Thursday, March 01, 2007

a stupid superstition survives in china

So, we're in the Year of the Pig on the Chinese calendar now. And everybody in China wants to give birth this year because the Year of the Pig means the child will be happy, well-fed and prosperous, and who wants to wait till 2019 for the next chance?

That's so stupid, isn't it? I mean, assuming people born once every 12 years will be better placed than others? Based on the name of the animal for the given year?

Very silly -- but it doesn't change the facts that they're expecting 3 million births above normal this year. Silly, indeed. What are those ass-backwards Chinese even thinking?

Now, excuse me while I check my horoscope.


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