Owner of Submerged Car Asleep, but not at the Wheel

[Cover Picture: Penghu Times] A fisherman at Makung Harbor, Penghu County yesterday reported that a car had gone over the wharf and was upside down under the water. Police, Firefighters, and Coast Guard rushed to the scene for search and rescue operations. Six rescue vehicles, a boat, five scuba divers and a total of 16 personnel were dispatched to the harbor. However, no occupants were found in the vehicle. The divers, working in poor visibility, reported that the vehicle was

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Construction Bureau orders Health Bureau to be Thrown into the Toilet

An official document issued to district offices by the Taichung Construction Bureau ordered that the Health Bureau is to be thrown directly into the toilet. The document caused a lot of laughter among staff in both departments. The order was meant to tell staff that from July 1, toilet paper is to be thrown directly into the toilet. However, a typo resulted in the word “bureau” being printed instead of the word “paper.” See previous article: Flush, Don’t Blush Construction

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Man in Coma After Jumping Out of Moving Car

A man jumped out of a moving vehicle in Hsinchu County yesterday, resulting in a severe head injury and inter-cranial bleeding. The 38 year-old man named Chen, jumped out of the backseat after having a fight with his girlfriend, who was driving. Ms Gao, also 38, kept driving after Chen jumped, and has been charged by police for leaving the scene of an accident. Gao, who was distraught when told of the seriousness of Chen’s injuries, told police she thought

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Woman Falls From Third Floor and Goes Back to Sleep

A 51 year-old woman in Taichung fell from the third floor of a building and landed on a first floor awning. Her legs crashed through the awning, leaving her upper body resting on top. Ambulance officers found the woman bruised and unconscious, but not seriously injured. Family members told them the woman had taken sleeping pills and had been hanging a quilt on the third floor balcony when she fell. Firefighters received a report at around 5:00am that a woman

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Dog Groomed in Convenience Store Dining Area

Pictures of a couple grooming a dog on a convenience store dining table sparked outrage among Taiwanese netizens after they were uploaded to social media. The pictures appeared on a popular breaking news Facebook page. Although the location of the store was unspecified, it could be clearly seen that the incident occurred in a Taiwan 7-11 store. The pictures showed dog hair strewn over the table and on the floor. The pair seem oblivious to customers eating nearby.

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Couple Dies During Car Sex

New Taipei City, Chonghe District. Police were called to a scene in Chonghe City after two people were noticed motionless in a car at around 6:00pm this evening. According to Apple Daily, the BMW had been parked in the spot since Sunday evening. A man and a woman were found with the lower halves of their bodies naked. Police said the woman appears to have been giving the man oral sex when she died. The couple has been described as

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Woman Gets Stuck 18 Floors Up

[Picture: CNA] New Taipei City, Yonghe District. A 26 year-old woman was rescued by firefighters this morning after becoming wedged between an air-conditioning unit and the wall of her 18th floor apartment. In the early hours of the morning, Ms Weng and her cohabiting girlfriend, Ms Lin, 37, had an argument while on their way home after drinking. Ms Lin jumped out of the vehicle they were traveling in and suffered foot injuries. After Lin was taken to hospital, Weng

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Taipei Mayor Falls for New Running Track

Taipei City Mayor, Ko, Wen-je (柯文哲) tried out the new running track at the refurbished Taipei Municipal Stadium, and promptly went face-down after losing his balance this morning, April 7, 2017. Mayor Ko was inspecting the stadium after renovations were completed March 29, ahead of the 2017 Summer Universiade, which is to be hosted by the city August 19-30. The stadium received International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) certification April 4. The mayor posed with a mascot before taking part

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Nipple Slip Embarrasses Kaohsiung LRT

In what may be a new take on “interactive advertising,” Internet users questioned whether an advertising company had deliberately placed an ad so that a button was placed to look like a nipple on an anime character’s breast. Kaohsiung light rail commuters complained that pushing the button felt embarrassing. The ad campaign for the game “Girls und Panzer” features cute schoolgirls displayed on the sides and doors of the rail cars. Users of the light rail are required to push

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Canadian Tourists Have a Beer at Taroko Gorge

A trio of Canadian tourists shocked the public, Christmas Eve, 2016, by climbing to the top of a bridge over Taroko Gorge in Hualian County. The visitors drank beer while taking in the view. TVBS gathered footage from various members of the public who witnessed the incident. One of the bridge-walkers was interviewed at the scene. When asked if he was a professional climber, he responded: “No. I’m a skateboarder.” Another member of the group was filmed making a rapid,

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Visitors Flock to See Trump Chicken in Hualien

[Picture: CTS] A tourist park in Hualien County reports that since the election of Donald Trump as next President of the United States, the park’s golden pheasant has become the star attraction. The bird species, endemic to China, has been re-named the “Trump Chicken” by Chinese speakers, who see an uncanny resemblance to the President-elect, not only in hairstyle, but facial expressions. Harvest Ranch (兆豐農場) has 50 of the birds, and the bird has recently become the most photographed attraction

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