Thursday, January 26, 2006

Chinese invented skiing

Ancient cliff paintings found in a remote part of China suggested that the Chinese invented skiing. From Reuters:
The paintings in Altay, in Xinjiang Autonomous Region, "have been verified as human hunting while skiing and, therefore, archaeologists prove the Altay region to be a place of skiing some 100 to 200 centuries ago", the news agency said...

"(Experts) held that cliff paintings in Altay were the earliest archaeological evidence to show how humans had skied in the early days and suggest skiing had originated in Altay."
Now the Chinese can add skiing to their already impressive collection of inventions such as earthquake detector, spaghetti, fan, kites, rudder, planetarium and paper. I would think that if you look hard enough for ancient paintings in caves or cliffs in China, maybe you would also find that the Chinese are the first to use "horse riding" as a form of sexual stimulation, ie iGallop.

(via Asiapundit)

4 comments:

panda said...

iGallop...............Ai gallop..love to gallop...

cheena said...

i love this entry iz

Shy said...

I bet some of the ancient chinese skiers could take on the best skiers in the winter olympics.

primus said...

Yup with their spears, bows and arrows!

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