Category: China

A man in China built his own dialysis machine to keep himself…

A man in China built his own dialysis machine to keep himself alive for 13 years.

China poured more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the US used…

China poured more cement between 2011 and 2013 than the US used in the entire 20th century.

Photo : gatesnotes.com

There are about 459 “cancer villages” in China,…

There are about 459 “cancer villages” in China, small communities near polluting factories where cancer rates have soared far above the national average.

Photo : vice

In 2011, China aired clips of the movie “Top Gun” on…

In 2011, China aired clips of the movie “Top Gun” on the news and tried to pass it off as the Chinese Air Force doing training exercises.

Three Gorges Dam in China is so massive it has slowed the…

Three Gorges Dam in China is so massive it has slowed the rotation of the Earth.

Photo : wikipedia

Some Chinese companies hire white actors to pretend to be…

Some Chinese companies hire white actors to pretend to be foreign businessmen so that the companies can seem more connected globally.

For the last 10+ years, 2 disabled men in China, one without…

For the last 10+ years, 2 disabled men in China, one without arms and the other without sight, have been planting trees together and have so far planted more than 10,000.

Mao Zedong ordered the people of China to kill sparrows because…

Mao Zedong ordered the people of China to kill sparrows because they steal grain. Since sparrows also eat insects, their absence caused a locust epidemic that ravaged crops and killed millions of people.

There once was an old woman from China that grew a horn on the…

There once was an old woman from China that grew a horn on the left side of her forehead. She got so much attention, she refused to have it removed. A year later, she was happy to find a matching horn sprouting on the right side.

In China, cigarette companies are allowed to sponsor schools,…

In China, cigarette companies are allowed to sponsor schools, with slogans like “Genius comes from hard work. Tobacco helps you become talented.”