who was considered unsuited to the lead role because of her buck teeth. Photo: GETTY/AFP
Both of these little girls are very cute... just in different ways. I was expecting to find a picture of some hideous child but instead was faced with the pictures above. Lin (in the red) has a different look than Yang... Lin has a "longer" look to her while Yang has a much rounder face. That could be due to genetics or the fact one is 9 and the other is 7 years old. Yang's teeth have not come in as straight as Lin's but there are millions of children in countries across the world who have teeth that don't grow in straight... that's why braces were invented (and I'm fairly confident that China knows how to install braces... or do they?).
Did China think the world would assume that all of their people have crooked teeth? Couldn't they have given us credit to figure out she can't have braces yet because she's ONLY 7 YEARS OLD? And even if everyone in China DID have crooked teeth... so what! That being said, we saw a lot of Chinese athletes who had perfect teeth and some of them with missing teeth (another story).
from the dominant Han group. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)
Beautiful... spectacular... fantastic... astronomical... fabulous... tremendous... fictitious...
And the stunning display of opening-night fireworks that seemed to show a series of
Godzilla-sized footprints approaching Beijing? Computerized special effects inserted
into the television broadcast. A reporter for The Oregonian in Portland, watching
with a crowd in Tiananmen Square when the real fireworks went off, wrote that they
saw only "two tiny flare-like blasts pop in the sky, followed by a lot of nothing.''