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A New National Sport

The Art of the Luge...

Welcome to Beijing where the national sport is...spitting.

Spitting is actually a generous term...though I'm not sure I've ever used this phrase before, it would be more aptly described as "hauking a luge." (Unsure about the spelling there...) Though fines of up to 50 cents have been imposed on those caught spitting on the street, it still does not stop everyone and their mom from reaching deep down in their throat, summoning their phlegm forward and letting it rip. In fact, most people reach down 2 to 3 times before they actually release.

Some cities are alive with the sounds of birds chirping or cars honking.

Beijing? The retching sound of man summoning forth his bodily fluids.


And it's only just begun...

Posted by lbassi 21:23 Archived in China

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