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Mysterious Rock Growing 'Hair' Put on Display in Beijing
The Epoch Times ^ | 26 March 2007 | Feng Yiran

Posted on 03/27/2007 7:01:19 PM PDT by Dacb

On March 16, 2007, an unusual rock went on display in Beijing. This rock has "hair," almost identical to human hair, growing out of its "head."

The rock is iron gray in color, naturally smooth and rounded, and is similar to a cobblestone. There is also a very thin layer of scalp tissue connecting the "hair" to the rock. The hair is grey in color and similar to the color of the rock itself. The hair grows quite naturally from the top with the longest strands being about 15 centimeters (6 inches) long. The hair is slightly coarser than human hair.

The rock was found on a beach, and according to Fashion Rock Café's executive Miss Yong, this kind of rock is named a "hair-growing rock". As long as conditions are right, the hair on this rare rock will continue to grow. Only two other hair-growing rocks have been reported in the world; and both are in a Taiwan Museum.

This "hair-growing rock" is in a glass display case at the Fashion Rock Café, located in the Digital Building in Beijing's Zhongguan Village. The rock measures approximately 30 centimeters (11.8 inches) long, 20 centimeters (7.8 inches) wide, and about 15 centimeters (6 inches) high.

The value of the rock is estimated to be around 10 million Yuan (approximately USD 1.3 million).


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: beijing; hair; rock
'The value of the rock is estimated to be around 10 million Yuan (approximately USD 1.3 million).'

Hahahaha.

1 posted on 03/27/2007 7:01:21 PM PDT by Dacb
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To: Dacb

Rock con!


2 posted on 03/27/2007 7:03:51 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Dacb

Kim whats-his-face the Chia-head from N Korea?


3 posted on 03/27/2007 7:03:57 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Dacb

Belated welcome to FR.


4 posted on 03/27/2007 7:03:57 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: blam

ping

That is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.


5 posted on 03/27/2007 7:06:28 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Dacb

Find three more and you can form a rock band...


6 posted on 03/27/2007 7:08:11 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Dacb

It's the illegitimate child of a Chia Pet and the Pet Rock......

It should have been found in the Bahamas.....


7 posted on 03/27/2007 7:08:29 PM PDT by nevergore (?It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.?)
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To: Dacb

just imagine: the rock is being auctioned, and at the sight of a particularly repulsive buyer, the hair on the rock stands, or, say, goes gray. Or the rock might even go bald from the fright.


8 posted on 03/27/2007 7:11:22 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Dacb

How did James Trafficant get to China?


9 posted on 03/27/2007 7:11:22 PM PDT by mkjessup (If Reagan were still with us, he'd ask us to "win one more for the Gipper, vote for Duncan Hunter!")
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To: nevergore
Pet Rock

That's exactly what I thought reading this.
10 posted on 03/27/2007 7:11:35 PM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

11 posted on 03/27/2007 7:12:25 PM PDT by non-anonymous
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To: Dacb

Pictures?


12 posted on 03/27/2007 7:13:20 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: nmh
Image and video hosting by TinyPic
13 posted on 03/27/2007 7:15:10 PM PDT by Dacb (No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.)
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To: Dacb


huh


14 posted on 03/27/2007 7:15:14 PM PDT by Tzimisce (How Would Mohammed Vote? Hillary for President! www.dndorks.com)
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To: YellowRoseofTx

My husband still has his pet rock. Believe it or not, he was required to find one for a class at UCONN back in the early 70's.


15 posted on 03/27/2007 7:15:28 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: Dacb
The rock also has a little higher IQ....

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16 posted on 03/27/2007 7:15:45 PM PDT by digger48
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To: sageb1
"That is the weirdest thing I've ever seen."

That rock's got a better head of hair than Joe Biden.

17 posted on 03/27/2007 7:15:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: nmh
Click links much?


18 posted on 03/27/2007 7:16:17 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: Dacb

Can't see the hair.

Did someone give it a buzz cut?


19 posted on 03/27/2007 7:17:37 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Dacb
Separated at birth?


