Teenage crane operator saves 14 people from burning building in China
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speckz
5 days ago
news.yahoo.com
Teenage crane operator saves 14 people from burning building in China
FlannelPlaid
3169
5 days ago

This kid is an absolute hero.

What's the over under on years before Wahlburg Affleck stars in a Boston-based film adaptation?

Edit: fuck Wahlburg.

kakihara0513
956
5 days ago

What's the over under on years before Wahlburg stars in a Boston-based film adaptation?

It's already in post-production

Morefoodplease
360
5 days ago

Starring Nicholas Cage

FlannelPlaid
233
5 days ago

Went straight to the sequel. Cage has co-opted the technology and is now the villain.

Knubinator
434
5 days ago

Using a crane to put people in a burning building?

MacDerfus
135
5 days ago

That is indeed the plot of Tetris 2

pm_steam_keys_plz
36
5 days ago

Whatever happened to that Tetris trilogy?

davisyoung
34
5 days ago

They're already working on Tetris 4: The Trilogy Continues.

MacDerfus
30
5 days ago

Starring Gary Busey as Nic Cage

tepkel
13
5 days ago

Who gets to be the T block??

daschande
5
5 days ago

I want to take his face... Off.

DJRoombaINTHEMIX
2
5 days ago

Chris Rock: This movie gonna make House Party, look like House Party 2!

Guy: Or House Party 3!

Chris Rock: Shut the fuck up!

clarky9712
5
5 days ago

What about Tetris 5 a trilogy in 5 parts?

Sprinklypoo
4
5 days ago

I'd give that a full 5 out of 7 stars!

IcyDickbutts
5
5 days ago

I'm looking forward to Tetris: Revelations

IhoujinDesu
2
5 days ago

Every time they finished writing a line of dialog, it deleted itself.

FlannelPlaid
4
5 days ago

Tetris 2: The Tetrising

heavypickle99
1
5 days ago

Tetris 2: electric boogaloo

FatboyChuggins
8
5 days ago

Using a crane to beat the shit out of someone until they are blind in one eye while yelling racist shit.

Then say you feel like you paid the damages you have caused.

Jellyhandle69
0
5 days ago

Oh yeah, don't let a person change. That's definitely what the world needs and has proven effective time again.

whelmy
3
5 days ago

No Cage is the fire itself. Don't ask me how he does it, or even acts it out but somehow it works.

OvervaliantMilk
2
5 days ago

Using a crane to put a burning building in people.

Tower_Tree
2
5 days ago

no, cage is the burning building

Dustin81783
26
5 days ago

He swaps faces with the crane. As Cage is putting people into the burning building, disguised as the crane, the real crane, with the face of Cage, must now convince everyone it is the good guy and save the day. We can call it “Crane-Off”.

navimc
10
5 days ago

Nic Crane

Diorama42
9
5 days ago

Also their voices are overdubbed by Niles and Frasier Crane

PrincessPattycakes
2
5 days ago

Marry me

Dustin81783
1
5 days ago

“I could raise a crane for hours.”

TKgobber
1
5 days ago

He's mine after the divorce

Automatic_nun_gun
1
5 days ago

If hes swapping faqces with the crane wouldnt it just also be face off ?

forengjeng
18
5 days ago

The concept of "straight to sequel" tickles my funny bone.

hubgat
4
5 days ago

Check out Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws.

Shardenfroyder
3
5 days ago

"I'm going to take your roof... off!"

somethingrhino
3
5 days ago

CGI Nic Cage is the enemy, fire face ala The Mummy.

Nico777
4
5 days ago

As the crane.

MacDerfus
4
5 days ago

As Mark Wahlberg.

Readyrabbit583428
2
5 days ago

Playing Nicholas Cage.

MacDerfus
5
5 days ago

And somehow this ends up as Danny DeVito in blueface

jryx
2
5 days ago

/u/No_H_in_Cage

_NetWorK_
1
5 days ago

As the fire right?

zanillamilla
1
5 days ago

Likely an age-regressed Nick Cage.

peetee33
1
5 days ago

As the crane

putaaaan
1
5 days ago

Yes! Our r/onetruegod

campos3452
1
5 days ago

😂👌🏼

Whimsycottt
1
5 days ago

Excuse you this kid is Chinese, he has to be played by ScarJo

Balloonfightthepower
1
5 days ago

As Mark Walhberg

AreWeCowabunga
49
5 days ago

Nah, the project got canceled after Marky Mark committed a hate crime while filming the obligatory cameo with the actual Chinese guy the story is based on.

burnnottice88
17
5 days ago

This Is the comment I came to see. The media does a great job of hiding what they don't want you to know.

benjidog1
10
5 days ago

So you saved a bunch of people from a burning building with a crane? Say hi to your mutha for me.

Marky Mark Walburg probably.

[deleted]
3
5 days ago

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burnnottice88
3
5 days ago

I don't expect them to run the story every time his name is mentioned. If it were you or I that did what he did, it would follow us around for our whole lives. But because he's rich and famous he doesn't have to deal with the repercussions. He has smarter people than himself around him to keep those stories away from the limelight.

Wil-E-ki-Odie
1
5 days ago

You know he was convicted right?

He did face repercussions. And I’m pretty sure it was well before he was super famous too. He was still a teenager. So fame didn’t affect his plea bargain.

Shoot, the man he attacked wished for Wahlberg to get his pardon when he was looking for one. The man he attacked acknowledged that Mark paid the price and did his time.

So everyone on here rallying to shit on Wahlberg for something which happened 30 years ago is just stupid.

burnnottice88
5
5 days ago

Well I got caught with 1 gram of weed when i was 17 and it still follows me around to this day. Job I interviews and even trying to get visas. I didn't kick the shit out if an Asian guy and shout racist remarks at him while doing it.

I think he's a piece of shit for what he did, conviction or not. I just don't think he should be idolised with past behaviour like that.

I don't think you and I are going to agree about this, so let's just leave it at that.

Good day sir.

Jellyhandle69
0
5 days ago

1 gram follows you around still? What state?

Peuned
2
5 days ago

It's a drug possession conviction likely. In many states still, even more in the last two decades.

Are you not familiar with American law etc ?

Jellyhandle69
1
5 days ago

No it wouldn't. Quite the opposite, honestly. It's because he turned his life around that people keep going "well ackshually". Your everyday joe flies under the radar with maybe one or two news articles.

GrrreatFrostedFlakes
1
5 days ago

So does he ever get to move on from his past? Seems like he’s a different guy now. Don’t people get multiple chances in life?

AmericanKamikaze
17
5 days ago

Nah. mark is practicing his mandarin in a mirror right now. If he can’t do it they can always call Scarlett Johansson

Flounder1234
7
5 days ago

haha. John Cena actually speaks Mandrain.

fholcan
22
5 days ago

As much as I love John Cena, I'm not going to pay for a movie where I can't see the main character

PowerhousePlayer
5
5 days ago

But his time is now!

AmericanKamikaze
2
5 days ago

Perfect!

tballz3773
1
5 days ago

How do you say "say hello to ya motha" in Mandarin?

AmericanKamikaze
1
5 days ago

跟你妈妈问好. ? Lol. Google translate

PM_me_Tummies
2
5 days ago

Wasnt this already a film starring The Rock?

WhiteMansTurden
158
5 days ago

Starring Mark Wahlberg as the buff, sexy Chinese teen, and 14 other Wahlbergs as the 14 Chinese people saved.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Soyboy-
40
5 days ago

His arch nemesis is the vietcong he blinded that's stopping him own a burger chain

Chevtron
1
5 days ago

The whole cast and crew is marky mark

VaATC
0
5 days ago

"Directed by Mark Whalberg."

Fix that.

Fake Edit: Just found out who Pater Berg is and that he not only acts but is the director of at least one show I like.

