Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Only days before the Chinese Government imposes strict new penalties on people who vandalise the Great Wall of China (scheduled for December 1) some panicky, local, dirt-crazy peasants decided to quickly try and steal a load of dirt from the base of it. Dirt from the Great Wall is apparently much better dirt for landfill than the dirt they would be able to find say underfoot anywhere, so they decided to go for one last satisfying haul.

According to them, the Great Wall of China is just a big pile of dirt anyway so why not?

Meanwhile, after the new penalties are imposed, if you steal a brick from the Great Wall, it will set you back $US62,500.

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