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    2010-01-22 12:02:15     CRIENGLISH.com

A new regulation issued by a company in Chongqing requires its employees to sign a premarital agreement, wherein they promise to return twice the sum they received as cash gifts from their colleagues in case their marriage ends in divorce.

Jia Lichun, manager of the company, said he had to introduce the regulation since 65 percent of his employees were born in the 1980s.

He said: "Youngsters don't take marriage seriously and often resort to divorce after a minor dispute."


Doctors at a small practice in Virginia got a big surprise when a tennis ball-sized meteorite punched a hole through their roof. No one was injured.

Dr. Frank Ciampi (chee-AHM-pee) says the rock struck the two-story building around 5:30 p.m. Monday in Lorton, about 20 miles southwest of Washington.

He says they heard a loud bang and found the projectile punched through the roof and ceiling, raining down pieces of wood, plaster and insulation.

The half-pound rock split into three chunks. Television station WUSA took it to the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural History and experts confirmed it was a meteorite.


International hotel chain Holiday Inn is offering a trial human bed-warming service at three hotels in Britain this month.

If requested, a willing staff-member at two of the chain's London hotels and one in the northern English city of Manchester will dress in an all-in-one fleece sleeper suit before slipping between the sheets.

"The new Holiday Inn bed warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed," Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall said in an emailed statement to Reuters.

The bed-warmer is equipped with a thermometer to measure the bed's required temperature of 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit).

Holiday Inn said the warmer would be fully dressed and leave the bed before the guest occupied it. They could not confirm if the warmer would shower first, but said hair would be covered.


An Alaska man who hit a Taco Bell manager in the face with a double-decker taco has been sentenced to one day in jail and one year probation. Warren Strickland of Fairbanks must also pay a $100 fine after pleading guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct.

The 31-year-old says he threw the taco because it contained spit after he went through the drive-thru twice because the restaurant messed up his order. He claims the manager accused him of lying to get free food.

Strickland is barred from Taco Bell during his year of probation.



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