TIL in 1958 Mao Zedong began a campaign to eliminate the Eurasian Tree Sparrow, leading to a severe ecological imbalance and contributing to the Great Chinese Famine where 15-55 million people starved to death. by whatilearned May 13, 2021, 11:29 pm Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Pests_campaign What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote begancampaignChinesecontributingdeathecologicaleliminateEurasianfaminegreatimbalanceleadingMaomillionpeoplesevereSparrowstarvedTILToday I learnedtreeZedong See more Previous article Frozen as Good as Fresh for Fecal Transplant Prepackaged stool samples used to combat stubborn C. difficile infections Next article Hemophilia: New Treatments for an Old Disease Treating hemophilia can be time-consuming and troublesome. But several newly approved medications, while far from a cure, aim to lift some of that burden. WebMD has the details. 6 Comments Leave a Reply The Four Pests campaign definitely deserves its seat in the pantheon of Worst Ideas, but trying to smelt enough iron to satisfy your nation in your people’s backyards has got to be up there too. Log in to Reply Fuck this bird in particular, all of his friends. They are spies from the decadent and imperialist west! – Mao Log in to Reply “Great Chinese Famine where 15-55 million people starved to death”. I know China can be oppressively tight with their reporting of data. Especially when it concerns health in reference to government involvement. But a range of 15-55 million seems a tremendously wide point of reference. Why is it so hard to narrow this down? Log in to Reply Classic communism Log in to Reply Yeah, and on top of that, it was officially known as three years of ‘natural disasters’. So much for the talk about disinformation in this day and age. Log in to Reply Classic old head maneuver Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.