Posts Tagged 'China'

The Long Haired Women Of Xiao Zhai, China

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Remotelands.com reported –

Did you know that a few hours north of Guilin exists a beautiful, verdant village, where cars cannot reach, where few tourists ever venture, where the women’s long, black hair is the stuff of legend? A forty-minute climb up a steep hill will bring to you the home of the Red Yao, a friendly culture with a long history they are happy to share.

The women in this village have a special “coiling of the hair” ceremony. Red Yao women only cut their hair once in their life, at the age of 16. They save that hair and attach it back to their heads each day in a special ceremony

Continue reading HERE.

Another post about Xiao Zhai’s women HERE.

World’s Highest Bridge Opens In China [video]

 

Monorail Passes Through A High Rise Building In China

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In Chongqing, China, a public transportation monorail cuts straight through a high rise apartment building. In a similar vein, the Tower Gate Building, in Japan, has a highway exit ramp running through it’s 5th, 6th, and 7th floors.

Hell On Earth – Photos From A Chinese Steel Mill

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From BuzzFeed –

As the world’s biggest polluter, China faces an extraordinary challenge in reducing its emissions — one made all the more difficult because of the countless high-polluting factories scattered across the country. Authorities have moved to shut down many of the worst-offending factories, but some factory owners simply pay informal “fines” to local authorities before re-opening. Photojournalist Kevin Frayer traveled to Inner Mongolia with Getty Images earlier this month to capture some haunting pictures of life inside one steel mill.

View the photos HERE.

Chinese Ice Cave [video]

Silkworms Spin Super-Silk after Eating Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

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Scientific American reports –

Silk—the stuff of lustrous, glamorous clothing—is very strong. Researchers now report a clever way to make the gossamer threads even stronger and tougher: by feeding silkworms graphene or single-walled carbon nanotubes. The reinforced silk produced by the silkworms could be used in applications such as durable protective fabrics, biodegradable medical implants, and ecofriendly wearable electronics, they say.

Continue reading HERE.

Making Traditional Suomian Noodles [video]


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