It's Official: Chinese Farmers Can Build Anything, Rarely Farm

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What is it with everyday Chinese folks building extraordinary things? Last month farmer Wu Zhongyuan built a helicopter from wood and metal. This month Tao Xiangl is scooting around the waters near Beijing in a hand-built submarine.

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Meanwhile, I just created charcoal while trying to make a bagel.

The rig cost Tao 30,000 yuan ($4,385) and two years to build, and includes a periscope and depth control tank. No mention of a sonar system, but knowing the Chinese farmers these days that DIY achievement has to be just a matter of time. [China Daily via Gizmo Watch via DVICE]

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ophicermango
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My Chinese neighbor (who owns a taco truck) made an authentic spacesuit out of Kevlar, Bath and Kitchen Caulking, Scuba Gear, and a Popcorn Machine.

Though no actual tests have been made in "Outer Space", he has tested it in his homemade jacuzzi with a 100% success rate. Knowing the Chinese Taco Truck Owners these days that DIY achievement has to be just a matter of time.