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The Power Went Out During His Performance, So Fans Lit Up the Ice With Their Phones

fans help taiwanese ice skaters with smartphone lights

When an unfortunate power failure almost ruined the performance of a talented figure skater during an international event in Taipei last week, adoring fans collectively came to the rescue by illuminating the stadium with their individual phones.

The power went out just as the scored competition rounds at the prestigious Four Continents Figure Skating Championship had ended, and skaters were performing some exhibition sets, according to SoraNews via Livedoor.

American Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting 4 Women in Taipei During Drunken Rampage

An intoxicated American man was arrested in Taipei on Thursday afternoon after allegedly harassing another man, and groping the buttocks and breasts of four women in an alley near a Zhongshan MRT Station exit.

The 36-year-old man, only identified as Joseph, was reported to be physically and verbally harassing pedestrians at around 3 p.m., with one woman claiming to being bear hugged by him, according to Taiwan News Online.

Idiot Travels to Taiwan, Pays $329 For the World’s Most Expensive Beef Noodle Soup

Beef Noodle Soup is probably the most iconic dish in Taiwanese Cuisine. While it was first created by the Hui people, a Chinese Muslim ethnic group during the Tang Dynasty, the red braised beef version was created by veterans who fled from mainland China to Taiwan after the Chinese Civil War.

In most places in Taiwan, you’ll rarely find a bowl priced over 240 New Taiwan dollars ($7.80). However, one shop in Taipei has made headlines for charging up to 10,000 New Taiwan dollars ($329) for a bowl of beef noodle soup.

Nanny in Taiwan Fired After Getting Caught Drinking Breast Milk Meant For the Baby

A mother in Taipei thoroughly screened a 58-year-old nanny to help her take care of her baby daughter, but it turns out the hired help really loves to drink the breast milk meant for the woman’s child.

The 27-year-old mother, surnamed Lin, told MailOnline that she hired the carer while she was in postpartum confinement, in which new mothers must stay indoors for a month, according to Chinese culture.

Taipei Turns Subway Cars Into ‘Realistic’ Sport Venues for the Universiade Games

In honor of the 29th Summer Universiade Games, Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, transformed the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway cars into realistic simulations of sport venues.

To spread hype over the 2017 games, which will take place from August 19 to August 30, Taipei’s subway cars now resemble major sporting events such as track and field, soccer, baseball, basketball, swimming and athletics throwing.