Two men whose remains were recently excavated from tombs in western China put their pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us. But these nomadic herders did so between 3,300 and 3,000 years ago, making their trousers the oldest known examples of this innovative apparel, a new study finds. With straight-fitting legs and a wide crotch, the ancient wool trousers resemble modern riding pants, says a team led by archaeologists Ulrike Beck and Mayke Wagner of the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin.
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Tags: 3000 Year Old Pants, 3000 Year Old Trousers, antique clothing, apparel, archeology, Berlin, China, German Archaeological Institute, history, Mayke Wagner, Tarim Basin, Ulrike Beck, wool trousers
Tags: Acrophobia, camino del rey, China, cliff, dangerous work, hiking, Hunan province, mountain walkway, mountaineering, photography, pic, picture, Pingjiang County, road construction
The DailyMail presents some scary and beautiful photos of a walkway under construction in China.
With no ropes or safety harnesses, and only hard hats to protect them if they fall, these men spend their days hauling heavy planks and wheelbarrows full of cement over a rickety wooden walkway.
Tags: 3d printing, architecture, China, MakerBot, residential building, Shanghai, WinSun
Nearly a year ago Shanghai-based manufacturing company WinSun announced the successful development of 10 houses in only 24 hours using a 3D printer. They weren’t the best looking houses, given their simplicity, but it marked a turning point for the 3D printing market, transitioning itself from being an industry of small items to the industry of architecture. From then on, everyone knew that 3D printers would change the world.
Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!
Tags: China, Chinese Visitor, tourism, tourist, travel, visit
China does a lot of business and trade with the United States, and so there are many websites devoted to helping business people navigate American peculiarities. Using Google to translate advice written in “simplified Han” for Chinese readers into English allows Americans a tiny, possibly imprecise peek into how the people of China view life in the United States.
For example – “11. Show Humility to Ladies—They’re In Charge”
Tags: accordion fold, China, Li Hongbo, paper craft, Paper Sculpture, video
Tags: agriculture, animal husbandry, China, Chinese medicine, Cockroach, farmer, infestation, livestock, pestilence, roach, roach farming, wildlife, wtf
And you thought your apartment was a roach motel. In China, a growing number of farmers are making their living by breeding a rather unusual variety of livestock: thousands and thousands of cockroaches. The roach farming industry remains secretive in China, with proprietors wary of attracting government attention or the ire of their neighbors. But the industry is also an increasingly prosperous one, as the Los Angeles Times points out: the price of dried cockroaches has soared from $2 per pound in 2010 to $20 today. That’s mostly because roaches are more popular than ever among Chinese medical providers, who incorporate crushed roaches into experimental baldness and cancer treatments, as well as cosmetics firms. They’re also being marketed as mouthwatering delicacies by some restaurants. Bon appétit!