What do you do once you finally get your hands on your dream vehicle? For one man from Jiangsu, Yangzhou in China, it’s important to express gratitude to the heavens and bless his new BMW by buring incense.
Unfortunately for him, things didn’t end well. So now he’s probably regretting that he did it in the first place!
The video went viral on Chinese social media.
As you will notice in the picture above, the luxury car did not even have a license plate yet. A red cloth was placed on top of the hood while offerings were seen around the car. In Chinese tradition, the color red is often associated with good luck.
According to Shanghaiist, the Yangzhou fire department “suspects that is where the blaze began, with the man burning incense on the cloth.”
The brand new car, reportedly worth $73,000, quickly got consumed by the fire in 20 minutes.
The firefighters later arrived and it took them more than 10 minutes to put the flames out.
Meanwhile, a Tribune post tells us that the man bought the brand new car “at double the cost of the US model” (500,000 yuan) specifically because of China’s “imposition of high taxes on imported cars.”
As we all can see on the photos, the damages are really bad that repairing the vehicle is already out of the question.
Now watch this video feature from South China Morning Post:
The video gained mixed reactions from netizens and others have even mocked the man and his beliefs, joking the gods probably didn’t like his new ride.
As for us, we definitely can’t help it but feel bad for the dude. Owning a brand new luxury car for only less than a day is such a major heartbreak!
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6 Things You Won’t See In Restaurants Anymore
It’s for the best.
We go to our favorite restaurants to enjoy the food and ambiance. We pay, we leave and return any time soon. However, things might not be the same anymore when you go to your favorite restaurant as there are changes made to the premises that are quite noticeable.
Most of these changes are actually good and are even in favor of the environment and for people who care for it. Here are six things that you won’t find in restaurants anymore.
1. Plastic Straws
7 Reasons Why You Should Pay With Cash
#5 is the best.
Carrying a couple of cards in your wallet seemed to be more practical than bringing cash and coins along with you. But the truth is, paying with cash is actually more beneficial.
In a world where paying is just a swipe away, it seems that using cash is a thing in the past. But is swiping your card really the best option? Here are seven reasons why you should pay with cash.
1. Your purchases will become valuable.
California City To Pay Monthly $500 Allowance To Its Residents
Is it time to move to Stockton, California?
Stockton is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when considering an ideal place to live in California. After all, it was once touted "the most miserable city in the U.S." by Forbes back in 2011. The city was previously on the verge of bankruptcy and people were unsure whether living in Stockton would be a good idea.
Interestingly, it looks like the California city has bounced back since those dark days. Stockton will reportedly take part in a major test for Universal Basic Income (UBI). In line with this, the city will pay 100 of its residents a monthly stipend of $500 in 2019.
Stockton is the first US city that will take part in the UBI program starting next year.