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March of the Ducks

Quack! That’s Chinese duck farmer Hong taking his flock of 5,000 ducks out on a ‘lil stroll down the road to a nearby pond. He claimed that not a single duck was lost in the march: Link [...]

Hong Kong Airlines Flight Attendants All Know Kung Fu!

[YouTube Clip] Don’t mess with the flight attendants aboard Hong Kong Airlines! They’re all trained in the deadly martial arts of Wing Chun, a form of kung fu [...]

Sock Portrait

Coffee, a basketball…and now socks! Hong Yi makes portraits using materials you’d never think of. Her latest work is a rendering of Chinese filmmaker Yimou Zhang in socks. She was inspired by the most ordinary of sights in Shanghai: socks hanging out to dry on bamboo rods. “To me,” she writes, “that was incredibly beautiful.” Link [...]

Coffee Cup Stain Art

Hong Yi’s subject matter is fairly conventional: portraiture. But her methods are extraordinary. We’ve previously watched her compose a portrait of a famous basketball player using just a basketball and paint. More recently, she spilled coffee into a saucer and planted the cup repeatedly on paper until she composed a picture of actor Jay Chou. [...]

This May Look Like an Ink Drawing, But It’s Actually a Photograph

The late Don Hong-Oa was born in China and lived in Vietnam and the United States. He practiced a particular form of photography that realistically mimicked traditional Chinese ink drawings. It’s like the inverse of photorealisic painting. Link -via Gizmodo | Photo Credit

World’s Most Expensive Dog

An 11-month-old Tibetan mastiff named Hong Dong (Big Splash) broke the record for dog prices, going to a new home in China for 10 million RMB, which is £945,000 or about $1.5 million US. Tibetan Mastiffs are huge and fierce guard dogs that have stood watch over nomad camps and monasteries on the Tibetan plateau for [...]