Illier1
124
5 days ago

C'mon that would be ridiculous. You need to cast an actual Asian like Scarlett Johansson.

Modeerf
9
5 days ago

Out of the loop?

VampireBatman
38
5 days ago

Ghost in the shell

maprunzel
3
5 days ago

Smoke on the water

meow_747
1
5 days ago

I'd prefer a half Asian like Emma Stone.

lastnameiswhalepenis
85
5 days ago

Mark Wahlberg hates Asians so not likely.

mr-wiener
98
5 days ago

Only Vietnamese apparently, and he forgave himself, so no worries.

Hyperly_Passive
20
5 days ago

What's the context of this?

MadNhater
135
5 days ago

In his youth he brutally robbed/beat up a Vietnamese gas station worker while calling him derogatory names. He also beat up another old man outside the gas station. All while shouting derogatory words.

Because of this, he’s not allowed to get a liquor license. After he was rich and famous with a chain of restaurants, he tried to get the assault charges dropped so he can get liquor licenses for his restaurants, never actually apologizing to the men he beat up brutally. Only saying it was a long time ago and that’s how it was back then.

He’s also had lots of racist encounters with black people but that’s another story.

Dunwich_Horror_
75
5 days ago

"1988 Wahlberg served 45 days in jail when he was 16 for beating up two Vietnamese men (one with a five-foot-long wooden pole) who he called “gooks” and other racial slurs. He also had an injunction against him for chasing down fellow residents of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and calling them racial slurs while throwing rocks at them. In 1992, after he had morphed into rapper Marky Mark, he repeatedly kicked another man in the head. And there was also a 1996 arrest for driving a boat under the influence."

http://time.com/3623630/mark-wahlberg-pardon/

Hyperly_Passive
44
5 days ago

Jesus christ that's disgusting

FatboyChuggins
25
5 days ago

But he's famous and makes a lot of money, so let's not really talk about it or pursue any legal charges.

archon80
2
5 days ago

Legal charges were already pursued and he was in jail for it...so wouldn't that be double jeopardy?

Two-One
1
5 days ago

Yeeeeah, but people need their vengeance for some reason

amicaze
6
5 days ago

That's also something that happened nearly 40 years ago, it doesn't really tell who he is today, and I say that without knowing anything about this guy.

Hyperly_Passive
13
5 days ago

Fair point. Still, I think not ever properly apologizing for assaulting and maiming several people and never using his current wealth and whatnot to make amends is a mark against him

MadNhater
6
5 days ago

It’s not the lack of apology that bugs me, it’s the double down.

“That’s just how it was back then”

Im_regretting_this
32
5 days ago

You know, if it had just been the incident at 16, I could believe he was a different person now, but but clearly, he never stopped being a jackass...

TheBladeEmbraced
24
5 days ago

Didn't one of his victims become permanently blind as result of the beating?

Dunwich_Horror_
27
5 days ago

Though it was reported that Trinh was blinded in one eye during the attack, the victim allegedly said in 2014 that he'd lost the eye in a grenade explosion when he was with the South Vietnamese army in 1975. So the jury is out.

TheBladeEmbraced
4
5 days ago

Ah, ok. Nice username, btw!

Dunwich_Horror_
9
5 days ago

Cthulhu fhtag!

fearmenot911
4
5 days ago

that sounds way cooler than getting beat up by marky mark, with or without the funky bunch.

[deleted]
14
5 days ago

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TheBladeEmbraced
25
5 days ago

On one hand, he didn't blind the guy. On the other hand, he beat a blind guy.

ereldar
1
5 days ago

Partially blinded.

Politicshatesme
1
5 days ago

The old man lost sight in one eye because he beat him with essentially a baseball bat

MadNhater
5
5 days ago

Nah he was tracked down and he said he lost it in the Vietnam war.

spyson
6
5 days ago

So he beat up someone blind instead.

0x0ddba11
2
5 days ago

🎵...maybe one day we'll be united...🎵

esportprodigy
1
5 days ago

did he end up getting the liquor license?

Dunwich_Horror_
10
5 days ago

I did see that the Philadelphia location got one, but I don’t think the Boston locations do. I’m not sure because there are a million better places to eat burgers in and around Boston than at a shitty burger chain owned by self-important racist douche canoes.

Laureltess
3
5 days ago

Right? I’ve lived in Boston for the better part of ten years and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten there.

Personally I’m a Boston Burger Company girl myself

Dunwich_Horror_
3
5 days ago

The tasty burger in Fenway has my business forever. The buttah burger is super indulgent and so fucking good.

jshatxmscl
1
5 days ago

Don’t forget he almost cost himself his fame just as he was getting started, by making homophobic comments that pissed off his boss Calvin Klein.

gunsof
1
5 days ago

He blinded one of the Vietnamese men in one eye.

Haltopen
39
5 days ago

I pointed all this out to someone when they asked me why I didn't like the guy and their response was "oh well its all in the past, he does charity work now, he's changed, you're just being petty". Because apparently its petty to think he's a massive prick for nearly beating multiple people to death, throwing rocks at black children while screaming "kill the nigger", and beating up one of his own neighbors for no reason.

That's not even getting into the whole "i could have stopped 9/11 because i know martial arts" bull shit

flathead_fisher
19
5 days ago

To be fair he probably would have stopped 9/11. He would have kicked the shit out of all the brown people on the plane before they were a threat

MadNhater
4
5 days ago

🤔

I can’t find any holes in this logic.

Boost_Attic_t
3
5 days ago

You won't find any holes in the twin towers with this logic either

The_Big_Snek
1
5 days ago

He was 16 and grew up in Boston in the 80s lmao. Is it fucked? Yeah. Was it common then? Absolutely.

Haltopen
2
5 days ago

And plenty of people who grew up in Boston then weren’t pieces of shit. I know that from personal experience

The_Big_Snek
1
5 days ago

Cool. I'm sure many people aren't the same person they were at 16 too

Haltopen
1
5 days ago

Some people aren't, but judging by his actions and statements when he tried to get the assaults vacated so he could get a liquor license (because the particulars of one of his crimes prohibited him from having one), I have my doubts that he has changed.

Tithis
31
5 days ago

I've always had an odd overwhelming hatred for Mark Wahlberg, thanks for giving me a reason.

PossiblyAsian
4
5 days ago

Huh. My opinion of him just got alot worse

Mountain_Boogie
1
5 days ago

Dude sounds like his "Basketball Diaries" character.

mr-wiener
28
5 days ago

When questioned about it he actually said " he had forgiven himself" .. Christ on a fucking bicycle...

DADA0613
10
5 days ago

you mean mohamad on a motorbike right ?

mr-wiener
1
5 days ago

Jesus built my hot rod.

DADA0613
1
5 days ago

jesus didnt build anything, he was a jewish carpenter...

mr-wiener
1
5 days ago

Tell that to ministry..

https://youtu.be/GXCh9OhDiCI

m0d3rm0d3m3t
19
5 days ago

As a teen he assaulted a Vietnamese immigrant so badly he lost sight in one eye.

pahoodie
23
5 days ago

The fact that Wahlberg still made it big despite this has some ugly implications for our society.

OneTrueChaika
2
5 days ago

He didn't actually blind the guy, he was blind prior to the attack thanks to a grenade he survived the explosion of serving in the South Vietnam Army in 1975 prior to the '88 attack.

archon80
1
5 days ago

Not the truth, the guy was already blind, doesnt exactly make it better though lol

Jellyhandle69
1
5 days ago

Hated. Fixed it for ya.

Smooth_Chemical
29
5 days ago

Marky Mark doesn't. Wahlburg only beats up Asian dudes, especially Vietnamese. Not gonna make a movie about the people he hates.

Jellyhandle69
3
5 days ago

Hated. Good jerk, though.

