The Five Pokemon of the (Olympic) Apocalypse
OK, so they aren't really Pokemon, but damned if they don't look like them.
HONG KONG: Superstitious bloggers have linked China's earthquake disaster and other recent misfortunes to the five Olympic mascots, a Hong Kong newspaper reported yesterday.
Gossip sites are full of speculation that four of the five cartoon mascots have fulfilled prophesies of doom with one more, connected to the Yangtze River, still to come, the South China Morning Post said.
Apparently, the first four figures are linked to disruption along the Olympic torch route, the recent earthquake, Tibetan protests and last month's infamous train crash. As mentioned above the last mascot, Beibei the Sturgeon, will be the last harbinger of doom.
While the Chinese believe it will come from the Yangtze, my money is on tuna tainted by China's ever-present lead menace.