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2011年奇闻轶事回顾[1]


2011年奇闻轶事回顾
Review of 2011: stories that made us smile

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2011年奇闻轶事回顾

The man who proposed as a dancing carrot.  

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From dancing geckos to the ‘Thriller’ cat – 2011 has brought plenty of smiles to readers.

The house that looks like Hitler

The elderly owner of an end-of-terrace house in Swansea was left bewildered when hundreds of thousands of twitter users compared his house to Hitler’s face.

The joke became a hit on social networking site Twitter when it was pointed out that the features of the house matched the fringe, moustache and piercing eyes of the dictator.

Neighbour Lyn Thomas, 25, said: “I don’t know why it would be designed in such a way. It is uncanny.”

The ‘Thriller’ cat

A short clip of a cat rearing up its hind legs raised laughs for its resemblance to Michael Jackson's dance routine in his music video to hit 1980s pop song Thriller.

The dancing Geckos

Like a lizard version of Strictly Come Dancing, a group of geckos from Indonesia get us into the party season by ‘dancing’ for photographer Shikhei Goh.

The man who proposed as a dancing carrot

In an elaborate marriage proposal a lovestruck Chinese man and 48 of his friends dress in giant carrot costumes to get his girlfriend to say "yes".

The cat who inherited 10 million euros

A black cat in Italy inherited 10 million euros (£8.5 million) from his adoptive owner, a widowed heiress who married a property tycoon.

The cat is now the proud owner of cash, shares and a property empire which includes flats and houses in Rome and Milan and land in Calabria.

The address of the cat’s new owners is being kept a secret out of fears that the newly-enriched moggy will be besieged by fortune hunters and con men.

The scooter-riding dog

A 20-month-old Briard named Norman became an internet sensation when his owners filmed him riding a scooter with his front paws on the handlebars and his hind leg pushing himself along.

The dancing granny

A grandmother from Beijing wowed viewers with her Michael Jackson-inspired dance routine on national television.

Mrs Bai, whose grandson is named Michael after the late pop star, has won plaudits for her self-taught dancing.

(Read by Lee Hannon. Lee Hannon is a journalist at the China Daily Website.)

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从跳舞的壁虎到“颤栗”猫,2011年给读者们带来了许多欢笑。

长得像希特勒的房子

当数万名Twitter用户将斯旺西联排屋尽头的一座房子和希特勒的脸作比较时,房子的主人感到很困惑。

有推友指出这座房屋外貌酷似这位独裁者的脸,“长着”希特勒的刘海、胡子和锐利的眼睛,于是这个笑话就在Twitter上火了起来。

房主的邻居、25岁的林•托马斯说:“我不知道为什么会把房屋设计成这样。看起来很怪异。”

“颤栗”猫

一段短视频中,一只猫抬起它的后腿,样子酷似20世纪80年代迈克尔•杰克逊在热门流行歌曲《颤栗》MV中的舞蹈动作,引人发笑。

跳舞的壁虎

就像是《舞动奇迹》的壁虎版,来自印尼的一群壁虎在摄影师史凯•戈的镜头前翩翩起舞,把我们带到了舞会的季节。

“跳舞的胡萝卜”求婚

一名热恋中的中国男子精心策划了一个特别的求婚方式,和他的48位朋友穿上巨大的胡萝卜装,向女友求婚。

继承了1000万欧元的猫

意大利一只黑猫从收养它的主人那里继承了1000万欧元(合850万英镑)。它的主人是一名地产大亨的寡妇,从先夫那里继承了巨额遗产。

这只猫现在拥有让人艳羡的金钱、股份和一个地产王国,包括罗马和米兰的公寓和房屋,以及在卡拉布里亚的土地。

这只猫的新主人的地址是保密的,因为害怕这只刚成为富豪的猫会遭到财富追求者和骗子的围攻。

骑踏板车的狗

一只名叫诺曼的布里犬被主人拍到骑踏板车,它用前爪搭在车把手上,用后腿推着车行进。这只20个月大的布里犬因这段视频而在网络上爆红。

跳舞的老奶奶

一位来自北京的老奶奶在中央电视台的节目上模仿迈克尔•杰克逊跳舞,震撼了观众。

白奶奶给孙子起名为Michael(迈克尔),和已故流行天王名字一样。白奶奶因舞蹈自学成才赢得了众人的喝彩。

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Vocabulary:

gecko: 壁虎

fringe: (头发的)刘海

uncanny: 怪异的;不寻常的

moggy: <英俚> 猫

besiege: 围攻

con man: (以赢得受骗人信任而骗取钱财的)骗子

scooter: (儿童游戏用的)踏板车

wow: 赢得……喝彩

plaudits: 拍手喝彩

 

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