Chinese Scientists.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Floating teetH, Jun 30, 2004.

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  1. Late one night, myself and a friend were watching the news. There was a story about how in China, the government was taking steps to attempt to replentish the population of pandas. So they go to a shot of some serious looking news reporter, and he says, "Chinese scientists have implanted the fetus of a panda into the womb of a cat. The cat soon died."

    Those words, combined with the seriousness of the reporter, provided me with days worth of laughter.

    More recently I saw a thing on the news about how they had succeeded in getting pandas to mate by showing them video footage of pandas in the act. This story brings hope for the pandas, but the first story doesn't seem to say much for Chinese scientists.
  2. Panda Porn.

    Poor cat. What the hell did they expect to happen? Perhaps something of the same genus instead next time?
  3. I have also heard stories about the Communist Government killing off their intelligentsia.
    Historically speaking the scholars had been the dominant class in China so that made them a threat.
  4. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    That happened here at TB too.
  5. good thing I ain't a 4eyes hee hee :ninja:
  6. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Somebody at TB put a panda fetus in a cat? :eyebrow:
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yep. Damn shame about that cat.
  8. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Some of it's true. When Mao came into power he imprisoned, executed or "reeducated" the intellectuals and scholars. Reeducating consisted of sending them off and making them work in the fields and be subservient to punk kids and country folk. At one point he instituted a policy called The Hundred Flowers Movement (based on his quote "Let a hundred flowers bloom, and a hundred schools contend"). He made an announcement that people would be allowed to freely criticize the government without punishment. He let them do that for a while and of course wasn't pleased with what was said and that led to the Anti-Rightist Campaign in which all those pesky intellectuals were sent off for "thought reform." Mao had many fantastic and creative programs.

    It is said that 30 million people died under his reign from various causes from execution to starvation as a result of failed economic programs. Yet today he is still revered as a hero in China. Funny huh. Haha.

    brad cook
  9. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    medic- Just to give you a heads up. Read the forum rules posted on top of OT and also the rules of TB.

    We like to keep things peaceful, laid back and not stereo typing.

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