Apr 20

A Chinese college girl left a message on the university’s “wish wall”, saying she wants to find a boyfriend, attracting thousands of boys to cluster under her building.

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan province, named each year the March 7th and 8th, as the girl’s day for the university female students.

The university, which has ratio of male and female students as 25:1, gave each female student a blank card, asking them to write their wish and post onto a “wish wall” the university cleared for them.

A freshman student left her message saying “My name is Zhang Mengqian, a grade one student, and I think I am attractive, but strangely I can’t find a boyfriend. However I believe in destiny. If you have the same wish, please come under my dormitory building and shout for my name in between 12:30 to 12:50 on March 11th, and I will observe you secretly up on the building. If you’re my type, I’ll come down to meet you.”

The wish card soon became a popular message within the university, and at noon of March 11th, thousands of students clustered under the female student’s dormitory building.

Boys from neighboring universities even grouped together to come to the university to wait for the “wish girl”.

However, only a few dared to shout out for the “wish girl” although thousands of boys were clustered.

A man in a red coat shouted for “Zhang Menqian”, but no one came down.

The thread of “wish girl” and “red sweater boy” has received millions of hits after the exposure of the pictures and the “wish girl” event.

Nov 12

Six out of the world’s eight species of bears are threatened with extinction, according to recent assessments by the IUCN Bear and Polar Bear Specialist Groups. Asia and South America are revealed as the areas most in need of urgent conservation action

Gland, Switzerland, 12 November, 2007 (IUCN) – The world’s smallest species of bear, the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus), has been classed as Vulnerable, while the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) remains in the Endangered category on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

The sun bear’s new status has been accepted for inclusion in the 2007 IUCN Red List. The sun bear lives in mainland Southeast Asia, Sumatra and Borneo and was previously listed as Data Deficient, meaning that not enough was known about the species to give it a status on the IUCN Red List.

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