Friday, January 1, 2010


Chairman Mao

After victimizing everyone he could think of, Chairman Mao mobilized the entire Chinese nation to take it out on the sparrows. Sparrows eat cereal crops, and so over a period of forty-eight hours about 80 million Chinese took to the streets and fields and banged woks and gongs until the birds dropped dead of exhaustion. It was a popular move with most people because the Chinese loved fried sparrow. Without the sparrows to control worms and other pests however, agricultural disaster followed. With the natural food cycle altered, 43 million people starved to death over the next three years.

From The Giant Bathroom Reader


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Just goes to show you how all things are interconnected.

K and S said...

Very true, Dr. M.

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