Friday, August 15, 2008

Beijing 2008

10,708 athletes will be competing in Beijing for 302 gold medals. Four billion people are expected to watch the games worldwide.

1.3 billion people can be found in China. That is 20% of the entire human race. Beijing's direct-controlled municipality population is estimated at over 17 million.

Despite the fog, the Chinese can control the weather. On instruction civilians fire anti-aircraft guns equipped with silver iodide shells into clouds above Beijing's farming belt. The chemical reaction forces the clouds to rain.

Beijing isn't the only part of the country to receive giant investment. Now using 70% of the world's cranes and half its cement, China is fast becoming the next super power. Hosting the games is only the beginning.

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