[Image: REUTERS/China Daily].
A mountain quarry in the county of Fumin, China, has been “artificially painted green by the local forestry bureau” as a way “to simulate planted trees.”
Doing this apparently cost $51,000.
“Workers who began spraying Laoshou mountain last August told villagers they were doing so on orders of the county government but were not told why,” the Associated Press reports.
“Some villagers guessed officials of the surrounding Fumin county, whose office building faces the mountain, were trying to change the area’s feng shui” – others think they were told to do it by Pruned.
That, or they were just responding over-literally to the horrific slogan of chemical giant Sherwin Williams – who exhort their customers to “cover the earth” with paint.
(Via things magazine).