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HK Magazine Archive

Last Week in Viral News

We take a look back at the local news that spread like wildfire.

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 June, 2016, 12:33pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 5:10pm

May 28, Sat: An expectant mother turns to an online forum for help: Her mother-in-law, who will be taking care of her baby, advised the woman that she should clean her baby’s mouth often with Chinese herbs, or with cockroach feces if the herbs were unavailable. The woman spoke out against the idea, but her mother-in-law insisted that her baby would only know learn to nurse if its mouth had been wiped with cockroach droppings. The woman says she’s worried her mother-in-law would be offended if she hired a nanny.

May 29, Sun: MTR employees put up a sign at the Kwun Tong MTR station: “Platform lift is out of service, passengers in need please use Ngau Tau Kok Station or Lam Tin Station.”

May 30, Mon: At around 9pm, near Li Yuen Street West in Central, a Caucasian man allegedly attacks a police sergeant, who calls for backup. Fellow officers arrive to subdue the man and he is arrested on suspicion of attacking a police officer. The man appears to resist arrest while shouting in Cantonese, “I’m sorry! I’m sorry!” The station sergeant is sent to hospital for injuries to his face and arm. An investigation is underway.

May 31, Tue: In Kwun Tong, a dead fish the size of a hand falls onto the hood of a Mercedes-Benz before bouncing on to the ground. The owner of the car calls the police for help: Police arrive to investigate, but are unable to determine the fish’s point of origin.

Jun 1, Wed: A photo uploaded to Facebook goes viral: A Kwai Tsing resident wakes up to see what appears to be a used condom dangling from her clothes drying rack. Netizens urge the woman to take the condom for DNA testing. One netizen suggests that the woman inseminate herself with the semen and raise the baby as an act of revenge on the man who left the condom on her drying rack.

Jun 2, Thu: At the District Court, a man is sentenced to two and a half years in prison for molesting his 9-year-old daughter while his wife was away on a business trip. Earlier, it was revealed in court that when his wife confronted him about the crime, the man claimed that he had mistaken his daughter for her.

Jun 3, Fri: At around 8pm at the Star Ferry Pier in Tsim Sha Tsui, a man is seen holding a sign charging people $10 to slap his face. A passerby gives him $30 to slap him three times. It is later revealed that the slapping was part of a short film project.