A Henan man has gone to extraordinary lengths to recover money supposedly hidden by his dead wife underneath their house.
NetEase reports that the man’s amateur excavation is an effort to unearth a deposit passbook worth 40,000 RMB (US$6,8500) that his wife reportedly hid underneath the living room floor before she passed away.
While the optimist insists his wife would never lie to him and has pledged to keep digging until he finds his ticket to riches; one wonders whether the man has been sent on a wild goose chase as he makes a (literal) mountain out of a mole hill. The hole is already three meters deep and counting.
This is simply the latest in eccentric moves by grieving husbands in China. Last week it was reported that a Sichuan man has spent 10,000 RMB on an ice coffin to keep his dead wife’s preserved body by his bedside for three months.
In other bizarre hole-related news around China: a bus inexplicably plunged into a Nanchang metro construction site; while a possible gateway to the underworld was discovered when this crater emerged in Xinjiang last month.
By Liam Bourke