Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chinese Astronauts Ate Dog in Space

No, this isn't a gag piece. It's real and it's still weird. Apparently, China's first astronaut in space, Yang Liwei, has come out saying that the Chinese astronauts ate dog meat in order to keep up their strength in space.

He listed a menu including braised chicken, steamed fish and dog meat from Huajiang county in Guangdong, which is famed for its nutritional benefits in China.

A local proverb in the south of China is that "Huajiang dog is better for you than ginseng", referring to the medicinal root that plays a vital role in traditional Chinese medicine.

Sounds awesome.

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