FrickenMcNuggets
26
5 days ago

Hero has to be Asian Brad Pitt in film adaptation

https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/9c94iq/asian_brad_pitt/

FlannelPlaid
7
5 days ago

I don't think there's really a choice in this matter.

jerrybobbypig
25
5 days ago

He hates Asians though

jackssmile
21
5 days ago

As the mugger who beats the hero with a stick ,causing permanent sight damage?

Loggerdon
9
5 days ago

The question is "will Wahlburg play the Asian hero or beat up the Asian hero?"

darkwingduck487
6
5 days ago

Who do you think started the fire?

Vahlkyree
5
5 days ago

Right! Quick thinking on his part, for sure.

Also, I read it as 114 people for some reason. Either way, this kid is definitely a hero, 14 people in under 30mins with a crane is amazing!

Edit - is "Dong" a common first name there for a female? I have only ever seen it as a last name...

confused-bairen
6
5 days ago

In Chinese, last names are typically stated before first names. So, the woman in the story indeed has “Dong” as her last name. As a further note, last names are almost always (like more than 99% of the time) one syllable, while first names are usually two syllables (sometimes one, rarely more than two). You can use this to figure out if names are in the traditional order or Western order.

Source: Took Chinese for three years

Vahlkyree
3
5 days ago

Awesome, thanks so much for taking the time to answer! I learned something new today :)

confused-bairen
2
5 days ago

No problem, anytime! :)))

mr_herz
4
5 days ago

He is indeed. Now let's get back to work and wreck their economy.

LessHamster
2
5 days ago

Meanwhile, in the US: “Hurr windmills cause cancer!!”

Matttoki
1
5 days ago

-5.0yrs +900

junkevin
1
5 days ago

Meanwhile at google hq in Seattle..

grandzu
1
5 days ago

Mark Wahlberg and an Asian man is not a good mix.

Trance_ProgHouse
1
5 days ago

It's actually going to be China based. Just Wahlburg playing a Chinese teenager, no questions asked. For some reason his Boston accent is even thicker and more exaggerated. He's saving people...what's the problem?

Avatar_of_Green
1
5 days ago

I was just thinking to myself that hes a real life super hero if the headline is accurate

FlirtySingleSupport
1
5 days ago

Idk as soon as he apologizes to that old Asian man he beat up probably.

HuffmanKilledSwartz
1
5 days ago

"I can do it Mr. Jones." "You got it kid!"

hokeyphenokey
1
5 days ago

Where's the movie about the Thai cave kids?

fearmenot911
1
5 days ago

and the villain is an ugly short Chinese dude

Automatic_nun_gun
1
5 days ago

Idunno he likes beating the shit out of asian people until they go blind he might pass on the project.

zaggin187
1
5 days ago

Say hi to your mother for me

specklesinc
1
5 days ago

Why not pratt?

ThatDogIsAGoodDog
1
5 days ago

Mark Wahlburg would probably beat himself half to death if he looked in a mirror and saw the he was Asian.

WoodiestHail
2071
5 days ago

A 19-year-old crane operator is being praised for his quick thinking after he saved 14 people from a burning building in China, Shanghaiist reports.

Lan Junze was working at a construction site in Fushun when he saw a seven-story building go up in smoke nearby. In a viral video, Lan is seen using the crane to help residents escape the fire, which appears to have started on the building's ground floor. One of those saved was Dong Xiuyan, who lived on the third floor.

"I tried to go through the door twice, but I failed," Dong told Chinese broadcaster CCTV. "I got very anxious. Then I thought we could get out from our window."

Lan reportedly heard Dong's screams for help and drove his crane to the scene of the fire, which was just 300 meters away.

"The flame was very, very close to them," Lan said. "My first thought was to get the mother and son down."

After picking Dong and her son up in a crane basket and moving them safely away from the building, Lan turned his attention to the floor above, where resident Mang Shengjun lived.

"If I didn't have my mother or my wife with me, if I was alone, I would have jumped out for sure," Mang told the station.

After rescuing Mang and his family, Lan then raised his crane to assist people on the building's fifth and sixth floors. In total, he saved 14 people in less than 30 minutes.

One person, unfortunately, died in the fire, according to Fox News.

Full article at: https://news.yahoo.com/teenage-crane-operator-saves-14-173444178.html

AvogadrosArmy
696
5 days ago

Three cheers for Lan Junze!

thefonztm
280
5 days ago

Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray
Hip hip hooray Lan Junze!

skeenerbug
106
5 days ago

Lan, Lan, he's our man!

EmEffBee
74
5 days ago

If he can't do it, no one can!

KindaMaybeYeah
81
5 days ago

His social credit score is probably pretty good now.

vandyk
40
5 days ago

Through the roof like fire.

anticommon
56
5 days ago

Lan is lit, he's the shit, this poem sucks but it's legit.

The fire tall, the fire high, but Lan our man will take em by.

With his crane, one by one, gonna lift till the job is done.

And now it's true, in China at least, his credit score is quite the beast.

atishay001001
1
5 days ago

high effort comment here take my upvote

awa1nut
1
5 days ago

Beautiful

EmEffBee
3
5 days ago

When looking through the CCTV cameras, he's got a nice green square around his image.

Marble_Emperor
1
5 days ago

Knowing how administrative bureaucracy works, his social credit score is probably in the shitter now for improper use of construction equipment.

lirannl
1
5 days ago

Yeah, no need to donate to the Chinese government for a few years

KJBenson
1
5 days ago

If he can’t do it then let’s move all our multiplayer gaming to the internet so we can’t party in the same room, no one can!

PieSammich
1
5 days ago

AND ONE FOR THE REF

ONE

Puremisty
1
5 days ago

Hooray for Lun Junze!

FlatSpinMan
35
5 days ago

Fuck yeah! Lan Junze! Long may his name be praised!

puddlejumpers
29
5 days ago

Lan Junze!!!!!!

RudeRudey
1
5 days ago

Huzzah!

PM_ME_LEAKERS
19
5 days ago

His social credit score is going up!

Id_Quote_That
13
5 days ago

Cheer, cheer, cheer.

Lan Junze, Lan Junze, Lan Junze, Lan Junze.

kearney_AT
1
5 days ago

How dare you to cheer for a commie?

Saurusboyz
1
5 days ago

And 1 minute of silence for the dead.

AlexandersWonder
109
5 days ago

I always wonder what I would do if I were trapped in a burning high rise. It's probably harder to jump when you've got a lover or children to think about, could give one a reason to try and fight even the inevitable. I don't have those things though, and if the heat or smoke got bad enough I'd take the leap. It sucks but it's over in an instant. I'm not sure you can say that about burning to death.

Sorry I know this is uplifting news and I'm being a downer, this article just got me thinking.

Shmeves
73
5 days ago

You would more likely to pass out before burning to death.

AlexandersWonder
55
5 days ago

Yeah you're pretty unlikely to stay conscious long enough to directly touched by flames themselves, either from the smoke or the extreme heat. That is unless you're pretty close to the point of ignition. I still don't think I could handle the ambient heat, though, fire nearby or not. I get super uncomfortable on hot days, and the temperature in a burning building can greatly exceed that of an average hot day in many parts of the world.

hadhad69
13
5 days ago

But you've covered yourself in a soaking blanket in the bath so you get to live right through the flames....

d1rron
14
5 days ago

And asphyxiate?

hadhad69
21
5 days ago

Breathe through the plug hole I don't know! I didn't have time to plan!

AlexandersWonder
15
5 days ago

If you ever find yourself exposed to really smokey or dusty conditions for which you were not prepared, you're supposed to soak the front of your shirt and breathe through that, I believe. I'm pretty sure even urine would be better protection than nothing at all, so if there's no water, you'd better hope you can pee. I'm not sure exactly how much this might help you, but in the right conditions it might buy you precious time.

d1rron
7
5 days ago

Yeah you could breathe through the tub drain, I suppose. Hopefully the drain pipe isn't PVC and melted in the floors below, but in a bind I'd probably risk it. In a single story I'd definitely try it.

