Made in China
When you got up on a Sunday morning and dug
soil in your backyard to plant tomato seeds, then discovered
in the hole 6000 pieces of milled coins with the image of
the cuirassed bust of George II, you must be a very happy
soul. The 250-year old currency could bring you a not so
It didn't happen to any of us last Sunday and
we do not hold our breath to see it happen tomorrow. But
it did happen somewhere sometimes ago on earth.
When a villager named Yu Younan (余友南) in China's Anhui
Province (安徽) decided to become a home owner builder
and dug soil to produce bricks for his housing project,
he unexpectedly excavated 6,000 pieces ancient coins with
a ghost-like image on them.
He was a very happy man by then, naturally.
And when later he learned from the archaeologists that what
he dug out were famous "Ghost Face (鬼脸钱)" coins
dating back to the Warrior States (475BC - 221BC), an era
Emperor Qin was born and before a united China came into
being, he was even happier. Imagine what kind of fortune
the 2,500-year old currency could bring to him!
But in the end the ancient coins have not brought
any tangible windfall to Mr Yu, as the man decided last month
to give them away for free to a museum.
The Ghost Faces were produced by Chu
Kingdom (楚国) based in today's Hubei
Province (湖北), the homeland of poet Qu Yuan for him
Dragon Boat festival is allegedly dedicated. At the time
there were seven kingdoms in the Middle Land and the Ghost
Faces enjoyed a status similar to U.S. Dollars in 20th
century, commonly used in inter-states trade.
Its supremacy didn't last, of course. The current
Chinese currency is yuan, by the way.
(Source of info/photo: 中安在线)
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Made in USA
Chinese Netizens voted Dalai
Lama for the best actor at AScar-in-Brian Award for his
dramatic performance in the film The Little Demon's Fifty
Years in CIA:
Dalai Lama's Downfall (老魔头之中情局五十年：达赖喇嘛的覆灭).
Dalai Lama's AScar acceptance speech:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank
my producer, the CIA,
who created the drama; thank my co-stars in Hollywood who
taught me how to pretend
to be someone else; and thank my team, the terrorist organisation Tibetan
Youth Conference, who worked as my doubles in the show. Guys,
I thank you all, and love you all, kiss kiss, hmmmmm-em, heheeheeeee
The Art of War of An Ant
An ant buried itself in sand but stuck a tiny leg
out. Asked why he acted like this, our mighty ant warrior replied
courageously: My spirit
adviser told me, sooner an elephant will pass this way, and
I'm gonna make him trip and fall.
An insightful advice from a Tibetan Yak:
Mark my words here. Don't mind that Big Lie Lama,
as a religious/political/military
leader all in one, in the 21st century, he just belongs to
an endangered species more hopeless and futureless than me and
destined for a doomed fate in Vajra Hell. I'm serious. I'm not