First it was the ability to reach around and touch one's belly button. Then came balancing coins on collarbones to determine one's slimness.Now it's about being able to hide your waist behind a sheet of paper. (If there's no tummy sticking out then you're apparently in good shape). Called "I have an A4 waist", the trend started on China's popular micro-blogging site Weibo where thousands of (mostly) female netizens have been uploading photos of themselves hiding behind sheets of paper. "I did it, so I am slim," said one Weibo user in Beijing who uploaded a photo of herself hiding behind a sheet of paper. "I don't have a fat waist, I am paper thin," said another user proudly.
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This Marvel "production", hosted by Chinese artist Tik Ka is now on Facebook. He has re-imagined the superheroes as ancient Chinese opera characters.The post has now been shared more than 800 times, much to the delight of comic geeks. "Sons of war! This beats silly stories about Disney princesses, give me re-imagined Marvel superheroes any time," said Facebook user Chelsea Ang in Malaysia. Check out the illustrations via this link.
British wax museum Madame Tussauds has given us a glimpse of its new statue of India's Narendra Modi and the country's social media users are weighing in with their opinions - and the results are hilarious."Madame Tussauds needs to ensure that the wax Modi's pose should be facing the camera," commented one Indian netizen, referencing the prime minister's well-documented love for selfies.