Hezhou, Guangxi: A Giant Wild Lingzhi Mushroom Appears, 107 cm in Diameter and Weighing 7 Kilos
HEZHOU, Guangxi (January 5, 2015) — Wei Fangning, manager of a local specialties shop, in his shop showing off the gigantic wild red mushroom. This Lingzhi is oval-shaped, 107cm in diameter at its widest point, and weighs 7.45 kilos.
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If he knows what’s good for him, he’ll hand it over to the authorities quickly. He can still get 500 RMB and a certificate. Otherwise…
[Note: Like above (and below), this comment alludes to past stories of the government claiming rare and valuable objects found by citizens and given the finder a token reward.]
I want to eat it and become immortal!
If I eat it will I fart and become immortal? Hands off, that belongs to the state!
Don’t move, put it all down. Ignorant rabble, this belongs to the government. We’ll give you 100 kuai, remember to be grateful!
LD [“lingdao” or “leaders”]: Little Li [referring to an anonymous subordinate], get your hands on that Lingzhi. Tell them it’s national [property]. I want to use the Lingzhi to give a porn star a shower, if you know what I mean.
Wild [mushroom]? Don’t fucking move, that’s national [property]!
500 RMB and not a cent more!
清风泛舟 清风泛舟 [榜上有名]：
Lingzhi is lingdao‘s [like above, a pun on the word for “leaders” using the same “ling” character in “Lingzhi”] little brother. Thank you for your hard work, the nation is grateful. Put the mushroom there and you can be on your way.