20 posted on 03/27/2007 7:17:38 PM PDT by capydick (Better to Fight for Something Than to Live for Nothing)
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To: Dacb

Apparently my Father's favorite saying of "you've got rocks
in your head" may have some validity here....JJ61


21 posted on 03/27/2007 7:18:24 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: mass55th

Ok - some one has got to photoshop that rock hair piece onto Biden's head!


22 posted on 03/27/2007 7:18:56 PM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: PissAndVinegar

If I'm really interested, I do ... .


23 posted on 03/27/2007 7:19:11 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Dacb

Looks like Andy Warhol.


24 posted on 03/27/2007 7:22:04 PM PDT by SIDENET (Now selling carbon offsets. Get some today!)
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To: PissAndVinegar
Looks more like a poofy, shaggy pillow to me!?..JJ61
25 posted on 03/27/2007 7:22:05 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: Dacb

Boy you ought to see tin whiskers growing on a solid state chip.

The problem is when they break off and fall across the electrical leads!


26 posted on 03/27/2007 7:30:14 PM PDT by donmeaker (The speed of light is 186,234 miles per second. Not just a good idea, its the LAW!)
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To: PissAndVinegar
Humm, growth on a rock?

Nanobes (smaller than microbes) perhaps?
27 posted on 03/27/2007 7:35:23 PM PDT by ASOC (Yeah, well, maybe - but can you *prove* it?)
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To: non-anonymous

These guys dad was one of the greats of rock and roll.These guys still in the music biz?


28 posted on 03/27/2007 7:35:57 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Dacb

bookmark


29 posted on 03/27/2007 7:39:39 PM PDT by DocRock (What would Solomon Do?)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

It's asbestos. No really.


30 posted on 03/27/2007 7:42:33 PM PDT by The Happy Dream
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To: Dacb

Ah HA! This is exactly how Japanese monster movies start!


31 posted on 03/27/2007 7:45:12 PM PDT by Cyclops08
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To: Dacb

Does it get $200 Clinton haircuts?


32 posted on 03/27/2007 7:45:24 PM PDT by Liberty Wins (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of all who threaten these.)
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To: Dacb

Obviously some kind of air fern or fungus. Or, Joe Biden's love child.


33 posted on 03/27/2007 8:19:08 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: Dacb
"Give me a head with Hair...Long Beautiful Hair....

When the moon is in the second house....

34 posted on 03/27/2007 8:25:56 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt.")
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To: non-anonymous


that's funny. I thought it was a coupla chicks, until I saw the names.


35 posted on 03/27/2007 8:35:14 PM PDT by Don W ("Well Done" is far better to hear than "Well Said". (Samuel Clemens))
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To: 3AngelaD

I killed an air fern...


36 posted on 03/27/2007 8:38:13 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: Dacb

Crap on something long enough and it'll grow anything.


37 posted on 03/27/2007 8:44:09 PM PDT by rusureitflies? (OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD! There, I said it. Prove me wrong.)
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To: null and void

No carbon credits for you!


38 posted on 03/27/2007 8:46:45 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a keynote speaker at a Wellstone memorial.........!)
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To: null and void

Egads. How? Short of burning them, they live forever.


39 posted on 03/27/2007 8:47:58 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: Dacb
Heck, that's nothing. Data centers all over the world are growing zinc whiskers. If your internet shuts down, it could be the whiskers.


40 posted on 03/27/2007 8:48:10 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: 3AngelaD

*shrug* I have a brown thumb...


41 posted on 03/27/2007 8:48:52 PM PDT by null and void (To Marines, male bonding happens in Boot Camp, to Democrats, it happens at a Gay Pride parade...)
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To: Dacb

Lovely, hair piece.


42 posted on 03/27/2007 8:59:00 PM PDT by mirado ('...)
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To: mirado
Which Cheech & Chong movie was it: "All the ladies avoid me when they find out I have hair piece..."

Ha Ha Ha!

43 posted on 03/27/2007 9:45:38 PM PDT by InShanghai (I was born on the crest of a wave, and rocked in the cradle of the deep.)
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To: Dacb

I smell troll!


44 posted on 03/27/2007 10:59:17 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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