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It’s [Fact] Friday!

Posted by MyLaowai on Friday, February 6, 2009

Today’s fact is:

Fact! Glass was invented in China.

During the Ting Dynasty, Emperor Nasi Goreng observed that frozen water made an excellent material for building windows with, although it did suffer from structural issues during the summer. Further observation led him to the conclusion that molten sand could be frozen into a material that was very similar to frozen water, but which was more stable at room temperature. He named this material Gl’arse, and then went on to invent Toilet Paper. Much later, the Syrians, Romans, Egyptians, and other foreign hostile forces illegally stole this idea and claimed it as their own, and someone called ‘Ravenscroft’ even claimed to have put lead into it, but even Chinese schoolchildren know that lead isn’t anything like frozen water.

China – Leading The Way Since 2991BC

10 Responses to “It’s [Fact] Friday!”

  1. C.A. Yeung said

    Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson asked, “Has Communism ever produced a good car?”

    What do you think?

    BTW, I think Clarkson’s team is now in Sydney for a live show. I’m just wondering whether Neddy manages to get a ticket.

  2. MyLaowai said

    I saw that episode (of course), and they were spot on. Communism has never produced a good car – Fact! And quite frankly, Communism with Chinese Characteristics is even worse than regular Communism.

    Top Gear are also in Hong Kong soon, I believe? Well, Hong Kong may have Chinese people in it, but at least it isn’t a Communistical Country. That’s one thing we can thank Britain for.

  3. Chinamatt said

    Are you trying to tell me the wonderful Malaysian/Indonesia dish Nasi Goreng was invented in China? Then why the hell can’t I get it at any of the restaurants?

  4. MyLaowai said

    The dish was stolen from the Chinese People by Malaysia, Indonesia, and other foreign hostile forces. The reason you don’t see it in any restaurant here is that the recipe is a State Secret according to relevant regulations and promulgations.

  5. justrecently said

    Take it easy, Chinamatt. Nasi Goreng was an insignificant national minority. All great inventions were made by Han Chinese of course.
    And C.A. and Mylaowai know nothing about cars. We invented them.

  6. C.A. Yeung said


    Are you sure the Italian, the French or even the British will agree with you?

  7. Neddy said

    Or the Chinese (exhibit 1):


  8. justrecently said

    Sure they do – if they have a clue, that is. As for the ignorant, who cares.

  9. Neddy said

    Hah! You all forgot about the 4999 years of automobile knowhow in China. That’s where you foreign hostile forces stole it from!


  10. justrecently said

    “I think that simple technology is the best technology”, spoke the Queen.

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