It's not just anyone who can find out what's afoot at New World China Land. You need to have a lot of time on your hands. You also have to be bilingual. That's according to the instructions on the 580-page mega-tome, New World China Land prospectus. Webb-site.com editor David Webb was about to wade in when he spotted a note on the book's back cover telling him not to bother. It seems he wasn't qualified. 'This prospectus comprises two volumes, the English volume and the Chinese volume and both volumes should be read together,' it said. So if you're interested in buying shares with this particular listing candidate, you need to be willing to fight your way through more than 1,100 pages spanning two of the world's most difficult languages. Sounds a bit heavy for a firm that's trying to float. Ever been to The Peak museum? The one starring a guy who sticks billiard balls in his mouth? If you have, you probably think you were inside one of the world's odder museums. But you're wrong. Tokyo's parasitology museum is much odder. It's main attraction is a nine-metre tapeworm. And in Iceland, there's a museum of phallilology featuring, you guessed it, a bunch of phallic things. Lai See is particularly intrigued by the underpants museum in Brussels. That's where people go to stare at the knickers of the rich and famous. Well, the knickers of Belgian television personalities, at any rate. All three were featured on a list of weird museums that recently appeared in Britain's Independent Magazine. But we think the Independent people have overlooked a few worthy candidates. For who could forget the museum of dog collars in Kent, England? Or the harrowing contraception contraptions on display in the Toronto museum of contraception? And who wouldn't be reeled in by the fishing rod museum in Morpeth, England? We also think Hong Kong's own Museum of Medical Science deserves a mention. The highlight is the historic table where physicians of old once scraped cow-pox infected skin from cows to make the smallpox vaccine. We hear there used to be a restaurant attached to it, but for some reason, the post-museum crowd never seemed to be in the mood for its steak specials. We do love a good prize giveaway. That's why we were so excited to learn that DHL Worldwide Express was poised to shower hundreds of gifts on a breathless public. The firm is giving away no less than 200 prizes to people who use its 'book a pickup' service or opens a DHL account on its new bilingual Web site. But before you lunge for your computer mouse, you might want to glance at the prize list. First prize is a pen, second place gets a Mickey Mouse puzzle and third takes home a fabulous DHL Europe First Magnet holder. Wow. No word on what the other, lesser prizes might be. We're guessing naval lint. Remember the opening of Chek Lap Kok airport? Remember the mayhem, the fury, the shame and the blame? Well, the people at the Hong Kong Air Port Managers Association actually celebrated the recent anniversary of the day Chek Lap Kok's first plane-load of passengers flew into a rage. They threw a $350 a ticket dinner party, complete with lucky dip. One traffic controller decided to go along even though he was doing an overnight shift starting at 9:30pm. He didn't want to be late for work, so he slipped off before dessert. The plane spotter was later told he'd won two round-the-world tickets with Gulf Air. Unfortunately the airport people had decided he couldn't have it because he'd left just before the dip. But it's not his fault he had to work, friends and colleagues had objected. Why don't you let his manager claim it on his behalf? Nope, said the organisers. Rules are rules. He loses the prize. Friends told the crestfallen controller he really should have delayed his exit, stayed for the dip and shown up late for work. Lai See quite agrees. It seems only fitting that airport managers should mark this particular anniversary by creating a delay.