to watch!

Bad drivers, bad passengers
A woman in South Korea failed miserably in a test to get her driver's license. Thankfully, she was filming the entire ordeal, which may have been the worst driver's test in the history of cars. Just like there are bad drivers, there are also bad passengers. Just ask one guy who tried to help his friend get over his fear of flying.

This wacky world!
A Russian man was arrested after he was caught stealing entire road, which begs the question: How did police get to his house?

After sinking his yacht, a South African man rescued his dog first and then swam back to the boat to rescue his wife. I'm guessing he'll be in the dog house for quite some time.

Princeton Review released its annual list of America's best party schools. My alma mater, the University of Iowa, took the top spot. The list is also known to represent the schools that will see the biggest decrease in Chinese enrollment.

A WWE-like exhibition for kung fu masters took place in Urumqi (Capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region) this week. And guess who wasn't there. The guy in this week's best viral video.

Buzz word:

Redneck

According to some people, the name "redneck" came from working-class people working outside, and getting sunburned on the back of their necks. Typically, the word is used to describe a group of people who are from the southern United States, have conservative political and social views and enjoy the rural outdoors. Rednecks typically enjoy drinking beer, driving off-road, fishing and hunting. Redneck humor is a popular form comedy in the United States, especially among Americans in the south.

"If you've ever cut your grass and found a car, you might be a redneck."
"If you've ever been too drunk to fish, you might be a redneck."

-- Jeff Foxworthy, legendary redneck comedian

Director: Sun Tianyuan Graphic Design: Zhang Xiao
Videographer: Cong Ruiting Managing Producer: Andrew Xing
Producer: Chris Clark Executive Producer: Flora Yue
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