Oddity - It appears in China the saying “study till you drop” is taken quite literally by some, as photos show students receiving amino acid IV drips as they hit the books during late evening studying session for college exam. You thought you were studying too hard? Well unless you’ve ever needed intravenous medication to keep you from passing out or collapsing due to excessive studying, you have it pretty good compared to these young students at a high school in Xiaogan, central China’s Hubei province. Photos taken late one evening, and posted on popular Chinese site Sina Weibo, show a brightly lit classroom full of students studying National College Entrance Exam, commonly known as “gao kao”. Students appear buried among piles of books, with dozens of IV bags hanging from lines traversing the classroom.
Uploaded only two days ago, the photos were shared by thousands of students and went viral on the Chinese interwebs. Asked about the situation,Mr. Xia, director of Office of Academic Affairs, said the IVs only delivered amino acids to restore students’ health. “The state grants a 10-yuan subsidy for amino acids to each graduating senior that will participate in the gao kao(National College Entrance Exam). Any student that feels not well can go to the infirmary and take amino acids on the IV drip,” Xia said. And because the school infirmary was already full of students in need of medical attention, the school thought they’d arrange IV drip sessions right in the classrooms , to help students save time, instead of having them run back and forth between infirmary and classrooms.
These little Chinese motherfuckers! Just straight up academically ruthless! Jeez I wonder why America is falling behind in the brain game? Why our math and science scores are like 50000th in the world? Maybe because little Tommy is stuffing his fat face with Pizza Rolls suing his teachers for giving him too much homework because when he gets wrong answers it makes him feel bad about himself. Meanwhile Xia Donggong is hooking up amino acid IV drips straight into his veins to cram for his exams.
I’ll tell you what I don’t get and that is all these sites and internet commenters saying these must be fake. Saying it’s all some elaborate prank to go viral or something. Umm do you guys know China? Like what about China makes you doubt these pictures one bit? I mean I saw these and didn’t even blink. Like oh just dozens of Chinese kids sticking needles full of fluids into their arms in some sort of study factory to cram for XY Calc AP or something. Just another day in China.