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Bugatti Veyron Made of Cigarette Packs

Recently, five Chinese college students have managed to build a fully-functional Bugatti Veyron out of 10,280 empty cigarette packs.

The incredible project began when the five students, from Xi’an Electrical Mechanical University, decided to do something to help their fellow students quit smoking. Their creation weighs around 300 kilograms, and apart from the steel frame, engine, break system and gearbox, it is all made out of empty cigarette boxes.

Going for a test drive in a luxury car made of cigarette packs. IC


Crazy for the World Cup

China failed to qualify for this summer’s World Cup in South Africa, but that hasn’t stopped Chinese fans celebrating the biggest sporting event on the planet.

World Cup fever is easy to detect at Shanghai Expo Park. Many visitors watched the tournament’s opening ceremony there. The opening match was displayed on a big screen installed on the exterior wall of the Brazil Pavilion, as well as on LED screens at the Argentina Pavilion.

Many fans have chosen to watch World Cup games with friends at pubs around the country. Some pubs feature special offers of “barbecue, beer and World Cup” to attract fans. In Shanghai, some youngsters even decorate their nails with the national flags of China and the countries participating in the 2010 World Cup.

 World Cup flags. IC


Shanghai Animation & Comics Museum

The Shanghai Animation & Comics Museum opened to visitors on June 29 at Shanghai Cartoon Valley in Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park.

The three-story museum offers interactive exhibits where visitors can design short animation, from the first drawings to putting graphic stills in motion on state-of-the-art computers. The first floor houses a 7,000-piece collection of priceless cartoon stills and life-size models of animation icons from films such as Avatar and Transformers. The third floor has a 3D movie theater so that guests can view their in-house designs on the big-screen. Opening day attracted more than 1,000 cartoon fans.

Posing with Spider-Man. IC

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