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(Short List)   "Hey, why is that lion barking?" - visitors at a zoo in China   (shortlist.com) divider line 68
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12865 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Aug 2013 at 8:58 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-08-15 08:17:02 AM
Were there other lions in the den with him or was he the only one?  I am curious.
 
2013-08-15 08:59:40 AM
Dis one dericious!

/fark china
 
2013-08-15 09:02:14 AM
there are obviously a lot of morans in China
 
2013-08-15 09:04:38 AM
FTFA: "They incorrectly housed rodents in a snake cage and a white fox in a leopard's den."

That's not housing, that's live food.

/jesus christ its a Tibetan Mastiff get in the car.
 
2013-08-15 09:07:06 AM
These are the people who are going to overrun the US.

Suddenly, I'm not so worried.
 
2013-08-15 09:07:54 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: These are the people who are going to overrun the US.

Suddenly, I'm not so worried.


Exactly. This was what I was thinking.
/GET OUT OF MY HEAD!
 
2013-08-15 09:09:56 AM
Has the guy in charge of the zoo retired out of shame?
And by "retired", I mean taken out back by the police and a bullet put into the back of his head?
 
2013-08-15 09:10:22 AM

More: Fail, Chinese, Detroit Lions


o_O
 
2013-08-15 09:12:18 AM
Approves...

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-15 09:13:07 AM
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-08-15 09:13:57 AM
In the Henan, the quiet Henan, the lion barks tonight.
 
2013-08-15 09:15:06 AM
Why they lion to us, dog?
 
2013-08-15 09:16:07 AM
I wonder if anyone bothered to fact check this?  Looks like a picture of a guy and his pet.
 
2013-08-15 09:16:13 AM
It's actually a metaphor for the way the Chinese trade "fairly", report their "real" GDP and "growth" numbers and how they manage to constantly keep the Yuan artificially low.

/They don't have to win fairly
//They don't have to win at all
///They just have to outlast us
////they have a 30, 40 and 50 year plan for competing against the USA and Europe, we have a 30 day 60 day and a really long-term 90 day outlook to temporarily raise the stock price high enough to make the CEO's options worth cashing in.
 
2013-08-15 09:16:31 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-15 09:17:30 AM
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-08-15 09:26:18 AM
Dog was lyin'. I don't see the problem.
 
2013-08-15 09:33:28 AM
The Chinese act more like the Ferengi every day.
 
2013-08-15 09:35:40 AM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: The Chinese act more like the Ferengi every day.


Yeah, except without a code of conduct.  Poison in baby formula?  Seriously people?  I mean, lead paint on toys made for babies, ok, maybe, sure, I get it, half a penny is half a penny, but actual poison in actual baby formula powder?

The Ferengi would not go to that level, no Sir.
 
2013-08-15 09:35:49 AM

Red_Fox: there are obviously a lot of morans in China


They remind me of children with absolutely no clue as to the workings of the world at large.
 
2013-08-15 09:36:16 AM
Wow, they even make knockoff lions?
 
2013-08-15 09:41:25 AM

Ker_Thwap: I wonder if anyone bothered to fact check this?  Looks like a picture of a guy and his pet.


I'm guessing you didn't read the article?
 
2013-08-15 09:45:07 AM
Tibetan Mastiff

With fewer than 160 pure bred descendants of the original Tibetan mastiffs currently in existence, these dogs are certainly rare.

In China, this ancient breed goes by nicknames such as "Miraculous Beast", "Number One Dog" and "Antique Dog." Buddha and Genghis Khan kept them as companions. Marco Polo wrote of seeing them in the Orient. They are fabled to play a huge part in maintaining ecological balance (both spiritually and physically) in their native habitat, the Tibetan Plateau, where sadly, they are now quite rare. They are reputed to be one of the oldest breeds still in existence and archaeological evidence suggests they served as guard dogs in China as early as 1000 B.C..

One sold in 2009 for $600,00.

So if you saw this dog it was probably more view-worthy than an actual lion.
 
2013-08-15 09:49:39 AM
Me as a kid at Fairbanks Museum in Vermont, asking about an exhibit: "You have that stuffed fox labeled a 'cross fox', why is that? It's an ordinary gray fox.  Cross foxes are a color variety of red fox that have a black cross-shaped marking of fur on their backs and across your shoulders." Elderly museum employee: "Oh, no, sonny, that's all wrong!  See how it's not all gray but part of the fur is reddish brown?  That proves it's a cross between a gray fox and a red fox!"
 
2013-08-15 09:50:10 AM

Englebert Slaptyback: More: Fail, Chinese, Detroit Lions


o_O


I laffed.
 
2013-08-15 09:51:56 AM
FTFA: Newspaper Beijing Youth Daily quoted a customer called Liu who was trying to show her son what noises came from different animals.

That's some fine parenting there, Liu.
 
2013-08-15 10:01:14 AM
Things change, man.

thesuperslice.com
 
2013-08-15 10:02:31 AM
Hey it works for beef, why not lion?
 
2013-08-15 10:04:11 AM
Tash is Aslan, Aslan is Tash.
 
2013-08-15 10:06:14 AM

Red_Fox: there are obviously a lot of morans in China


... said the American whose great-great grand pappy fell for P.T. Barnum's "To the egress" sign -- twice.

  ; )

Hey, this is good old XIXth century bootstrappy at it's most charming and can-do, no-holds-barred inventive.

