There’s a village in China where 40% of the residents are dwarves. The tallest one is about 3ft 10inches.
Yangsi, a remote village in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, has baffling scientists for decades. Around 40 percent of its inhabitants are several heads shorter than the average human being. 36 of the village’s 80 residents are dwarfs – the tallest one is about 3 ft. 10 inches tall and the shortest, 2 ft. 1 inch. That’s too large a percentage to be categorized as random occurrence, but so far no one has been able to provide a better explanation.
Warped Tour Survival Guide
The 2014 Vans Warped Tour kicks off Friday in Texas, and PropertyOfZack will be well representing the festival this year. Warped can get a little hot, mildly sweaty, and overwhelmingly fun, to say the least. We put together a new PropertyOfZack feature on our Warped Tour Survival Guide for the year. Read up, and feel free to reblog with your tips as well!
The night before:
-Put a sealed bottle of water in the freezer. You’ll need it.
-Hydrate ahead of time. It’s an old pre-race cross-country trick, but you’ll feel great if you down plenty of water the night before. You’ll sweat it out, anyways.
-Get a good night sleep.
-Get a drawstring bag together with a jacket, sunglasses, a Sharpie, and sunscreen.
-Budget. Figure out how much you’re willing to part with on merch before you blow all your hard-earned cash right when you get there.
-Make sure you have your cash and tickets ready to go. I missed Polar Bear Club a few years back because my road trip friend didn’t take cash out the night before, and the bank didn’t open early.
-Print out a POZ Crib Sheet and make a checklist of your can’t-misses.
-Charge your phone. You’ll be off to a bad start with anything less than 100 percent. Fix your settings (brightness, notifications) to eke every last second out of your battery.
-Download Twitter mobile. Bands post about merch table signings, sponsors post meet and greet times, Warped posts about free stuff and giveaways. You can’t go wrong, really.
-MapQuest the venue, and print out directions. I don’t care if you’re some kind of human GPS. Just do it; you’ll be glad you did.
Before you leave:
-That water bottle you put in the freezer? Don’t forget to grab it on your way out. Also make sure you’ve got your ticket, your ID, and other essentials. You don’t want to get halfway to your venue and have to turn around.