snakes

Year of the Snake Draws Hisses

At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Fiona Law describe Hong Kong’s lukewarm welcome for the Year of the Snake: The coming year […] suffers because it is considered a “blind year,” meaning it...

Profits Rise in ‘Snake Villiage’ Zisiqiao

As the year of the snake approaches, the BBC’s Martin Patience visited the ‘snake village’ of Zisiqiao, where villagers expect to see a profitable year due to the Lunar New Year: The reptiles are reared for...

Head-banging snakes may predict China quakes – Reuters

Earthquake prediction with Chinese characteristics, via Topix.net: China has come up with an earthquake prediction system which relies on the behavior of snakes, state media said on Thursday, two days after two quakes struck off neighboring Taiwan. The earthquake bureau in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi autonomous region in southern China, had developed its system […]

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