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A Thousand Snakes Sunbathe on Road

On 8th Oct, over a thousand snakes were seen crawling on the road in Liuhe county, Jinlin province - over 700 died when run over by passing cars.

A man trys to move an injured snake to the side of the road. (Screenshot)

According to a local road inspector, every year around this time, dozens of snakes come from the bush beside the road to sun-bath, but this year the number of snakes is greater than ever before.

Engraved Chinese Words Found on 270 Million-Year-Old Stone PDF Print E-mail
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In June 2002, a 270 million-year-old “hidden words stone” was discovered in Guizhou. A crack  in the megalith revealed six characters neatly brush-written in Chinese; saying “The Chinese Communist Party Dead[Zhong Guo Gong Chan Dang Wang].”



Every character is nearly a square foot in size. The character “Dead” is especially large. The characters are so clearly written that they appear as if they were carved. The official media in Mainland China have all reported this news - People’s Daily, CCTV, Guanming Daily, Technical Daily, Travel Satellite, China International Broadcasting station and 20 other media reporters including People’s Daily.Net, Sina.Net, Eastern Net, Sohu.Net, Yahoo, and New China Daily, but they have hidden the word “Dead” and only mention the words “The Chinese Communist Party”. However, the word “Dead” can be clearly seen in photos posted on the People’s Daily Online and Xinhua.Net.

Pingtang is a high mountain valley in Guizhou province in south western China. Zhangbu village in Pingtang County is a very scenic spot spanning over six square kilometres. The natural and beautiful scenery includes mystical mountains, rivers, rocks, caves, bamboo outcrops, trees and fish. The area is isolated, and has remained untouched for a long time. In June 2002, the Duyun international photography exposition recommended this area as a scenic spot for taking photographs. During routine cleaning of the area, this “hidden words stone” was discovered.

In August 2003, Pingtang County invited a geology expert from Guizhou province to investigate Zhangbu, who later wrote a detailed report. It was determined that the “hidden words stone” fell from a high mountain cliff. On the cliff one can see a corresponding gap from where the rock must have fallen. After the megalith fell, it split into two forming a gap wide enough to accommodate two people. The two sections are seven meters long, three meters tall and weigh 100 tons. The large brush-written characters of “The Chinese Communist Party Dead” can be clearly seen on the right hand side behind the fracture.

Three months later, the Chinese scientific culture inspection group for Guizhou Pingtang geological anomalies, was formed to investigate the “hidden words stone”. The fifteen-person team included Li Tingdong, who is an academician from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, assistant director of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and an expert on Aerial Geology and Geographic Charts; Liu Baojun, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and renowned geologists, Li Fenglin, professor at China University of Geosciences and committee member of National Geoparks in the National Land Resources Department.

Experts believed that the “hidden words stone” is from roughly 270 million years ago, the Permian period. This “hidden words stone” not only is a world-class tourist attraction, but also has great geological research value.

Reported by Chinese Newspaper, but only first 5 words mention in the article. (screenshot)

Last Updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 01:09
 

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