Sunday 24 September 2017

Romance in air for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone
Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone
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Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, who gained international fame for her role in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, has accepted a marriage proposal delivered by drone.

Zhang, who turned 36 yesterday, was celebrating her forthcoming birthday when a white drone flew toward her at the party. Her boyfriend Wang Feng, a Chinese rock singer and composer, retrieved an engagement ring from inside the drone and then got down on one knee and popped the question.

Robot attacks woman

A robotic vacuum cleaner “attacked” a South Korean woman while she slept by attempting to suck up the hair on her head.

The woman, a 52-year-old resident of Changwon who has not been named, was awoken by the pain and, unable to extricate herself from the robot, called the fire department for help.

She was eventually freed by paramedics, escaping serious injury but losing several strands of hair. It required two paramedics to remove her hair from the machine’s nozzle, Korea Biz Wire reported. The incident, which took place on January 3, highlighted the potential risk of this type of accident in South Korea, where sitting and sleeping on the floor is common practice.

Love at Hirst sight

Damien Hirst may be best known for work featuring dead animals but the controversial artist has shown his romantic side for his latest exhibition. The 49-year-old has created a new collection of original prints and sculptures in time for Valentine’s Day including ‘Love Struck’, a pig’s heart pierced by a crossbow bolt suspended in a sweet jar. The work, which has a starting price of £12,000, is part of Hirst’s Love exhibition at Paul Stolper Gallery in Holborn, central London.

Baby surprise

A Florida woman who had a 14.1lb baby has revealed she did not know she was pregnant until her third trimester.

Maxxzandra Ford had her son, Avery, just over a week ago, according to officials at St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. They said the baby is the heaviest born at the hospital, and one of the largest-ever born in the state. The baby’s mother said that after rapidly gaining weight last autumn, doctors confirmed she was 35 weeks into her pregnancy.

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