Friday, May 21, 2010

Two Chinese men and 'suspicious liquid' spark air alert

Here's an intriguing little story.

A US-bound Delta Air Lines flight turned back to Japan after two Chinese passengers locked themselves in a toilet with what authorities said was a container of suspicious liquid.

The pilot of the Boeing 747-400 with 407 passengers and crew bound for Minneapolis turned around three hours into the flight from Tokyo after the two men refused to leave the toilet.

The pair, both in their 20s, had boarded the flight during an earlier stop in Shanghai.

So the question must be: What was the liquid that two Chinese men would want to take into a toilet? Would anyone care to guess?

Story: Hong Kong Standard

Monday, May 17, 2010

Use a rice cooker to make bread!

Yes, it's true! I saw it on the internet!

Apparently if you own a modern rice cooker i.e. one with a timer function, not the old fashioned ones that that just have an On/Keep Warm button, you can actually 'hack' it to turn it into a breadmaker. And if people's comments are to be believed, the results aren't even that bad.

Get the lowdown from The Lazy Chef.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Differences Between Chinese and Japanese Women

A cheeky (and slightly narrow) examination of how Chinese and Japanese women differ, as found on

But what would the list for Chinese and Japanese men be like, I wonder? :)

Link: 14 Differences Between Japanese Women & Chinese Women