Cardboard Bun Story Faked!

Jul 19, 2007 at 5:28 pm

I board a plane for Dallas, and my whole world crumbles around me! The story of the Chinese street vendor selling steamed buns made with cardboard is a fake!

Beijing authorities said investigations had found that an employee surnamed Zi had fabricated the report to garner "higher audience ratings", the China Daily said on Thursday.

"Zi had provided all the cardboard and asked the vendor to soak it. It's all cheating," the paper quoted a government notice as saying. (Reuters via CNN)

What next? Those land crabs were actually CGI?

-Ian Froeb