China’s salt-buying frenzy

I saw this in the news – PRC Chinese are now on a frenzy to buy iodized salt, thinking that it will run out of supply as the seas might be contaminated with radioactive chemicals. One Chinese lady interviewed, while in the midst of grabbing salt from the supermarket, didn’t even know why she was buying salt. She thought it was for an earthquake happening in Taiwan (EHHHH.. Please get your news right!) and since everyone was buying it, she decided to jump on the bandwagon to stock up salt.

They are the new Singaporeans. SO KIASU!!!

Customers in China rush to buy salt at a supermarket in Lanzhou, Gansu province. The demand for salt has been spurred by rumors of a radioactive cloud from Japan drifting toward China and a false impression that consuming enough iodized salt would protect against radiation. (Reuters / March 17, 2011)


Somebody wake some sense in them?


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. schwee
    Mar 19, 2011 @ 22:56:27

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA! Your slapping picture is so funny! And your post is the funniest! LOL!


  2. Esther
    Mar 25, 2011 @ 00:31:41

    wow… didnt know the slapping picture made you laugh so hard. that’s one whole line of Hahas. LOL. 🙂 hope to catch u around soon! and i realise you have a new blog! cool!


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