Thursday, December 31, 2009

IDIOT SAVANT RAISES ROBOT FAMILY, BANKRUPTS ACTUAL FAMILY

For the past 30 years, a Chinese simpleton has been building robots from scavenged materials.

Uneducated farmer Wu Yulu, 46, spent several years assembling his first robot, a simple machine that Wu designed to “walk like a man.” Wu’s robot, incapable of lifting its legs, could only shuffle awkwardly.

Wu’s robot friends have become much more advanced over the years and are now able to perform important tasks on the farm such as lighting cigarettes, playing musical instruments, writing poetry and scaling walls.

Spending two-thirds of his monthly income on robots, Wu has burdened his family with debt. In danger of losing his Beijing-area home, Wu was forced to sell some of his precious robots, a last resort for someone who refers to his robots as his “sons.”

Wu has named all of the robots after himself and assigned each robot a number based on order of creation. His current robot family is comprised of Wu1 to Wu26.

“They are all my sons,” says Wu. “So they must bear my surname.”

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40 comments:

  1. Can we somehow get these robots together with that midget community? I can't think of a single thing that would make a midget community better than free access to robots.

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  2. Those midgets could use a few robots, to be sure. Other than a serious shortage of robots, the midget town is perfect. Wu could try to pay down his debt by selling some robots to the midget community. I expect the midget community would pay him not in yuan, but in some bogus midget currency like the dollar.

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  3. Agreed. Couldn't have said it any better myself, I'll just second what ^he^ said.

    And then some.

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  4. So this is where you are. For some reason, I thought you were on an independent domain which I lost. Glad you found me and I look forward to more wacky international events that you provide here on Blogspot.

    Can the robot milk cows?

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  5. Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.............................................

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  6. 樂觀進取,勇往直前,持之以恒,是克服困難的妙方。......................................................

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  7. This is wild. I want to build a female version, of course...and it will be the daughter of, uh...oh...let's go with...Daisy Duke...!!!

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  8. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  9. 要求適合自己的愛情方式,是會得到更多,還是會錯過一個真正愛你的人。..................................................................

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  10. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」............................................................

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