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· September, 2013

Stories about Humor from September, 2013

Chinese City Invites Web Users to Correct Its ‘Chinglish’

To attract more foreigners to work in Shenzhen, the city has launched a campaign to wipe out poorly translated public signs.

Saudi Clergyman Delivers Ground-breaking Science on Why Women Shouldn't Drive

Women in Saudi Arabia should not drive because driving will have adverse effects on their pelvis and ovaries, says a religious scholar. No Kidding.

India: Rape? Its Womens’ Fault

Rumors Fly that Putin Has Remarried

There have long been rumors that Putin has a romantic relationship with gymnast Alina Kabaeva. That gossip has flared up again, with suspicion that they may finally have wed.

With Outcome Foretold, Tajik Elections Spark Online Ridicule

In the run-up to presidential vote in Tajikistan, netizens ridicule the country's incumbent president, opposition leaders, and electoral process.

Hackers Put Up Anti-Chinese Communist Party Mooncakes on Government Site

Why Are Saudi Boys Painting their Nails?

Saudi boys are painting their nails and showing off their hairy legs as part of a Twitter hashtag which translates to Take a Picture of Yourself Like a Girl Does.

Where Parody Ends and Politics Begin: Comedians Running for Office

One of the members of Portugal's well-known parody group Homens da Luta is running for mayor. In Portugal and Brazil, celebrities running for office is nothing new.

Humour: Potential Targets in the Strike on Syria

Russia's True Symbol: A Chechen Mosque?

The second round of a contest to choose ten lesser-known Russian tourist attractions turned violent on Saturday, August 31, 2013, when a crowd in Grozny began egging select telecoms offices.

Putin's Kiss: Redux

Netizens joke about Putin's penchant for public displays of affection.

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