Picture of the day: Walnut made of cement

February 20, 2012Jing Gao15 Comments, , , , , , , ,

Mr. Li bought 2.5 kilos of walnut from a street vendor in Zhengzhou city, Henan province on February 15. After he got home and cracked open some of them, he found that inside walnuts were broken concrete chunks. In order to reap more profit, vendors cracked open walnuts that have a thin husk, took out the nutmeat, put concrete nuggets inside and seal the husk with glue. To prevent the concrete nugget from knocking on the husk and making noises, the counterfeiters wrapped it with paper. (From NetEase)


The walnut has very concrete content.


The nutmeat was taken out. A concrete nugget was put inside.


In contrast to a real walnut (on the right), a “concrete walnut” has visible white glue around the crack.


Concrete nuggets were wrapped in paper before being put into husks.

Selected comments from NetEase:

毛主义万岁 [网易广西南宁市网友]:2012-02-18 10:08:38 发表
Such exquisite craftsmanship further proves that there are many skilled craftsmen in Henan province! What an amazing land!

8729177 [网易山西省阳泉市网友]:2012-02-18 10:03:33 发表
Chinese people are just so talented!!

baofengxue2005 [网易河南省郑州市网友]:2012-02-19 19:06:57 发表
The existence of such an innovative idea can only explain that labor is cheap, jobs are scanty, people’s quality of character is low…If there is just a little more chance to make clean money, who would make such a great effort to do this?

中石油CEO [网易山西省朔州市网友]:2012-02-18 10:10:59 发表
So talented. I would feel unjust and wronged in your shoe if this does not receive some scientific advancement award. Our country has filled those gaps in the world’s food industry. Oh yeah!

红色水银 [网易辽宁省网友]:2012-02-18 10:13:22 发表
After arresting him, make him eat all these “concrete walnuts”!!!Otherwise, shoot him to death!!! This bastard!

网易陕西省西安市网友 ip:222.41.*.*2012-02-20 11:32:58 发表
People from Henan are intelligent! I admire!

老有所闲 [网易北京市网友]:2012-02-20 10:30:16 发表
This once again proves that our food industry is the No. 1 in the world. But there is still much room for the cost of using cement to drop. Should find a cheaper replacement before we can permanently reign in the world.

泥巴怪物 [网易山东省济南市网友]:2012-02-19 19:51:07 发表
F**k. Salute the vendors who produced “concrete walnuts.” To finish walnuts like that one by one, the brazen face, the exquisite craftsmanship and the extraordinary patience and perseverance it entails are unimaginable!!

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15 comments to “Picture of the day: Walnut made of cement”

  1. Guy In China | February 21, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    Wouldn’t you think that that with so much time, creativity, and will power to make money, people would use their skills to do something honest? Is it so much easier to glue together pieces of walnut and concrete than to start an honest business?

  2. Greggo | February 21, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    I can’t wait to read about buildings falling over due to an impurity in the concrete that later turns out to be walnut meat.

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    Third world/Tercer mundo.

  5. Victor | February 21, 2012 | Permalink Reply

    Was the time and energy required to do this really worth the extra pennies he made? Nevermind the fact that people will quickly discover the scam and never buy from this guy again….

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