Huaxi Village is the so-called richest village in China. Founded in 1961 by Wu Renbao, Huaxi touts itself as a model of Chinese communism. The citizens enjoy a high quality of life, most having well over $100,000 in their bank accounts, living in mansions, and driving expensive European cars. atlasobscura.com/places/hโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Wu Lien-Teh, โ€œThe Plague Fighter,โ€ a doctor who developed thicker, more substantial masks to be used against the pneumonic plague in Manchuria during 1910-1911. Dr. Wu identified the bacteria as airborne, and successfully contained the plague; the epidemic ended after 7 months. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_โ€ฆ
John Fruscianteโ€™s primary source of inspiration while writing Stadium Arcadium was Enter the Wu-Tang(36 Chambers). He listened to the album nearly every day while writing. youtu.be/gx8FRMIwKyw
Sun Quan, Emperor of Wu in ancient China, ordered his son Sun Ba to kill himself and exiled Sun He as he was fed up with their rivalry over the throne. He then made his youngest crown prince. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunโ€ฆ
The Chinese besieged Alexandria Eschate, on of the cities that Alexander the Great had founded during his campaign. The city was attacked by the order of the emperor Wu Han in 102 B.C. and its capture stabilized Chinese expansion in the West contributing to opening up the Silk Road later on. everipedia.org/wiki/lang_โ€ฆ
Wu-Tang's classic track "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F' Wit" samples the theme from 60's cartoon 'Underdog' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entโ€ฆ
Chinese premier Wu Tingfang studied law at University College London and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn (1876) to become the first ethnic Chinese barrister in history. His efforts included abolishing inhumane methods of capital punishment such as death by a thousand cuts en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_โ€ฆ
Method Man From Wu-Tang Clan Played Lacrosse In High School brobible.com/entertainmenโ€ฆ
Operation Gladio is the codename for clandestine "stay-behind" operations of armed resistance that was planned by the Western Union (WU), and subsequently by NATO, for a potential Warsaw Pact invasion and conquest in Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opeโ€ฆ
Wu Tang Clan member Gza is a science nerd and has spoken at Harvard and hosted a Physics lecture at MIT wbur.org/artery/2015/04/2โ€ฆ
Drake's 2018 hit "Nice for What" sampled Lauryn Hill's "Ex-Factor," which sampled Wu-Tang's "Can It All Be So Simple," which sampled Gladys Knight's cover of Streisand's "The Way We Were." So the writer of "The Way We Were" is also credited on "Nice for What" but no part of his writing is in it billboard.com/articles/coโ€ฆ
In the original contract for sale of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, the Wu-Tang Clan reserved the right to plan and execute one (1) heist/caper with no legal consequences. The only eligible thieves are active Clan members and/or Bill Murray. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oncโ€ฆ
Emperor Wu of Jin (China) had so many concubines that he could not choose between them, he often rode his goat-driven carriage around the palace until the goats decided to stop. Because of this many of the women planted bamboo leaves and salt outside their bedrooms to attract the goats. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empโ€ฆ
Today I learned of the Three Kingdoms War (184 AD-280AD) fought between the Wei, Shu, and Wu Chinese states. The war had the highest death toll of any ancient war with between 36 and 40 million deaths. It wasn't until World War 2 that any war had a higher death toll. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu Tang Clan has a 90-page FBI file that includes A shootout with the NYPD, drug dealing, illegal possession of body armor, and connections to 3 different murders. pitchfork.com/news/45043-โ€ฆ
Flavor Flav is related to 3 members of the Wu Tang Clan - RZA, GZA, and Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB). However, Flav did not know of his relation to ODB until after his death. youtu.be/6nkGnTKf9io?t=87
Today I learned about San Lan Wu. She made important contributions towards the discovery of the J/psi particle, which provided experimental evidence for the existence of the charm quark, and the gluon, the vector boson of the strong force in the Standard Model of physics. wikipedia.org/wiki/Sau_Laโ€ฆ
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese-American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project during WW2, helping the US build the first atomic bomb. Later, she got famous from her experiment disproving parity conservation. Her two male colleagues won the 1957 Nobel Prize in Physics, but she was snubbed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiโ€ฆ
In 1998, Wu Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard witnessed a car crash from the window of his Brooklyn recording studio. He and a friend coordinated onlookers and lifted one of the cars to rescue a four year old girl, whom ODB visited in hospital under a fake name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol%โ€ฆ
