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Man vs. Man and Nature at the Beijing Olympics

The Chinese think they can keep it from raining on the National Stadium during the Olympics.

The Chinese Weather Modification Office employs nearly 53,000 people — it would have been simpler to just build the stadium with a roof.

But mandating that the Chinese people cease and desist may prove an easier task for the Chinese government than telling Mother Nature what to do.

To reduce pollution, there will be a two-month construction ban and heavily polluting industries will be shut down — unless the Tibetan monks foil the plans of the Chinese officials by running gas powered leaf blowers in Beijing around the clock.

(HT: Spectre.)