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THE WEEK Nov 20: Beijing inhales world record

Updated: 2015-11-20
By THE WEEK (chinadaily.com.cn)
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Beijing inhales world record
Beijing has been suffering from massive smog effects recently. But don't hold your breath, because the great people of Beijing have come together to great a Guiness World Record for the biggest "healthy" lung. That's right, the biggest lung is been created in the city with the biggest pollution problem. Isn't that ironic?
Over a thousand people stood outside on a smoggy Sunday afternoon breathing in heavy pollution to gain a world record of a big red lung… Hold on, let me catch my breath… An organizer named Chen said the activity was to promote lung health leading up to World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day. You can't fault the effort as some of the volunteers were seen breathing difficultly, coughing and wheezing throughout the event.. Which are all symptoms of COPD. A great way to raise awareness!

Halftime is naptime
One thing Chinese people love is soccer. They are crazy for this 90-minute game where a ball gets kicked back and forth resulting in one… maybe two goals. So out of the millions of soccer fans in China, the soccer "specialists" are able to land really cool jobs like commentating on some of the world's biggest games like the Real Madrid versus Paris SG match that took place last week. Dong Lu, the veteran Chinese soccer analyst, was acting as co-commentator for LeTV's coverage of the game when he accidentally fell asleep during the game. That's right, the game was so exciting that Chinese fans starting hearing Mr. Dong snore right in the middle of the match.
You have got to be kidding me! Lu was let go from the program, but not without making a statement that soccer is one of the most exciting sports in the world!

Business "tip" of The Week
To all of you who own stocks in China's condom industry, SELL SELL SELL!!!
After the Chinese government announced its reform on its "family planning" police (allowing families to have two children instead of one), condom shares are seeing their darkest days. One of the Chinese's favorite condoms is a Japanese condom named Okamoto (I don't really know how I know that but) … but anyways, the stocked has dropped by 10 percent in Tokyo, and it's not predicted to go back up anytime soon. And as your unofficial China Daily business analyst, I'd say it's probably safe to invest in products such as diapers, baby strollers and infant formula… The babies are on the way!!

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