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July 14, 2009

Blog Guy, you seem to know quite a lot about how the military works in various countries, so I have a question.

I’ll do my best.

I was wondering how the paramilitary police carry watermelons in China.

I get that question a lot, and I believe this photo illustrates the technique they use.

Awesome, thanks! Uh, Blog Guy, what’s that other picture doing there?

Oh, I have a new widget on my blogging tool that automatically sorts similar photos and puts them together, to save me the trouble.


Yeah, I guess it still has some bugs in it.

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A model presents a creation by designer Paraiso for Colombia’s brand Armonia in Cali, July 9, 2009. REUTERS /Jaime Saldarriaga

A Chinese paramilitary policeman carries melons as he walks past two fellow police officers in riot gear in Urumqi, July 13, 2009. REUTERS /David Gray

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As a software developer, I can tell you that some bugs are better left as “unintended features.”

Posted by JD | Report as abusive

I think some things are better left untouched, given the enormous danger for undesired bursts of activity… I mean the software, of course!!

Posted by M | Report as abusive

No melons should go untouched.

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