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THE WEEK Apr 24: Wooden spoon ping pong

Updated: 2015-04-24
By THE WEEK (chinadaily.com.cn)

Wooden spoon ping pong
Chinese Ping Pong champion Deng Yaping proved that Hollywood stardom is no match for a mean backhand when she challenged Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch to game of Ping Pong. But this wasn't just any game. To give Cumberbatch a fighting chance, Deng played with a wooden spoon, telling the actor "My mother used it for cooking".
To clarify, kitchen utensils in the United Kingdom are more commonly used as weapons than anything resembling cooking, which explains a lot about British cuisine.
Not only was Cumberbatch roundly beaten by Yaping, the set ended with him almost swallowing the ping pong ball when it landed in his mouth, prompting women all over China to sigh and say, "I wish I was that Ping Pong ball."

What? Like it's hard
In the United States an American security expert hacked into the entertainment systems of a 737 just to prove his theory that the plane's entertainment system is flawed and hackable, to which Hollywood starlet Reece Witherspoon replied, "And? My movies infiltrated all in-flight entertainment years ago."

Where are my dragons!?
We know century eggs may be a popular Chinese snack, but what about several millennium eggs? That's what workmen in the Chinese city of Heyuan found when they stumbled across 43 fossilized dinosaur eggs. The men were doing road works when they made the discovery, which raises the question, how on earth did they know that these lumpy rock things were dinosaur eggs? Is there some construction guy with a shovel all like "Yeah I dabble in paleontology in my spare time? Wait a minute, is that a dinosaur egg!”
The fossils were handed over to the Heyuan Dinosaur Museum where we can only hope a mad scientist has gotten his hands on them and is figuring out a way to hatch the pre-historic beasts at this very moment. Give me my dragons!

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