Man seeks sponsor for huge, deformed chin

Take this one with a grain of salt, but a Chinese man with a grossly deformed chin is reported to be selling ad space on it—to raise money for surgery. For some reason, the Austrian Times has the scoop on this, saying that Chang Du, 47, was afflicted with the swelling about five years ago and needs $7,500 for the procedure. Chang's condition has been covered elsewhere, though the sponsorship idea is new. He reportedly said: "I am normally a shy man and stay indoors most of the time because I don't want to frighten people. But without money I can't get this operation so I will do or promote anything to get it." Via Tabloid Prodigy.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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