Qiao Yubo's unusual pregnancy photo was the most emailed photo on Yahoo a day ago and made the rounds on the Net like wildfire:
Qiao Yubo, who is pregnant with at least five babies, has her waist measured by her husband, right, in Songyuan, in China's northeast Jilin province, Saturday June 11, 2006. Qiao, who is 1.67-meters tall, has a waistline measurement of 1.75 meters, five months into her pregnancy. Qiao's excessive bulk is causing difficulties in getting around, with taxi drivers too afraid to take her in their cars. Her clothing is all custom-made and she eats up to seven meals a day.
Turns out, Yubo's bundle of joy is actually just a bundle of clothes:
However, when a hospital in the capital city of Changchun offered a free medical check-up, the woman and her husband taken flee from a window, thus unfolding the true story behind, reported Jinlin News.
When the doctors finally found her in a washing room in her sister's house, Qiao knelt down, cried out, and told them she was not carrying quintuplets, Mr Li, chief of the hospital, told the newspaper.
Calming down, Qiao pulled out the staff she had been cramming into her belly, including three bed quilts, a dozen sweaters, shirt, cushions, hats and so on, Li said.