2krazy4me
2
5 days ago

There's the u-shaped drain pipe fittings filled with water to prevent sewer gasses from entering house.

dayburner
7
5 days ago

I think that's a myth people spread to make the scenario bearable and to help mitigate the risk in their minds. I can still recall the videos of the people stuck in the World Trade center jumping rather than being burned alive. If you're by a window or balcony there is going to be plenty of available oxygen to keep you from passing out.

AlexandersWonder
14
5 days ago

Even at the open windows the people in the twin towers had some pretty dangerous exposure to smokey conditions. But you're right they probably had enough oxygen to stave off unconsciousness for a fairly long time.

As I understand it though, much of the intense heat from the flames in the towers would still be trapped within the building, and the metal frame of the building would have allowed that heat to spread even more to connected metal that was not exposed directly to the flames.

Basically the towers very quickly turned into very large ovens, insulated just enough to trap really dangerous levels of heat which would also cause you to pass out before very long. Many of the phone calls I've heard from inside the towers feature people complaining about how insanely hot it was, even though they could not see the actual flames.

Edit: also this is not a myth, smoke and heat can and will both cause you to pass out. The actual dying part takes place while your lights are out, so you will never know it happened. In some ways these were some of the luckier people who died on 9/11. One of the 911 calls from the twin towers that I heard was a woman with a small group of others, she was complaint about the smoke first, then iirc her bigger complaint became the heat. She stays on the line with the 911 operator to pass messages on to her family, but the last 5-8 minutes of the tape, all you can hear are people snoring very loudly, as their bodies worked harder and harder to take in the air it needed. Smoke is probably the bigger killer here, but the heat was absolutely another factor.

dayburner
2
5 days ago

As the temperature rises pretty much everything in your office that can starts to combust. You get to a point where the whole office is on fire.

AlexandersWonder
3
5 days ago

Right, but most things auto ignite at temperatures far greater than the human body can tolerate. Paper will auto ignite at somewhere around 450 degrees Fahrenheit, as an example of this. Especially when you consider that many furnishings, carpeting and stuff of the like are meant to be at least somewhat fire retardant in high rise buildings, I think you're really unlikely to still be alive and awake by the time things begin to ignite exclusively from ambient heat.

Smooth_McDouglette
1
5 days ago

Have you ever stood near an enormous bonfire? A few years ago I was at one that was easily 6 feet across, flames licking as high as 15, maybe 20 feet up.

You couldn't really sit closer than 10 feet or so, and you need to cover your face it's so damn hot.

Really gave me an appreciation for just how hot fire can get.

AlexandersWonder
1
5 days ago

Yeah, imagine feeling that for over 5 minutes. I'd jump just to make it stop.

willymo
26
5 days ago

I just keep a parachute on at all times.

minddropstudios
25
5 days ago

Some people actually do this in large skyscrapers.

AlexandersWonder
28
5 days ago

Question is do they have parachuting experience? As I understand it, base jumping (parachuting from a building) can be exceptionally dangerous because the fall is so much shorter than what a skydiver has to work with. If jumping out a window of a burning skyscraper is your first time using a parachute it might not work out well for you, since even experienced jumpers sometimes die attempting this.

All that said though, it's still 100% better than being in the position where you need to jump, but don't have a parachute, so I guess that's probably a win. I just think it would suck to slow your descent enough to keep you from being killed on impact, but your body ends up forever broken in the process. If you have a parachute in your high-rise office or apartment, try to get some practice with it before you find yourself needing to use it!

_tanstaafl
27
5 days ago

you also probably need to be discreet, or you’ll have desperate people trying to take it from you once the emergency hits.

hadhad69
20
5 days ago

Fuck, could you imagine that scenario?

A busy boardroom or call centre with 1 parachute and flames nearby...

AlexandersWonder
9
5 days ago

Yeah this is a real thing. I'm pretty sure most of the people with lifesaving materials are considered "important," in some way, such as CEOs and others of the like. Point being if you're trapped in a burning high rise, you might want to consider a mutiny, since the people in charge are the ones most likely to have a backup plan, if anybody does at all.

But in all disaster situations for which you have crucial lifesaving supplies set aside for, you'd be very wise indeed not to tell anyone about it, especially when there's not enough to go around. Or you could hold a group vote and decide collectively who has the most to live for, but I think that sort of situation tends to devolve into "every man for himself," really pretty quickly.

2krazy4me
1
5 days ago

That's why upper executives have golden parachutes in their contracts.

Mrsneezybreezy1821
15
5 days ago

All that said though, it's still 100% better than being in the position where you need to jump, but don't have a parachute, so I guess that's probably a win

Exactly. They're for life death situations. You're deffinately better off jumping with a parachute then without even with no experience.

AlexandersWonder
14
5 days ago

Yeah absolutely, I agree. But it makes sense to me that if you're gonna have a parachute just in case, then you should maybe also practice using it, just in case.

Cuddlehead
1
5 days ago

And do what with it, can they even deploy it? Do they know how to steer it? With no training a parachute just means they faceplant the building in front. I've jumped a few times in tandem and even with a pro doing everything for you that stuff is extremely intense.

Edit: replied to the wrong guy, lol

AlexandersWonder
7
5 days ago

That's pretty much the point I tried to make?

Cuddlehead
2
5 days ago

Oh, I answered to the wrong guy, LOL. You are 100% right.

Porteroso
1
5 days ago

The comments above you are talking about burning to death, which is also exceptionally dangerous. I think experience doesn't really factor into it.

AlexandersWonder
1
5 days ago

Right, if it's a choice between definitely burning to death or taking your chances at parachuting down, the choice is pretty obvious. All I'm trying to say is that if you're so prepared for that situation that you have access to a parachute, then you should really make the extra effort to know how to use it to increase your chances of survival. It's almost silly to do one without the other is all I'm trying to say, so I'd argue experience is, or at least should be a factor.

Chisholmer
1
5 days ago

Those are called "golden parachutes".

michaelrulaz
24
5 days ago

A lot of times when someone posts a “what they would do in that scenario” type thing, I have an instant reaction that it’s probably just someone talking tough at their keyboard. But there’s ample evidence (9/11) that people in the same scenario you described would do exactly what you said. Which is crazy because jumping off a building to your death takes some serious strength to go against your natural instinct

AlexandersWonder
28
5 days ago

I think it's right in line with natural instincts in some ways, your body wants to escape extreme heat and flames very badly, and I'm sure at least some of the folks who fell from the twin towers were acting on that instinct.

For the people who were further removed from the flames, though, you're probably right. It would take some higher level thinking than pure instinct to recognize that there's no way out for you, and that you will die no matter which choice you make. Taking that step off the edge has got to be extremely difficult to do in that instance, the only reason people go through with it is because they fully believe the alternative will be much worse and entail greater suffering than is necessary.

Especially in the case of the twin towers, those people were not choosing to die; they were already dead people walking. The only choice they actually made was how to die. I think that's a respectable decision in some ways, regardless of the attached stigma some people assign to it.

lirannl
9
5 days ago

folks who fell from the twin towers were acting on that instinct.

Exactly, we didn't evolve for skyscrapers, so it makes sense that our bodies' instincts wouldn't have been adapted to skyscrapers, meaning that some people jumped just to get away from the heat and smoke.

