Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Sarge, we could march faster without bricks…

June 29, 2009

Blog Guy, a couple of months ago you said there were pockets of China that have little gravity. Do you have any more info on that?

Sure. Here are military training photos from Sichuan Province. These guys have bricks hanging on them at all times, even when they sleep, just to keep grounded.

I think you’re full of it. I’ve seen people walking around brickless in Sichuan without any problem.

I’m going to change my answer slightly. These guys are in a yo-yo club. Chinese yo-yos are…

No, they’re not yo-yos, Blog Guy…

This man suffers from sleep-walking, and the brick stops him from… Wait! These are prisoners in a Chinese chain gang?

That’s it! You’re a moron. I’m out of here.

Don’t go! These are Chinese lunchboxes. Hey Chen, I’ll trade you my Braunschweiger sandwich for your Hostess Cupcake….”

Resistance is futile. Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Paramilitary policemen attend a training session at a military base in Suining, Sichuan province June 23, 2009. REUTERS/ Stringer

More stuff from Oddly Enough

Comments

Hahaha! Chinese lunchboxes! I love it!

For their sakes I hope that conga line doesn’t get to rowdy.

 

We spend 1/2 million on fancy excercise equipment for our guys, they just grab some bricks. . .. go figure.

Posted by BamaBoy | Report as abusive
 

That’s pretty much how I feel every day at work.

Posted by Shawn Hendricks | Report as abusive
 

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/