And the penalty for slouching is…

May 12, 2008

needle-2-160.jpgIf you enjoy cruel practical jokes, and who doesn’t, you should head for China. Here’s why. They seem  obsessed with posture over there, to the point of inflicting pain on those who don’t stand up straight enough.

We’ve had recent photos of several bizarre posture-control gimmicks, and now we have guys with needles in their collars, poised to stick themselves if they lower their head.

That’s where the chance for annoying jokes comes in. Get yourself a phrase book and learn to say, “Hey needle-neck, your shoelace is untied! Then, when the poor dude instinctively bends over to tie his lace, hilarity ensues! Let me know how it goes.

Posture-related posts: I am NOT Spartacus! and I guess we’re playing stud?

needle-1-360.jpgNeedles ensure correct posture during training at base in Shenyang,  China, May 6, 2008. REUTERS/ Stringer

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The only thing I hate about putting on a brand new shirt.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

You don’t even want to think about the knitting needle. What did I just write?

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive

This method of keeping posture seems pretty unpractical. What if there was a bombing or high security risk than needed addressing immediately. You would see hundreds of soldiers standing still carefully trying to take these pins out of their collars without stabbing them selfs before they could run around and do there job?!
It just seems more like a security risk to me as it stops these men from acting immediately when they may need to solve a immanent problem.

Posted by James Cross | Report as abusive

Ah finally… A shirt that periodically releases enough heroin to counter the crushing despair of selling your soul to a faceless orginisation whose sole purpose is to stamp out any traces of resistance or individuality in the populace.

Posted by Gammy Snedger | Report as abusive