Wednesday, November 11, 2009

It's Knotweed - Not Voodoo

No, these aren't Voodoo dolls out of New Orleans, it's Zheng Dexun, the Chinese farmer with his man-shaped knotweed crops.
You can see for yourself that there's a head, eyes and a nose, a body,with arms and legs.
Zheng said: “I don’t know whether it is good or bad to dig out a Chinese knotweed that looks like a human. I’d better put it back in the earth!”
This is not the first time someone has dug out a body shaped knotweed, that's right, it's a resurrection of sorts.
As you see in the photo below, the root consisted of two human-shaped bits where one resembled a female with its defined upper torso and the other with it's hanging masculinity.

China, you really have some bizarre curiosities.