If you're like us, you're thinking, "What the heck is that?" According to People.com, it's a "fleece-flower root" that just happens to look eerily like a small human. The root was dug up by a Guanghan farmer, and the always-witty Chinese press quickly dubbed the anatomically correct root the "naked baby boy."
In other odd news, Sichuanese prisons have taken out a two-page newspaper advertisement in order to make an open call for assistance for their inmates as well as a note about the evidently popular "open prison day," meant to increase transparency in the five prisons under the Sichuan Prison Administration. When the story first broke in the Chinese media a few days ago, it created quite a bit of buzz with people wondering whether the groundbreaking action would help society and a report of a former inmate who wants to "give back" to society.
Meanwhile, the big buzz of the day on those other websites is Sichuan companies' stellar performance on the ChiNext exchange, which opened to trading today. Among the 28 companies who debuted on the exchange, digital-equipment manufacturer Chengdu Geeya Technology outperformed all others with a 210 percent value increase by the end of the day, and Sichuan Giforce Agricultural Machinery Chain Co., Ltd. also showed a 98.93 percent jump.