Skip to comments.Mother gives Chinese quadruplets numbered haircuts
Posted on 09/08/2012 11:23:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
A group of identical Chinese quadruplets have had different numbers shaved into their hair to help teachers tell them apart.
The six-year-old boys received the extreme haircut ahead of their first day of school in Shenzhen, located in south China's Guangdong province.
Their parents decided to mark them with 1, 2, 3, 4 on their heads to make it easier for teachers and classmates to tell them apart.
The boys, named Jiang Yunlong, Jiang Yunxiao, Jiang Yunhan and Jiang Yunlin, are so alike that their parents even struggle to tell the difference.
'My sons are identical, even to me,' the boys' mother Tan Chaoyun told local media.
She added: 'Even now, their father can't tell which one is which.
'Sometimes, he punishes the second one for something the third one has done.'
The boys won't be able to get away with shifting the blame for much longer however with their new easily identifiable haircuts.
'Teachers and classmates can't get confused with the big marks on their head,' their mother added.
With their strong head for figures, maths class is likely to be a breeze for these boys.
Now I need to play that number (4132).
This news doesn’t surprise me. The people of China are little more than drones at this point, the smart ones having fled to America. These cyborgs undoubtedly function better with bureaucratic values than democratic values or captialist values, at least in their Maoist country. China could do with a good pull down the bathtub drain, if you ask me; the cyborgs had better hope that they are waterproof!
Maybe you’ll win some Chinese food.
Why didn’t she use Chinese numbers?
How was this mother able to give birth to 4 babies when they have laws against having more than one or two?
That would be quite a bit of trimming.
She couldn’t very well put the extras back.
Sounds like a handful
That policy is not enforced everywhere. Or maybe this family has some high ranking relatives.
If a man has a child out of wedlock, they count that as part of his quota.
I can't help but thinking about all those mothers who have their menstrual cycles watched and noted. And if a baby is discovered that is not allowed, they get a forced abortion.
These boys are incredibly lucky to be alive.
When I saw this story last week, I was curious at seeing Arabic numbers...but I think that shouldn't be considered unusual.
Ah, yes. Middle children.
They way I understand it via my wife who is Chinese that it’s less a one child policy and more of a one birth policy. If a couple wants to have more than one child they go to a fertility clinic and have multiples. It may not be legal but it satisfies the one birth rule.
Later in this thread someone mentioned about certain areas having different rules for the number of kids. Yes, I have seen this in the countryside. Farmers can have more than one birth. They typically don’t burden the system because they are basically on their own. The more they can produce, the more the city folk can eat. It’s like 2 separate civilizations. On one hand you have people living like in any major city in the world. 30 minutes outside the city and they may not even speak Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) they plow the fields with an ox and a homemade plow. I’ve seem this several times in my travels. If civilization’s technology was wiped out, their lives would change little.
They wouldn’t let her have no Mo...
Daffy, you have again outdone yourself! I copied most of the dipping sauce recipes and three noodle/rice recipes on that site. Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
Slings, thank you for posting!
Yeah, he looks like a Franklin.
I was told that the one-child policy does not apply to members of ethnic minorities...so a lot of Chinese citizens seek to be recognized as a member of one of those minorities.
De nada, chica.
Just kids. It’s funny in a way. Poor things.
Hope they are *lucky* for you [3, 5, or 8]!
The Chinese love to create vegetable and dessert recipes with 3, 5, or 8 main ingredients, as these are considered to be lucky numbers. The number 8 is particularly auspicious, symbolizing sudden prosperity and good fortune. The next time you’re dining at a Chinese restaurant, look for recipes with these numbers in their name.
I believe that is true for some of the ethnic minorities. It is a very complicated country. Best to watch it from afar or visit for short periods. I’ve always liked it while visiting. However, visiting is far different than living there.
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