I think that's a respectable decision in some ways

Absolutely. No one should judge or blame people for jumping off of the twin towers. They did what they had to do.

gunsof
1
5 days ago

With 9/11 I've seen it reported that it was so hot for them at the point they jumped that it must have seen like the smarter option at the time. Either feel your feet sear or like you would burn alive, or jump into what must have felt like the soothingest freshest air you've ever felt. So it wasn't about choosing staying or taking a risk or about staying and knowing you'd burn, but most likely jumped feeling they were closing to burning alive as it was.

harpejjist
21
5 days ago

I unfortunately have witnessed a person burning to death. He was in one of those cherry picker baskets on the back of a truck to reach the top of phone poles. It was horrific and I still remember the screams. He could have jumped, but once you are actually on fire, I think maybe you can’t control yourself. He just stood there and screamed. People on the ground were begging him to jump and had something to catch him in. It wasn’t even that far. But he couldn’t jump. So whatever you do, make the decision before the flames reach you, because once you are on fire, you may not have a choice anymore. And at least if you jump you get the chance to fly for a few seconds.

AlexandersWonder
19
5 days ago

Plus it ends so, so much faster than burning alive. In the exact instant you strike the ground, assuming your fall was from fairly high up (doesn't take much), then you should die instantly. Same is tough to say when it comes to fire, it would be torturous until your nerve endings begin to burn away or you pass out, and even then it could spread to a new area which will hurt instead of the dead flesh. It's just not an easy way to go, as far as I can tell.

Aspinningsphere
1
5 days ago

That's not necessarily true, after a few stories you fall at the same speed no matter what. You could get really lucky, like a bomber crewman in WWII who fell like 20000 ft and lived, or you could get really lucky and hit head first and die immediately, or you could get really unlucky and hit something semi soft and die excruciatingly.

AlexandersWonder
1
5 days ago

Didn't that WWII airmen crash through something that significantly dampened the fall? I remember a mythbusters episode where they proved you could slow your fall to safe levels if you pass through something that takes some of your speed away. Circumstances have to be almost perfect in a lot of situations for you to survive a fall of great height, I thought. I think hitting the pavement at terminal velocity would kill you instantly. My source on that are videos from 9/11. One guy in one of the videos described it in an unfortunately accurate way: "they went splat, like ripe tomatoes." Those folks were nearly vaporized a lot of the time.

Aspinningsphere
1
5 days ago

Yep, I believe it was a glass ceiling that he went through, on a train station maybe? But yes, while you have to get really lucky, it is possible. A guy even landed a wingsuit on a "runway" of cardboard boxes.

mrlucasw
1
5 days ago

There have been accidents where people did in fact jump from a cherry picker to escape flames, but forgot about their safety harness, and so ended up hanging above the flames, powerless to do something.

harpejjist
1
5 days ago

If not for the fire part, that would be funny.

araed
7
5 days ago

If I ever live in a high rise, my plan is to get enough static line to reach the floor, then rig it so all I have to do is break a window then throw the rope and abseil down.

Aspinningsphere
1
5 days ago

Honestly, chuck the kid out and aim at a soft spot, they fall slower anyways. Then embrace your lover, and when their guard is down, jump for another soft spot, maybe some pedestrians. Once you get above like five stories the height doesn't matter anyway.

AlexandersWonder
1
5 days ago

Over 5 stories and I'd be aiming for the hard spots, personally.

charlie523
36
5 days ago

Seriously this is quite amazing. Either his parents raised him super well or it's just in him to help others. I hope he gets more rewards rather than just recognition.

MeetYourCows
44
5 days ago

I would like to think that the vast majority of people, placed in that situation and aware that they have a means to save lives, will rush to the aid of others.

The dude still deserves great credit of course.

charlie523
14
5 days ago

I feel like it's the opposite. The vast majority people would have the bystander effect and just freeze.

lirannl
7
5 days ago

Oh I get what you're saying, people are good and would WANT to help, they just wouldn't be able to move

facetiae_uvidae
2
5 days ago

Most people don't have a crane.

OriginalSophist
11
5 days ago

I like your optimism. Stay awesome.

honeynero
6
5 days ago

China has a TV station called CCTV?

tonyshen36
6
5 days ago

yeah, China Central Television

QueefyMcQueefFace
7
5 days ago

Does the CCTV headquarters have CCTV security cameras?

Novarest
1
5 days ago

You are now an outlaw in the EU

lastspartacus
1
5 days ago

Weird flex, Mang, but ok.

sweetnesssa
1
5 days ago

Definition of a Hero. Shit goes down and he stepped up!

UrsaPater
633
5 days ago

Crane = "uplifting" news

I see what you did there...

telf2
107
5 days ago

The man deserves a raise

Get it???

Ghitzo
23
5 days ago

Stop.

Corronchilejano
16
5 days ago

Little lower...

TrussedTyrant
11
5 days ago

Now come this way just a bit.

R____I____G____H___T
2
5 days ago

You pressed the wrong button

Peacer13
3
5 days ago

He deserves some high praises.

themekanik
2
5 days ago

well that escalated quickly

mln84
13
5 days ago

“Lowering news” = “uplifting news”. Now I’m confused.

giraffecause
3
5 days ago

Such is tao, or not.

p0k3t0
2
5 days ago

Seemed like a bit of a letdown, really.

LooneyWabbit1
0
5 days ago

B-but...I was gonna post that

pleaseluv
586
5 days ago

Man, this is a nice story, this kids quick thinking on his saved lives, and hopefully he will form a lasting relationship with some of these people.

also he saved a man named dong, that makes me smile

DonkeyWindBreaker
248
5 days ago

A woman named Dong actually.

pleaseluv
166
5 days ago

''A woman named Dong'' sounds like a great title for a book

PresidentDonaldChump
52
5 days ago

Published by Pornhub

DannyMThompson
27
5 days ago

Literotica*

TS_Music
20
5 days ago

Pornhub would fund the film adaptation.

tkum
2
5 days ago

I'm sure it wouldn't be as bad as GoT season 8

Hesticles
3
5 days ago

Hooooooly shit that brings me back, thank you.

T3rminally_eRekt
2
5 days ago

Audiobook narrated by Christopher Walken

Eaders
10
5 days ago

Title of your sex tape.

minddropstudios
10
5 days ago

I really don't think that Johnny Cash needed to do a sequel to Boy Named Sue, but here we are.

Sethanatos
2
5 days ago

Watched enough hentai to know where this is going.

Official_That_Guy
2
5 days ago

Even Better

EpicLegendX
0
5 days ago

By US naming standards, that would be her last name.

Hyperly_Passive
53
5 days ago

I get that tranlating between languages you always get those weird little (often sexual) translations.

But I just want to tell you it kinda bugs me. I had a good friend in high school whose last name is Wang which means king in chinese. Guess what his nickname was?

He went along with the joke usually but he hated it.

Shadow_SKAR
13
5 days ago

I never understood why Western media always refers to people (especially Korean and Chinese) by their family name. Sure in the native language it's Dong Xiuyan or Kim Jong-un, but that doesn't really make sense in English, especially when a few family names account for a huge portion of the population. Why not refer to them as Xiuyan or something, like how people within the country would actually call each other?

godisanelectricolive
15
5 days ago

In Chinese media they would still say Mrs. Dong or use another title. It's not really polite to just use the personal name of a stranger, it's too informal. The same goes for Korea. In Vietnam they actually use the given name in journalism the way you described but they have even fewer names than the Chinese and Korean.

Family and friends can use each other's first nanes but even then using the full name is not uncommon especially when the full name is two characters long.

tanghan
5
5 days ago

Might be a mix up because in Chinese the family name is usually mentioned first

Hyperly_Passive
2
5 days ago

I don't know the reason actually. Maybe convention-someone started doing that and everyone followed suit. Perhaps the monosyllabic last names are easier to remember?

There's also probably many people who just aren't aware that last names come first in Asian naming conventions and treat the last name as a first name

espresso-yourself
13
5 days ago

In American news, it’s standard Associated Press style to refer to people by their full name on first mention, then their surname or family name from then on. I can’t speak to other western countries, but my guess is they do something similar.

Source: am 3rd year journalism major

Shadow_SKAR
5
5 days ago

Yeah I actually realized right after I made my comment that written media always seems to use last names.

