The Post's Around the Nation column can be weird, wonderful and wacky. Here are some of the highlights from 2005 The country's growing love affair with the car shows up in sales figures and growing traffic jams, but you have to look a bit harder for evidence of its growing role in love affairs. Take for instance the young driver in Hangzhou , Zhejiang , who deliberately violated traffic rules for three months to attract the attention of an attractive female police officer. He received more than 10 tickets from the officer for illegal lane changes, but it all paid off, the Today Morning Express reported, when they finally started dating. Then there is the BMW owner who returned to a car park in Panjin , Liaoning , to find a love letter from an admirer under his door handle? According to a Liaoshen Evening News report, the letter said: 'I love you because you have a BMW.' It also included a telephone number and brief personal introduction. When it comes to embryonic communist capitalism, it's pretty hard to beat the head of a Hebei tourism development company who invented a revolutionary past for Pingshan county to cash in on the red tourism drive. The county had no revolutionary credentials but, as Xinhua reported, that didn't stop the company from inventing some, and enlisting several other companies to build tourism facilities based on that history. The company head ended up facing fraud charges after his unwitting partners, who invested more than 3 million yuan in the project, realised there was a problem. Paper profits took on a whole new meaning for three mail room workers at Guangdong's South China University of Technology who sold more than 5,000 letters, addressed to students, to paper recyclers. The Information Times reported they were sentenced to between four and six months' jail for stealing the letters. Funding of the education system can be patchy at times and authorities in Kunming , Yunnan , may have missed out on a lucrative sponsorship opportunity when they demanded a school recall its new uniforms. The primary school uniforms were emblazoned with commercial logos, including one for Marlboro. They say that if you count the fen, the yuan will take care of themselves - and that also apparently works with flies. Beijing fly hunter Huang Baolin was given more than 1,000 yuan by Ningbo philanthropist Hu Xilin for killing more than 5kg of flies over the past decade. The Beijing News reported Mr Hu, also a fly hunter and clearly a man with a mission, set up a personal foundation to reward people for killing large numbers of the insects. You might think that taking nude photos for a living would be money for jam, but standards do have to be upheld. Chongqing photographer He Fang ended up being accused of discrimination after refusing to take nude photographs of a woman because she did not have a degree. A Chongqing Morning Post report said the woman asked him to take the photos as a memento of her youth, but he refused, saying nude subjects needed to be well-educated and elegant or the results would not be of a high standard. Many mainlanders do not have wives, but that also presents commercial opportunities. A farmer, in Shaanxi's Xixiang county, unearthed the remains of six women from a village cemetery and headed to Shanxi to sell the corpses to the families of deceased unmarried men. The Sanqin Daily reported that Yang Jinyu said he had heard that in Shanxi, relatives of a single dead man often looked for the skeleton of a woman to bury with him. The going price for a female skeleton was 300 to 500 yuan. Yang was detained by Xian police. And if that's all too much for you, maybe you'd like to curl up with a bowl of mum's homemade wonton? One mother flew from the southern city of Fuzhou to Qingdao , Shandong , to deliver a bowl of homemade wonton to her son at university. The Qingdao Morning News reported the food was still warm when she arrived.