See the Fiji Mermaid!
See the American office-man who works exactly 7.5 hours a day, five days a week!
See the bearded lady and the dog-faced boy!
See young Tony Randall play a wise old Chinese sorcerer in The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao.

My theory, and I have said it many times before, is that Americans love a freak show. The Chinese are even harder to entertain. They want their yuan's worth and better to give them a fake than boredom. They will tear you to shreds and sell you as pork if you don't satisfy their curiosity at least. They admire a good fake with a professional eye. I still don't trust their solar cells.

If East Africa hadn't been a total wash economically speaking, the fleet of the Great Eunuch would have gone on to Portugal and we'd all be speaking a dialect of Han Chinese. Sure they had ivory, gold, leopard skins and other treasures galore, but the Chinese weren't looking for knick-knacks, they were looking for ideas to steal and trading partners. They were looking, like all humanity, for another "us" somewhere out there in the depths of space and time.

My theory is that until China discovered the US in the 1840s, they never found that alter ego and stopped looking.
 
2013-08-15 10:06:20 AM
But the harpy is real.
 
2013-08-15 10:07:04 AM
xaxor.com
 
2013-08-15 10:08:32 AM
This may sound harsh, but china is only 5% arable land. Global warming should take care of the problem.
 
2013-08-15 10:09:56 AM
img.fark.net Frank, Frank, speak to me, Frank! What did they do to you? Who did this? What space monsters would do something like this to a little dog?

Baby ... carriage. Dolls ... she had a big dumb dog. Her name was ... Elvira! Buh-bye, Nice Lady!
 
2013-08-15 10:30:49 AM
Ah, the old fark switcheroo.  Oh wait, that's reddit.  Nevermind.
 
2013-08-15 10:37:14 AM
Yeah, about that. Is this thing a dog or a lion?
www.fengshuiweb.co.uk
 
2013-08-15 10:40:12 AM

IC Stars


Yeah, about that. Is this thing a dog or a lion?


It's called a "fu dog". "Fu" basically means "protection".

That one is a female: it has a young one under its foot. The male fu dogs have a sphere of some kind instead of the yute.
 
2013-08-15 10:42:26 AM

dryknife: Tibetan Mastiff

With fewer than 160 pure bred descendants of the original Tibetan mastiffs currently in existence, these dogs are certainly rare.

In China, this ancient breed goes by nicknames such as "Miraculous Beast", "Number One Dog" and "Antique Dog." Buddha and Genghis Khan kept them as companions. Marco Polo wrote of seeing them in the Orient. They are fabled to play a huge part in maintaining ecological balance (both spiritually and physically) in their native habitat, the Tibetan Plateau, where sadly, they are now quite rare. They are reputed to be one of the oldest breeds still in existence and archaeological evidence suggests they served as guard dogs in China as early as 1000 B.C..

One sold in 2009 for $600,00.

So if you saw this dog it was probably more view-worthy than an actual lion.


yeah, it doesn't seem like these are any easier or cheaper to acquire than an actual lion.  Probably less likely to eat you, though.
 
2013-08-15 10:50:34 AM
More liekly to slobber all over you though.
 
2013-08-15 11:04:53 AM

dryknife: $600,00

.

six hundred dollars? That's pretty cheap.

Oh, and I quite expect that this story is utter horseshyte. You saw a dog dressed as a lion in a zoo, but took no picture? Yeah, right, lady.
 
2013-08-15 11:09:21 AM

gnosis301: But the harpy is real.


Came for the Mommy Fortuna reference, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-08-15 11:22:58 AM

uttertosh: dryknife: $600,00.

six hundred dollars? That's pretty cheap.

Oh, and I quite expect that this story is utter horseshyte. You saw a dog dressed as a lion in a zoo, but took no picture? Yeah, right, lady.


Portuguese Water Dog: Price $2500.00 Age: 10 weeks.

Checked the link and got one that's 7 weeks old for $3050.00
 
2013-08-15 11:30:37 AM
Flash_NYC:
...
////they have a 30, 40 and 50 year plan for competing against the USA and Europe, we have a 30 day 60 day


Because China views its entire country as a single organism, while the USA and most of the West consider their society as a group on individuals.
 
2013-08-15 11:30:45 AM
They could have gotten away with it if they used a Shih Tzu. If anyone complained, they can say that Shih Tzu means "lion dog" in Chinese, so they aren't lying...technically.
 
2013-08-15 11:34:05 AM

IC Stars: Yeah, about that. Is this thing a dog or a lion?
[www.fengshuiweb.co.uk image 324x394]


Zool!
 
2013-08-15 11:37:46 AM

FuryOfFirestorm: They could have gotten away with it if they used a Shih Tzu. If anyone complained, they can say that Shih Tzu means "lion dog" in Chinese, so they aren't lying...technically.


THIS! The Chinese were the first to breed dogs for specific characters. Their purpose of Pekingese was to resemble lions which are not indigenous to China.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-15 11:55:40 AM
Hey, guys! Is this the thread where we take an amusing story, and then use it to spout thinly veiled racist comments about a broad swath of people?

/welcometofark.jpg
 
2013-08-15 11:58:22 AM

zvoidx: Approves...


Growlithe!
 
2013-08-15 12:05:30 PM
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2013-08-15 12:12:54 PM

gnosis301: But the harpy is real.


I just returned to the thread because this reference occurred to me.

/some magician
//SOME MAGICIAN
 
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