A Canadian-based company, as a joke, started selling canned fresh air, but the product became lucrative when marketed in China. They package compressed air from the Rocky Mountains into aluminum cans that sell for $10-$20 each.
There is a dog eating festival in China where 10,000 – 15,000 dogs are eaten over a 10 day period.
In 2007 China tested a missile and shot down one of their own satellites, accidentally creating 2,087 pieces of space debris on crazy orbits, all of which are now required to be tracked to avoid space collisions.
During China’s Ming Dynasty, powdered smallpox scabs were blown up the noses of the healthy. The patients would then develop a mild case of the disease, and from then on were immune to it. Although the technique had a 0.5–2.0% mortality rate, it was better than the diseases 20–30% mortality rate.
Some restaurants in China lace their food with opiates to keep customers coming back.
China has banned time travel in TV, saying that it “disrespects history”.
Chinese tourists in North Korea has been criticized for throwing sweets at North Korean children ‘like they’re feeding ducks’.
The man who first artificially cloned a fish was later forced to give up his research and become a janitor by the Chinese government during the Cultural Revolution.
In China, if you hit someone with your car you pay for their medical care. Killing someone, however, is a one time fine. For that reason, people have gone back to kill someone they accidentally hit.
An American family tried to live a year without Chinese made goods in which they found it almost impossible. They wrote a book on it.