Not For All The Tea In China

A blog describing the idiosyncracies of working and teaching in China and life on a day to day basis. With stories of unbelievable stupidity and outright ripping off of foreigners.



Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Rainman

The Chinese don't leave anything to chance. Least of all anything that would be likely to cause loss of face.

For example, here in the north of China the winter Asian Games have just begun, but the day before, embarassingly, there was not a flake of snow; difficult to host a winter games without snow...not impossible mind you.

So what did they do? Well, they made it snow of course. I don't mean they had a snow machine, i mean they actually made it snow...ie. from the sky. In the west I have never heard of this practice but in China it's a fairly frequent occurance. Planes will be sent up and they will drop 'bombs' into the clouds, when i say bombs I mean exploding devices that disperse certain chemicals(or something)into the clouds, stimulating heavier rain fall or snowfall.

They haven't quite 'made' rain yet, but it seems pretty close to me, they do need the clouds first though, no clouds, no go.

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