Yet again, Chinese motorists and pedestrians had an extremely hard time keeping their stuff safely inside their vehicles and pockets and off the street. Check out some of our favorites in yet another year of opportunistic looting and the occasional act of kindness.
10) Burnt debris left over from Ghost Festival floods Shenyang streets, tortures sanitation workers
Technically not spilled so much as carelessly discarded, one day after Ghost Festival, some streets in Shenyang, Liaoning province were flooded with ashes from incense, joss paper and other items that made life a living hell for the city’s sanitation workers.
9) 20 tons of pears spill out onto road after truck overturns, residents rush over with bags
Within an hour of a truck overturning on a highway in Chengdu carrying 20 tons of pears worth 80,000 yuan, villagers arrived carrying baskets and bags for some free fruit.
8) Baby chicks pour out of overturned truck on Shandong roadside, locals scoop them up
In one of the more adorable spills on our list, a poultry truck overturned on an expressway in Shandong Province sending hundreds of baby chicks tumbling on to the street.
7) Truck rolls over scattering 200 beehives onto Yunnan highway, looters stay the hell away
In November, a truck carrying around 200 beehives rolled over on a national highway in Yunnan, sending its payload scattering angrily across the street, for once, looters were nowhere to be seen.
6) Pedestrians rush to pick up “diamonds” off the sidewalk that had fallen from the sky in Hong Kong
More than 50 pedestrians scrambled desperately along the sidewalk and road after what they thought were diamonds had miraculously fallen from the sky. Alas, they were but plastic.
5) Driver spills crates of eggs all over road, creating giant omelette on the street, kind passersby help pick up the pieces
In October, a truck driver in Shandong took a bend a bit too fast and sent dozens of crates of eggs scrambling out onto the road, creating the most impressive street omelette of the year, besting the earlier entry from Jiangsu.
4) 6,800 kilos of fish spilled onto Guizhou road “rescued” with hoses and reloaded on truck
In one of the most incredible rescue stories of the entire year, around 6,800 kilos of catfish were accidentally scattered along a road in Guizhou, but thanks to a few determined workers and some extra-long hoses, the supply did not go to waste.
3) 2,000 ducks roasted too soon after truck spontaneously combusts on Guangzhou highway
A truck loaded with thousands of live ducks suddenly burst into flames while cruising down the highway near Foshan in Guangdong province in November. While a lucky few ducks survived the inferno, more than 2,000 were roasted all too soon.
2) Woman accidentally drops a few thousand RMB on the street, kindhearted onlookers help her pick it up
But hey, it’s not all tragedy and looting. A surveillance video from an Anhui intersections hows the moment that one woman accidentally dropped a stack of banknotes while crossing the street and watched helplessly as her money scattered across the road. However, she was soon deeply touched by the efforts of several kindhearted onlookers, who promptly helped her pick up all the scattered cash.
1) Shaanxi residents rush to sweep up “gold flecks” on street, actually spilled sulfur powder
Crowds of people squatted down in street, blocking off a crossroad in Hanzhong, Shaanxi province in a mad quest to pick up tiny gold-colored flecks of what they thought were surely gold, but instead were actually sulfur powder.
WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS…
He definitely needs more practice.
Posted by Shanghaiist on Wednesday, November 11, 2015