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Last Week in Viral News

The week in weird.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 September, 2016, 11:38am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:28pm

Sep 10, Sat: A man opens a box of assorted sushi he had purchased from a supermarket in Tsuen Wan—only to discover white worms wriggling on the surface of some raw tuna. He reports the incident to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department, who take the sushi away for testing.

Sep 11, Sun: A man falls onto an awning after jumping from a multi-story carpark in Yau Ma Tei. Bouncing off the awning, his body strikes a security guard. Police and paramedics rush the pair to hospital, where the man is pronounced dead. The security guard is being treated for serious injuries. An investigation is underway.

Sep 12, Mon: A photo goes viral: It shows a car wrapped entirely in red paper, its grill and headlights outlined with black marker—giving it an eerie resemblance to a paper offering for the dead. Netizens comment on how impressive the car looks, speculating that the car’s owner would probably like an offering of this sort in the afterlife. 

Sep 13, Tue: It’s just prior to Mid-Autumn Festival, and residents form up outside a bakery to redeem coupons for mooncakes. One man, overcome with festive good cheer, jumps the queue, and an altercation ensues, with several people trading blows, knocking the queue-jumper to the ground. Bakery staff call the police, but the crowd disperses before officers arrive.

Sep 14, Wed: Another viral photo: A 64-year-old woman is leaving a KFC restaurant in Wan Chai when she slips and lands on her posterior. She initially assumes she slipped in some ice cream, but visual and olfactory evidence suggests the substance on her thigh and all over the floor is excrement. She calls the police and is taken to hospital for tests. The KFC branch manager says that despite combing surveillance footage, they have not been able to identify the source of the ghastly deposit.

Sep 15, Thur: A 71-year-old woman breaks into a dog breeder’s kennels in Sheung Shui and attacks the animals with a knife, killing four and wounding six others. The woman is arrested at the scene. The kennel owner tells media that the attacker is a distant relative with a long-held grievance and a history of animal abuse.

Sept 16, Fri: Two foot masseurs spend the night at their workplace in Yau Ma Tei after hotpot and drinks. At around 6am, one of them wakes the other, who flies into a frenzy, picking up a knife and causing multiple injuries to his colleague’s neck, waist and arms. The injured man tries to flee the shop but collapses. Passersby call police, who catch the suspect attempting to remove bloodstains from his clothes in a nearby public restroom. The injured man is hospitalized and an investigation is underway.