They probably forget this because it's not true. Did you confuse her with Meg Whitman? In any case, both of them lost pretty badly, despite pouring mountains of their own money into their races.
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So, it's heavier than a duck - in fact, since ducks average only a little over a kilogram, and the worldwide population of ducks is likely only on the order of a billion or so, it's heavier than all the ducks in the world put together.
On the other hand, its density implies it would float.
Hmm, I'd recommend burning it, just to be on the safe side. Perhaps the Sun can see to that.
He mostly intended it as a linguistic joke - if you've ever read any of his works, he can be quite amusing - and as a demonstration of how Chinese has changed over the millenia. In ancient Chinese, the poem would be more or less comprehensible (although still a little odd here and there), but in modern Mandarin, so many sounds have converged together, that it just sounds like gibberish.
Do you work at Microsoft Deutschland, by any chance?
Odder than usual, I mean.
I watched the Chinese news broadcast, but, while it did feature prison interviews with both supposed parents, didn't really have a lot of details. Of course, there probably wouldn't be too many details given even if the story were true. Still, I found it less than convincing.