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October 10, 2006

First to walk on Mars?


What do you see?

The photo above appeared on page 14 of the October 3 Washington Post, captioned as follows:

"Chinese babies are aided by inflated devices as they practice swimming in Jiesou, in central China's Anhui province. China's one-child policy has led parents over the years to focus their attention, money and efforts on a single child. Some children are expected to learn multiple skills at an early age."


For a minute there, I thought perhaps they were getting a jump on astronaut training, you know, weightlessness and all, in a decades-long training program designed to prepare their first citizens to walk on Mars for the long, lonely journey in between.

October 10, 2006 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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Speechless. Save to say that Asian babies are so cute in Buddha-beatific way.

Posted by: Mb | Oct 11, 2006 6:36:21 PM

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