I guess for style/consistency, it makes sense. From a practical standpoint as a way of uniquely identifying people...not so much.

espresso-yourself
2
5 days ago

In that case - usually when writing about a family - full name is acceptable (ie, in a story about Trump businesses, you’ll see “Ivanka Trump” and “Donald Trump Jr.”). If it’s a feature story and not a news story, writers will sometimes use first name for children (ie, “Bob Randall, 45, and his 12-year-old daughter, Nicole, have fun on Saturdays. Randall drives Nicole to baseball practice.”)

Edit: it’s also good to note that the New York Times has their own style guide. They use titles, whereas in AP style, titles are unnecessary (ie, “Randall drives Nicole to practice” vs. “Mr. Randall drives Ms. Randall to practice”).

JuPasta
5
5 days ago

I’m studying journalism in Canada, the way it’s always explained to us was that referring to someone by their first name implies familiarity and can introduce bias or at least the perception of bias. Like if you’re reporting on a crazy crime case and you say “Samuel said he felt remorse for his actions” it can come across as a lot more humanizing/personal than “O’Brien said he felt remorse for his actions.” The goal of the reporter, ultimately, is to present just what an outsider could see/hear/touch/taste/feel, not to report any inferences or insinuations about what the reporter thinks is occurring. For this same reason, it’s standard practice to write “So-and-so said they believe” or “LastName said they felt” instead of “So-and-so believes” and “LastName felt”, because we can never know if sources are fully telling the truth.

So basically, using family names is all about maintaining the appearance of distance and objectivity, so that people are less concerned that you are reporting in a biased fashion or letting your feelings towards a source impact the narrative.

cdvla313
7
5 days ago

When my parents got married they changed the family name from Dong to Don b/c they didn't want their kids to get made fun of. Thanks parents.

Hyperly_Passive
2
5 days ago

Very common among many immigrant families actually.

pleaseluv
10
5 days ago

I understand how that could be frustrating, and you must be very upset to make this post, considering your username.

Please understand, that it merely made me smile, My name has a comical meaning in another language, I got over it, hope your friend did too,

And Frankly, I laughed at an article on an internet forum, it is not like i was interviewing him, and started laughing in his face and mocking him.

Hyperly_Passive
16
5 days ago

Yeah I understand where you're coming from and I take no personal offense. Just wanted to communicate this to people who might not be aware. Hope you have a wonderful day!

DaughterEarth
5
5 days ago

My friend changed to an English name cause people kept mispronouncing his original name. I unfortunately can't remember how, just that it bugged. It was ming guan (like gwan) and the intonation mattered

Hyperly_Passive
3
5 days ago

The thing that strikes me as sadly ironic is that most people will at least put in some effort to pronounce things like Dostoevsky or Chalmonet correctly but seem to bite their tongue as soon as it comes to a non western name

microthrower
3
5 days ago

Well it doesn't help that the vowels and spelling use a different set of rules, and depending on where you immigrated from historically you could just get different spellings.

Dong spelled Dohng or Doeng, might get people to attempt a closer sound.

Wang if spelled Wong is better.

Chang if spelled Jhong, a lot closer.

We fucked up spelling, and now pretend we got it right all along.

Like Indian Americans....

nvyetka
2
5 days ago

yeah it's the cheapest joke

aleqqqs
15
5 days ago

No one likes it if their dong burns.

CactusUpYourAss
3
5 days ago

Speak for yourself

BigBlueJAH
6
5 days ago

There’s a karate studio near me named Master Dongs. I laugh every time I drive by it.

Mega__Maniac
6
5 days ago

My mates name is Luong-hoc Duong.

No joke. Long dong.

PhunkeePanda
1
5 days ago

Is Long duk dong of any relation?

harpejjist
1
5 days ago

I came here for this 16 candles reference from the 80s

PhunkeePanda
2
5 days ago

Thank you for saving me from negative

harpejjist
2
5 days ago

My pleasure! I can't believe that movie is now so old, folks don't remember "the Donger"! They probably thought it was just another dumb dong joke. Which technically it is. But it is an historic one! :-)

(disclaimer - yes, of course the character is offensive by our current standards. But nostalgia is a kinder lens.)

grantbwilson
4
5 days ago

I work with a guy named Dong. If someone ever touches him I always say “Don’t touch my Dong”

pleaseluv
1
5 days ago

See this guy formed a lasting relationship with his dong

Numbuh24insane
2
5 days ago

Dong Dong never dies

cyraxible
2
5 days ago

I’m going to have to go find the videos of giantbomb playing that now. Thank you for reminding me of that gem.

Youreanincel
2
5 days ago

Lasting relationship. You live in a disney film. They'll say thank you and forget about him.

scootnoodle
0
5 days ago

"Dong, you're invited to my wedding!"

pleaseluv
0
5 days ago
8xin1nite
138
5 days ago

What a courageous young man. Very different from those ‘left to die’ videos we have all seen from China in the early days of youtube. God bless this brave boy!

MadNhater
124
5 days ago

China is changing. The younger generation are more sympathetic and less about survival mode than those that grew up during the Mao Ze Dong terror.

[deleted]
16
5 days ago

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[deleted]
34
5 days ago

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sickofURshit420x69
13
5 days ago

Damn, this Mao guy really had everyone hitting the books and working out for their personal health! No other way those statistics could be manipulated.

Thanks for teaching me the truth comrade!

ubimasque
10
5 days ago

Am Chinese. This guy doesn't speak for us.

Assaultman67
5
5 days ago

Dude, mao is responsible for more deaths than hitler or stalin. His changes for the better were literally bloodier than WW2.

53R9
3
5 days ago

I went to China this summer, and the younger generation definitely awesome people. They really have great potential.

Whosaidwutnowssss
1
5 days ago

For anyone who’s like “huh?”

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_Shoulan_v._Peng_Yu

Ash_To_Ashes
2
5 days ago

man that’s fucked

WikiTextBot
0
5 days ago

Xu Shoulan v. Peng Yu

Xu Shoulan v. Peng Yu, also referred to as the Peng Yu Case or the Nanjing Peng Yu Incident, was a civil lawsuit in the People's Republic of China, brought before the Nanjing District Court in 2007.

In 2006, Peng Yu had encountered Xu Shoulan after she had fallen and broken her femur. Peng Yu assisted Xu Shoulan and brought her to a local hospital for further care.


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craneoperator89
99
5 days ago

Smooth operator

shahooster
6
5 days ago

🎶 He move in space with minimum waste and maximum joy 🎶

portajohnjackoff
83
5 days ago

you can never go wrong with the crane move

innerearinfarction
28
5 days ago

No can defend

Lampmonster
5
5 days ago

Move proceeds to fail ten minutes into sequel.

garboardload
1
5 days ago

You did it wrong.. they’re our buddies.

DankNovaGaming
1
5 days ago

Skyscraper backs this point

2340859764059860598
1
5 days ago

Cranes are descendants of trebuchets, the superior siege engines.

UpbeatCancel3
74
5 days ago

The comments on this thread are absolutely disgusting and pretty indicative of redditors' thinly veiled racism. Like christ, how triggered do you have to be to spin a wholesome story about a hero into your platform for negative commentary

ThroMoFoSho
45
5 days ago

Thing is, you pretty much know for a fact that none of these people saying these things have any success in their lives.

Because if you're doing well for yourself, i.e. go to a top college or work at a big company, you'll 100% know or work with someone who is Chinese. People like those in this comment thread obviously don't.

phayke2
21
5 days ago

I've always had this idea that people over there were kind of antisocial and desensitized to others but the times I have worked with chinese people they were always real chill and friendly.

macphile
10
5 days ago

It's true that probably most people in China are as chill and friendly as anyone else from any other country, but we also probably don't see a perfect representation of the population, as only certain people choose to or are able to come here for work or school.

ThroMoFoSho
13
5 days ago

we also probably don't see a perfect representation of the population

You'd see it if you spoke Chinese.

