A class of students at Shangqiu University in Henan province recently participated in a “seed-snacking competition” organised by their teacher, bound to help them get ahead in today’s competitive job market.
The pictures showing the students ravenously gobbling down seeds were circulated on social media after one of the students posted a series of pictures to Weibo.
The student wrote: “Have you ever heard of snacking competition? Class 5 has just organized one. The competition is so intense that students are going all out to win.”
Naturally, Weibo users had a few things to say on the matter. Some said the activity was nonsense and that the university should be arranging more meaningful activities, while others believed it was a good way to divert the students’ attention from the stresses of studying.
In this world one man’s pleasure is another man’s torture. While these student were more than content to eat vast quantities of seeds and then discard the remains all over the floor, a group of students in Hunan were forced by their teacher to eat 50 kilograms of seeds as some form of sick punishment.
By Lucy Liu and Dominic Jackson
[Images via Weibo]