Nearly 10 million high school students sat China’s national college entrance exams last weekend. The ‘Gaokao’ is a fiercely competitive, make-or-break test that determines the path of a student’s life. Some tried to improve their chances by using high-tech equipment straight out of a James Bond film.
Police have released photos of some of the devices they confiscated, such as a camera hidden in a pair of glasses and a tiny receiver that looks like a coin.
A hidden coil in a shirt, two batteries, a mobile phone and a receiver are displayed after being found on a student about to take an exam, in Chengdu, Sichuan province, China. (Reuters)
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Picture the scene. 150 people, an empty swimming pool and loads of fake blood and guts, on October 18, 2013 in Dagenham, England. Cue bloody hands flinging gore, guts and entrails at each other, all captured in a glorious high-definition video – it’s mobile network giffgaff’s latest offering to celebrate Halloween in a different way. Run by its members, giffgaff is a different way of doing mobile, and being different takes guts. Inspired by the infamous and spectacularly fun La Tomatina Spanish tomato fight, giffgaff’s brave and battle-ready volunteers used fake blood and guts to create a bloody but entertaining mess. Intestines whizz through the air like barbaric slingshots and dismembered eyeballs are hurled into the fray with the dramatic action caught on camera by directors Jonas & Francois (who’ve created music videos for Justice, Kanye West, Iggy Azalea, Madonna and many others). The gory clash is set to “Walk of Shame”, the new track from hot LA rock duo Deap Valley.
To mark Halloween, 150 teens descended upon a swimming pool in Essex to help mobile network giffgaff recreate the famous Tomatina tomato fight… only this time, with blood and guts. Different takes #giffgaffguts. On October 18, 2013 in Dagenham, England. Photos by Dave J. Hogan/Getty Images for giffgaff. Continue reading »
About 3,000 Baekseok University students create the shape of a drop of blood at a ski resort in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. The Korean National Red Cross and the faculty arranged the event as part of a campaign to encourage blood donation. They plan to seek a listing for the “World’s largest blood drop” by Guinness World Records. (Shin Jun-hee/Yonhap/Associated Press)
Russian students launch paper lanterns during a flashmob action marking ‘Day of Knowledge’ in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 1. The Day of Knowledge marks the beginning of every school year in Russia. (Anatoly Maltsev / EPA) Continue reading »
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