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Crabs Spilled in Accident All Looted by Chinese Within 5 Minutes

Chinese residents of Changsha looting the crabs that spilled out of a van in a traffic accident.

Chinese residents of Changsha looting the crabs that spilled out of a van in a traffic accident.

From NetEase:

Traffic Accident Spills Crabs and Alligator All Over Ground, Passersby Loot All the Crabs Within 5 Minutes

At around 9:30 in the morning of October 15th, where Renmin Middle Road and Wanggongtang Street come together in Changsha, a van and a Jeep off-road vehicle had a fender-bender, with a large amount of crabs in the van spilling onto the road, where they were all looted by passerbys. Even an alligator fell out of the van. Source: Xiaoxiang Morning Post (photos: Qian Bao)

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Within minutes, the surrounding road was crawling with hairy crabs, some crawling over to the opposing lanes, run over by passing cars. An alligator with its mouth tied shut lay on the road surface, inciting screams from passerbys. Upon discovering this, the vehicle owner first grabbed the alligator and put it back into the van. Photo is of passersby looting the crabs.

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Hearing passersby yelling, nearby residents one after another ran over, with some carrying buckets, and others carrying snake skin bags to loot the crabs, though most simply used their hands to enter the fray. Upon seeing hairy crabs crawl under cars, some people got down on the ground to get the crabs under the cars, with the car owner not knowing whether to laugh or cry. About five minutes after the incident began, all of the crabs on the road were looted clean.

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A little past 10am on the morning of the 15th, the road surface was still scattered with the remains of quite a few hairy crabs, with several hairy crabs on the side that were crushed by cars. Outside a restaurant n the side, one man carried a snakeskin bag filled with the hairy crabs he had looted, numbering at least 20-30.

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Comments from NetEase:

扬帆乘风 [网易四川省乐山市网友]:

Why is that when a truck carrying money flips over and spills money all over the ground, there isn’t anyone picking it up? Could it be that everyone regards money as dirt!?

风起雨扬 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

China’s ordinary common only know how to take this sort of petty advantage, while actually having a lot of their interests exploited without knowing to fight for them.

冷眼观河蟹 [网易山东省济南市网友]:

Sometimes, I even get the feeling, that for thousands of years, the spirit/mentality of this place seems to have never changed.
As people’s hearts become more complicated [worse] in an ancient country/civilization, is all the wealth worth it?

网易福建省福州市网友 ip:211.143.*.*

Sigh, [we] look at Indians from afar, and look at Chinese people up close.

统一100 [榜上有名]:

Face [dignity] can be lost, but petty advantage must not.

lbg224522 [网易广西南宁市网友]:

Can a country that completely lost 5000 years of civilization in less than 20 years be saved?

三斗米王爷 [网易浙江省金华市网友]: (responding to above)

Stop fantasizing, it has always been like this for 5000 years.

清风泛舟 [网易广东省佛山市网友]:

Our ugly countrymen!

大中华审帖部部长 [网易北京市网友]:

Motherfucking, those who don’t loot are the crabs.

xiaotaiyeye [网易河北省秦皇岛市网友]:

Fuck, I don’t even know what to say.

Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

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