Did you know that China has a Dwarf Theme Park called Kingdom of the Little People? Its true. The park employs over 100 Chinese dwarves to sing and dance, including some interesting breakdancing and Swan Lake ballet.
Below is a simple collection of the most random and strange facts about China that you wont find anywhere else.
Strange Facts About Modern China
China has made incredible advancements over the past few decades, but not everything is modern. Check out these interesting and weird China facts.
1) Some 35 million Chinese people still live in caves. In his book Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, Paul Theroux writes, There is no government program to remove these troglodytes, but there is a scheme to give them better caves. It seemed to me a kind of lateral thinking. Why rehouse or resettle these cave-dwellers? The logical solution was to improve their caves. That was very Chinese.
2) The first vending machine to sell live crabs debuted in 2010 in a subway station near Nanjing. The machine sells an average of 200 live crabs a daywith prices ranging from 15 to 50 yuan (about $2-7 depending on size). A sign next to the machine guarantees each crab will come out alive, offering compensation of three live crabs for every dead one that pops out.
3) Chinese entrepreneurs rent out traffic jam stand-ins to wait in traffic for busy motorists who are whisked away by motorcyclists. Another employee then drives their cars to their destination.
4) China has the worlds biggest mall, but its been 99% vacant since opening in 2005. The New South China Mall in Dongguan (Guangdong province) spearheaded by an instant noodle billionaire has seven zones modeled on international regions (Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Venice, California, Egypt, and the Caribbean). It includes a 25m replica of the Arc de Triomphe, a 2.1km canal with gondolas, and an indoor-outdoor roller coaster.