They have their own version of Reddit and Twitter/Instagram. We rarely see their content because of the language barrier. The stuff that do make it through are always the weird/terrible shit.

Here's what it's like in reverse. A Chinese guy comes on Reddit and only visits T_D, /r/incels, /r/floridaman, /r/whatcouldcowrong, /r/wtf etc, and takes the top content and posts it on their version of Reddit. That's the ONLY content they see. They'll think we're a bunch of inbred rednecks.

That's basically the majority of the Chinese content on Reddit is. All the fucked up weird shit.

dyingfast
2
5 days ago

Yeah, I've met a lot of people who thought Japan is nothing but zany or cutesy stuff and anime come to life. In reality those aspects of Japan are far more niche and looked down upon.

It's the same thing really, people in the West just base their stereotypes on the media they are fed from a culture.

phayke2
1
5 days ago

And must be on best behavior. Still it makes me wonder if some of the negative is just a reaction to a survival type environment.

UpbeatCancel3
10
5 days ago

couldn't have said it better myself

CaptainCatamaran
2
5 days ago

To me this reads like anyone who doesn’t go to a top school or works in top company has no success in their life - i.e. is a failure. Seems a little harsh dude.

SpacePirateJack
3
5 days ago

Yeah , also there's plenty of racists in college and in companies.

ThroMoFoSho
1
5 days ago

plenty of racists

It's all relative. As many as in areas where there are less international students/employees and have more people who are uneducated?

No.

ThroMoFoSho
1
5 days ago

what do u want me to say?

"you are successful as long as you are happy being who you are. it's what inside that counts. don't let others define your version of success. #behappy #befree #success"

there. better?

AlicornGamer
1
5 days ago

even if not a top college/uni there's still a chance you just have a Chinese person in the same area as you. Kid from high school was a descendant of the Chinese (his great grandparents on both sides were Chinese, his parents born but were moved to Britain now they have a son). Like... they can be anywhere and everywhere and its just depressing this racism towards them or anybody else who may be from a foreign country or a descendant from there.

Mooobers
20
5 days ago

It's part of Reddit new culture lately to be very critical/borderline racist of anything Chinese. Huawei at the forefront and with the new trade tariff wars, i wouldn't be surprised that there are shills on both sides inciting this online propaganda.

mastercafe2
16
5 days ago

The propaganda against China has been operating at full tilt in Western media for a while now. It's helping bring out people's own prejudices against Asians.

_brainfog
6
5 days ago

The prejudice on reddit exists without media

mastercafe2
2
5 days ago

Yes, but the media is helping fuel it and bring it more into the open

[deleted]
58
5 days ago

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DrambleReddit
33
5 days ago

Unfortunately, two of the people he saved have poor Social Ranks, so that does not reflect well on him.

Josh98123
31
5 days ago

0.25 Big Macs have been added to your freedom account

Potential_Dickgirl
0
5 days ago

Your social credit score has increased. Good work delegitimizing dissent against the CCP, citizen.

WilllOfD
25
5 days ago

I was waiting for the neckbeard Redditor MUST SPIN POSITIVE CHINA NEWS comments, and here you are.

LurksWithGophers
1
5 days ago

Nah, that's a couple replies up.

kamakoh4
11
5 days ago

Oh, stop it with the fake news exaggeration. Can't we just take a good thing for what it is?

UpbeatCancel3
24
5 days ago

the average loser redditor can't go 2 seconds without spinning negativity into anything related to China

Commando_Joe
-1
5 days ago

How high does your social rank have to be to get access to wikipedia?

GrapeMelone
47
5 days ago

Not all heroes wear capes.

gizmoglitch
29
5 days ago

But some do operate with a crane driving license.

(Kidding aside, he's a hero, no doubt!)

Zebulen15
5
5 days ago

How do you know he wasn’t wearing a cape? I bet he wears a cape. He’s a hero after all.

WilllOfD
3
5 days ago

100 push-ups 100 squats 10km run

EVERY DAY!!

I wanna beee a heeeeerroooo!!

-Daniels
48
5 days ago

Ohhh boy he's in for some solid social credit points for that.

Itdidnt_trickle_down
34
5 days ago

The CLAWWW!!!!

NoahMichalski
30
5 days ago

Literally uplifting

hardhatgirl
23
5 days ago

You had me at 'teenage crane operator'

Freddit-
1
5 days ago

Yeah, bizarre. I wouldn't trust a teenage adult to be in any position on a crane crew, much less an operator.

PanduMasta
20
5 days ago

Uplifting news and the comments are filled with negative joke lmao.

SonHyun-Woo
30
5 days ago

Not surprising since people love talking trash about China every time a Chinese person appears on their screen 🤷🏾‍♂️

MTH254
24
5 days ago

"Its okay to make fun of Asians though" ~reddit

GPR900
22
5 days ago

"If you think I'm racist then you've never met an Asian"

"No one hates Asians more than Asians"

"Racism towards Asians is okay because they're racist"

What else did I miss?

PatHamill
18
5 days ago

After rescuing Mang and his family, Lan then raised his crane to assist people on the building's fifth and sixth floors. In total, he saved 14 people in less than 30 minutes.

SpunkBunkers
14
5 days ago

Smile. You're amazing.

Good on you dude.

[deleted]
4
5 days ago

[removed]

UpbeatCancel3
12
5 days ago

jesus, just enjoy the wholesome news of a good person without forcing some negative spin on it

nixtxt
3
5 days ago

I thought that said religion and laughed out loud. I wanna see some progressive prizes like access to Wikipedia for 800 points

SummerMummer
2
5 days ago

CIV music plays...

Aranthar
8
5 days ago

Uplifting news? More like down to earth news.

sk8_tr4sh
9
5 days ago

legend

[deleted]
2
5 days ago

[removed]

saucygit
6
5 days ago

-25 for being on the clock.

Oceanicshark
0
5 days ago

Shit you’re right, this dude is wasting the companies time

+75

Sylvester_Scott
-1
5 days ago

-25 for not getting 10,000 steps that day.

ButtBloodTA
6
5 days ago

In the US this kid would have gotten written up or fired for the safety violations

MakeArenaFiredAgain
15
5 days ago

In the US he would have been shot at school.

PNBest
8
5 days ago

Sure, if your understanding of the US comes through a Facebook feed or cable..

Topkekekekkeke
2
5 days ago

If only you knew how bad the crane companies are. There are no safety violations, as long as you pay enough money to the DOB guy.

Strength-InThe-Loins
1
5 days ago

In China they're much more humane, so they'll just execute him.

incomplete-username
6
5 days ago

+50 social credit points

zeepzeepzeepzeepzeep
6
5 days ago

This is literally why I've been telling people we need to lower the age for crane operators in the US

definitelyrushianbot
4
5 days ago

I have never even won a beat on the claw game at an arcade or amusement park.

KaiserGlauser
1
5 days ago

Could you imagine if real cranes operated the same way...

burvurdurlurv
4
5 days ago

*Social Credit intensifies *

Mooobers
2
5 days ago

Great and original joke, I love it!

Master_Zero
1
5 days ago

For saving the lives of these 14 people, he gains 140 social credits. For refusing to do his scheduled job for 3 hours, he loses 300 social credit score.

burvurdurlurv
2
5 days ago

“Go live in The Hole for six months and think about what you did.”

uniquely0rdinary
4
5 days ago

Fucking.Legend.

EbenezerMac
4
5 days ago

He’s a world wide hero now. Good on this kid.

Packerphan66
5
5 days ago

See what happens when you don’t require 5 years experience and a degree?

EnoughPM2020
5
5 days ago

This guy is a brave hero, props to him and I hope his life afterwards is pleasant.

invertedarsehole
5
5 days ago

UPlifting news.

anonisanincel
3
5 days ago

His citizen rating boutta skyrocket

mr-wiener
2
5 days ago

Good for you son!

