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Stretch yourself into a new Chinese job

Ryan Block, @ryan
Stretching machine

From the country that brought you thousands of years of traditional foot binding comes the latest craze in painful bodily structure modifications: leg stretching! Ok, so we can see that when a nation's populace enters the billions the job market becomes so flooded that the only way to confidently seek employment is to have the edge of a "stretching machine," which will draw (but not quarter) a user into being a bit taller. We're not saying it's not disconcerting, of course, but apparently jobs there actually list height requirements, so if nothing else one must appreciate the recursion of creating jobs at companies making stretching machines for stretching people to help them get jobs.

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