Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Picture of the Day: Nuclear Playthings

When I was at Beijing Capital International Airport waiting at my gate to fly to Xi'an, I saw this sign.

Featuring a boy and a girl, it's supposed to show a designated area for kids, but what are they playing with? A ball that has nuclear ingredients?

It's probably the biggest visual oxymoron I've seen -- children together with a nuclear-looking ball.

Better steer clear of that play area. You never know what kinds of toys kids have these days.


ChopSuey said...

Hilarious! Nuclear radiation is probably considered a study aid. What the Chinese won't do to get ahead on their exams.

ks said...

that nuclear sign is supposed to be a ball. but the designer does not know it means radiation warning. just ignorance.