A Soviet scientist in the 1920s tried to create a human chimpanzee hybrid known as a humanzee. They contacted a chimpanzee owner in Cuba and wanted her male chimpanzees to try their luck on human females but his offer was ultimately refused. China did a very similar experiments in the 1960s as well but obviously…
Elias Hasket Derby was a merchant of mostly privateer ships in colonial America. He had scored big prizes during the American Revolution and actually became the richest man in America at one point in time. One of his ships was the first of New England to trade with China.
About 94% of China’s population is on the eastern half of the country, and most of that is concentrated around the coastline.
China’s current dictator Xi Jinping is the first and only communist leader born after the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
Nushu is a writing alphabet just for women in a very small part of China. The name literally means “women’s script.”