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  1. China Cracks Down on Funeral Stripteases

    They’re giving mourners grief. The People’s Republic is dead serious about killing burlesque shows and stripteases at rural funerals. Public nudity is a no-no in China, but the belief that respect for the dead is measured by crowd size has fed a decades-long tradition of raunchy send-offs. The Ministry of Culture says it’s teaming up with police to terminate the practice, but some families — seeing it as fun equivalent to karaoke — will probably keep sending grandpa to that final lap dance in the sky.

    Vice, Huffington Post

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