'Rope Sleeping Man' becomes famous on Chinese Internet

16:16, October 21, 2010      

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'Rope Sleeping Man' lies leisurely on a rope. (photo: zjol.com)



'Rope Sleeping Man' doesn't fall from the rope even when people vigorously shake it. (photo: zjol.com)


A netizen posted a picture taken in the evening titled "Male version of Xiao Longnv in Hangzhou train station" on his micro-blog. The picture shows a man lying leisurely on a rope. The rope was tied to both ends of a large yellow handcart and is more than one meter above ground.

People adoringly called him the "Rope Sleeping Man" after the picture was uploaded on the Internet.

Reporters found that the real name of this man is Fu Hong, and he is 38-years-old from Bijie in Guizhou. Fu once worked for a moving company in his hometown, and four months ago he starting working as a porter in the Qili Transport Company.

Although he is not tall and well built and is also not very communicative, he has powerful muscles. His fellow workers said that he can shoulder 200 to 250 kilograms of cargo.

When reporters asked Fu whether he has practiced Kung Fu, he smiled and shook his head. He said that he grew up in the countryside and he often tied a rope between two trees to sleep on when he felt bored.

At the very beginning, he often fell to the ground and did not feel comfortable when lying on the rope. However, he got used to it over time.

He once even lay on a rope for more than one hour.

According to sources, he did not fall from the rope even when people vigorously shook it. A woman who witnessed the scene even pushed Fu instead of shaking the rope. However, Fu remained on the rope with his eyes closed.

The website zjol.com contributes to this story.

By People's Daily Online

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