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Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby StlSluggers » Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:10 am

Da shu hua. Translated: Beating the tree to produce flowers.

Gizmodo wrote:During the Lantern Festival last month, one village in China celebrated the same way they have for 500 years—by throwing molten iron at a wall to create showers of make-do fireworks.

The villagers of Nanchuan, China put on an hour-long performance each year called Da shu hua (beating the tree to produce flowers). The iron throwers are protected from all that molten metal by nothing more than a hat and a sheepskin coat. Is it dangerous? The throwers joked that it's not, as long as you're not afraid to die.

Pretty neat stuff. Crazy stupid, but neat.

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Re: Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby Metroid » Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:45 pm

Man that's wicked. 8-o
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Re: Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby Inukchuk » Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:22 pm

That was purty.


"And a hat." :-b
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Re: Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby Madison » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:37 am

8-o

Trippy stuff. Not sure I could do that. :-o
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Re: Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby thedude » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:58 pm

That was pretty cool.
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Re: Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby CadensDad » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:11 pm

Thats crazy right there,
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Re: Da Shu Hua (beating the tree to produce flowers)

Postby jlm53089 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:13 pm

I guess we can call them Iron Men :-b
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