Chinese Man Sticks 2008 Needles In His Head To Mark Beijing Olympic Games

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In a bizarre publicity stunt, Dr Wei Sheng pierced the decorative needles in his head, face, hands and chest in the five colours of the Olympic rings.

The picture of Dr Sheng’s was taken in Nanning, Southern China, and demonstrates the patriotic fervour among the Chinese people in the build up to September’s Games.

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“Falling Towers” Nears Completion

“Falling Towers” Nears Completion

The striking “Falling Towers” building in Beijing nears completion

With the Olympics only a few months away, the Chinese are determined to carve visual images into the minds of the rest of the world with their bold architecture, modern cities, and progressive lifestyle. The “Falling Towers” building is one building that has captured the imagination of the world. More pics after the jump.

 

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Olympics an Easy Target for A-List Hypocrites

Olympics an Easy Target for A-List Hypocrites

It’s naive to believe the Beijing Games will be just about sports

In January, it was Prince Charles. Last month, it was Steven Spielberg. This month, it’s George Clooney. Next month, bet on Quincy Jones. At issue is the Olympic Games, more specifically China providing weapons to Sudan and buying up most of its oil.

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China’s Weather Control Rockets to Ensure Dry Olympics

 China’s Weather Control Rockets to Ensure Dry Olympics

China is preparing an arsenal of rockets and aircraft to protect the Olympics opening ceremony from rain, hoping to disperse clouds before they can drench dignitaries at the roofless “bird’s nest” stadium.

Officials believe there is a 47% probability of rain during the August 8 opening ceremony and a 6% chance of a heavy downpour and will try to drain humidity from clouds before they reach Beijing.
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China Planning Massive Weather Modification For Olympics

China Planning Massive Weather Modification For Olympics

To prevent rain over the roofless 91,000-seat Olympic stadium that Beijing natives have nicknamed the Bird’s Nest, the city’s branch of the national Weather Modification Office–itself a department of the larger China Meteorological Administration–has prepared a three-stage program for the 2008 Olympics this August.
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