SpaceTides
2
5 days ago

r/upliftingnews ... crane ... this fits too well.

JETS_WPG
5
5 days ago

I want him on my team. Add’a boy!

Mr_Boombastick
3
5 days ago

I hope he gets laid a lot.

weedlymcweedler
4
5 days ago

It makes me happy to see good news reported every once in a while :)

NeoHenderson
3
5 days ago

Fuck this website sideways, do they hate all mobile browsers?

Unreadable. The X to close the popup asking me to install an app not available in my country is not clickable. They could actually know it's not available here and remove that, or fix the damn popup, but noooo, they only spend money on finding new places to jam an ad and how to get conversions.

Fuck yahoo.

Dressundertheradar
2
5 days ago

Cant view fullscreen video, but they turnred a vertical video into hotizontal. Viewed horizontal i can only see 1/3 of the screen. Bullshit. No wonder yahoo is on a shoestring budget.

ClaraRash
3
5 days ago

"If I didn't have my mother or my wife with me, if I was alone, I would have jumped out for sure," Mang told the station.

JoycePizzaMasterRace
3
5 days ago

what a hero

beelzebob909
3
5 days ago

What a fucking stud muffin

ReverseWho
3
5 days ago

I hope they gave him lots of social credit for this brave act.

ruth115
3
5 days ago

I hate this sub. Everyone is so negative. Pretty weird considering it's supposed to be about positive news. How do block a sub?

Xelium23
4
5 days ago

Just unsub...

FlipantPirate
3
5 days ago

But how much did this increase his social score?

nessfromspace
3
5 days ago

So how many social credits did he get for that one?

sungercik
2
5 days ago

wow amazing!

humblepotatopeeler
2
5 days ago

Here here!

a toast to a real hero, Lan Junze!

Heor326
2
5 days ago

What a hero

sagenixo
2
5 days ago

This indeed is very uplifting news

GroundbreakingFall6
2
5 days ago

I thought this was a subreddit about people being lifted by cranes or something.

jaded_backer
2
5 days ago

I guess quick thinking and a decade of construction experience really pay off!

OverkillAntics
2
5 days ago

TIL that crane operators can be as young as 19

rjsmith420x
2
5 days ago

Seriously that kid is a hero and a half mega props to him quick thinking

Zalakun
2
5 days ago

Unsung hero !

Horehey34
2
5 days ago

What a lad

Friskei
2
5 days ago

Was dad proud?

hardtoremember
2
5 days ago

That is serious badassery and he deserves all the praise the world has to offer.

Mrsneezybreezy1821
2
5 days ago

I'm just waiting for the anime adaptation

jz1127
2
5 days ago

Dude is a hero!

lakewood85
2
5 days ago

Staring Clint Eastwood!

hbwnot
2
5 days ago

Alright this guy is an absolute hero, but it takes guts to do what he did. It’s not so easy to disobey the strictest rules on being a crane operator in such heavily ruled areas as the USA or Europe. He’s a master at is craft and I hope he goes on to a long career of being safe at work.

enikkariyilla
2
5 days ago

It's uplifting cuz he's a crane operator

DeoxysSpeedForm
2
5 days ago

What an absolute champ!

HotDogNuggets
2
5 days ago
Orthodox-Waffle
2
5 days ago

"Teenage crane operator"

That's an interesting thing to read suddenly

Ghosttalker96
2
5 days ago

what exactly is so interesting about a 19 year old crane operator?

Orthodox-Waffle
2
5 days ago

It's impressive. Here in Seattle it takes a lot of time to get trained and authorized to operate a crane. Someone doing that by 19 is an accomplishment.

-jerm
2
5 days ago

But what about #15? R.I.P.

gilbeythebeast
2
5 days ago

Wikipedia in China will never remember him

NeinsteinMandela
2
5 days ago

What a hero.

iamahotblondeama
2
5 days ago

Such a great story but I think about how many people he couldn't save and how that must weigh on his conscience. A true hero

The-Pyjama-King
2
5 days ago

I’m honestly curious if he gets a big social credit boost. He should for sure. I wonder if it accounts for heroism?

miles-prower-morales
1
5 days ago

Truly uplifting news 😂😂😂😂

atheros98
1
5 days ago

Good on him... Wow

789seedosjoker555see
1
5 days ago

Hero!!!

Mr_Ted_Stickle
1
5 days ago

Video game coordination/reaction time/ attention to details = real life coordination/reaction time/attention to detail.

mangroveassassin
2
5 days ago

His social score will be highest in all of China. 1st class airplane trips to anywhere he wants!

Gathorall
1
5 days ago
namer457
1
5 days ago

what

Kliffskie97
1
5 days ago

Be the crane

meowsofcurds
1
5 days ago

So when will the company fire this operator for improper usage of equipment like the case in North America?

reParaoh
0
5 days ago

I count at least 14 osha violations...but this is China so they probably don't have those same safety regulations.. so all is good

TacTurtle
1
5 days ago

Hire that boy for Seattle

campos3452
1
5 days ago

Makes the Google crane look bad 😂

RicardoLovesYou
1
5 days ago

How about that for your X+ years of required experience

redditcatchingup
1
5 days ago

Cranes are uplifting

sneakaens
1
5 days ago

uplifting news 😏

danmcfart
1
5 days ago

But Reyes! what about the 200 others?

puckbeaverton
1
5 days ago

Kid can have whatever he fucking wants out of the claw machine. Shit's like short term storage to him.

ocmike70
1
5 days ago

He should be on the Chinese version of Ellen

ephemeralblade
1
5 days ago

Thank God those people didn’t burn that building, they would’ve gotten in a lot of trouble

Scibbie_
1
5 days ago

He should get a Wikipedia page

Oh wait.

Monotonegent
1
5 days ago

He really wanted the harmonica, but saving lives. That's ok too.

95snowman
1
5 days ago

Literally uplifting news?

ObjectsInMirror_
1
5 days ago

Guaranteed he can credit video games for this

Jeyanm
1
5 days ago

Ok but where were the fire fighters

DawdlingScientist
1
5 days ago

Literally upllifting news

Free_sensations
1
5 days ago

Chinese man blue jacket international news

pnasmaster
1
5 days ago

Good work that's quick thinking!

Therandomanswerer
1
5 days ago

I approve on contributing air to continue this man's existence.

topicalthundernews
1
5 days ago

I appreciate for the braveness of this hero. He had really done a great job saving a life of people in building with crane in chine.A grande salute to this boy....

Meowlodramatic
1
5 days ago

Buster?

Castlewarss
1
5 days ago

Modern day hero.

CharlieApples
1
5 days ago

Send this kid some literal gold

MortemAngelus
1
5 days ago

H

GrungeDuTerroir
1
5 days ago

Yay for child labor I guess?

Ghosttalker96
2
5 days ago

He is 19.

Sizao
1
5 days ago

I'm sorry, but are we ignoring the fact that this story only "feels good" if we don't know that a man died in that very same fire?

ReverseWho
1
5 days ago

He still saved more than died.

Sizao
2
5 days ago

Yes, I'm not questioning that. What he did was heroic and should be complemented. That still does not mean this is "Uplifting News" though when you consider a person died in that fire.

trashman199
1
5 days ago

Get it? Uplifting😂

travislow5
1
5 days ago

Truly uplifting.

Because it’s a crane

Munty99
1
5 days ago

What a hero

heylookabed
1
5 days ago

This man lifts

randomq17
0
5 days ago

SpongeBob voice be the crane..

arkiverge
0
5 days ago

I wonder if there will be a Wikipedia article on this.

blue_paprika
0
5 days ago

"Teenage crane operator"

Excuse me what the fuck?

Ghosttalker96
1
5 days ago

You haven't read the article, have you?

weedpornography
0
5 days ago

"Social point: +100!" Chinese government probably