When measuring vocabulary of rappers, members of Wu Tang Clan are all in the top 20 experiments.undercurrent.โ€ฆ
Robert Diggs, aka RZA from the rap group the Wu-Tang Clan, produced the score for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RZA
The album "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" (2015) by hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan was only limited to one copy upon release. It was sold for $2 million and it's therefore the most expensive album ever en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oncโ€ฆ
Stephen Hawking had a Chinese doctorate student at Cambridge, Wu Zhongchao, who specialized in the very early universe. Wu translated Hawking's books into Chinese and served as interpreter on his visits to China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_โ€ฆ
The only Chinese person working on the Manhattan Project was "First Lady of Physics" nuclear physicist Wu Jianxiong, whose experiments disproved the law of conservation of parity. She was the first living scientist to have an asteroid named after her. Also, her husband was Yuan Shikai's grandson bnrc.berkeley.edu/Famous-โ€ฆ
Old Dirty Bastard of Wu Tang Clan assisted in lifting a car off a 4 year old girl after a traffic accident. He frequently visited the girl in hospital under a false name until he was spotted by the media. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol%โ€ฆ
Liking The Wu Tang Clan on Facebook is a strong indicator of heterosexuality among males. pnas.org/content/110/15/5โ€ฆ
Donald Glover got his rapper name 'Childish Gambino' from an online Wu-Tang Clan name generator. rapgenius.com/posts/125-Dโ€ฆ
GZA of Wu Tang Clan is writing a series of albums dealing with science so as to get more people hooked on science. online.wsj.com/article/SBโ€ฆ
Wu-Tang Clan's Ol' Dirty Bastard was the first person in California arrested under the then new law against being a convicted felon wearing a bulletproof vest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol'โ€ฆ
In 2010, Bill Murray walked into a bar with RZA and GZA of the Wu Tang Clan and started bartending. No matter what anyone ordered, he gave them shots of tequila. vulture.com/2010/03/bill_โ€ฆ
555 is how Thais laugh via text message as "5" is pronounced "hรขa" in Thai, and also how Chinese cry via text as "5" is pronounced "wu". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555โ€ฆ
GZA of Wu Tang Clan is working on an album focused on educating children about the sciences. It's also believed Neil deGrasse Tyson helped inspire it. online.wsj.com/news/articโ€ฆ
GZA of Wu-Tang Clan is working on an album to teach science through Hip Hop. Oh yeah, Neil deGrasse Tyson is helping out. nytimes.com/2012/11/18/nyโ€ฆ
The most valuable record ever sold is Wu-Tang Clan's *Once Upon A Time in Shaolin*, of which only one was produced. It was purchased for 2 Million Dollars by infamous hedge fund manager, Martin Shkreli. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisโ€ฆ
Chas and Dave played on Eminem, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z and Method Man tracks musicradar.com/news/chas-โ€ฆ
There is an unofficial Beatles/ Wu-Tang album called the Enter the Magical Mystery Chambers youtube.com/watch?v=ek8Doโ€ฆ
There is an old, famous Chinese tale that details the life of the Monkey King, a very powerful boy that is half monkey, can transform to become stronger, and rides around on a cloud with his staff helping people. His name is Sun Wu-Kong or, when translated to Japanese, Son Goku. radford.edu/~lcubbiso/perโ€ฆ
Each Wu Tang member must contribute 20 percent of their solo earnings to a fund for all Wu members en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entโ€ฆ
The Wu-Tang Clan released a fighting game for the Playstation. The game was notable for being one of the first to allow four players to fight on the same screen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu-โ€ฆ
The Wu-Tang Clan released a secret album, of which they only made one copy. It is cased in silver and nickel and sits in a vault in Morocco. It runs $5 million. forbes.com/sites/zackomalโ€ฆ
A man named Russell Jones, an art director from Park Slope, Brooklyn, received numerous phone calls from Wu-Tang fans who thought he was Russell Jones aka Ol' Dirty Bastard. One time, Jones received a phone call from Method Man himself, who asked to speak to "Dirty". newyorker.com/magazine/20โ€ฆ
While on the run as a fugitive, Ol Dirty Bastard appeared on stage with Wu Tang Clan. He performed for one song and escaped without being arrested mtv.com/news/1429366/perfโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Labi Siffre, a relativly unknown musician and poet, who's works have been sampled by over a dozen musicians, including eminem, Jay-z, kenny rodgers, Rod Stewart and the wu-tang clan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labโ€ฆ
Childish Gambino got his stage name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator, and if you enter Donald Glover, it still generates Childish Gambino. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donโ€ฆ
Donald Glover got his rap name "Childish Gambino" from a Wu-Tang name generator youtube.com/watch?v=754IMโ€ฆ
The RZA had a 5 year long dictatorship in Wu-Tang controlling most everything, but promising to take the group to the top. He kept his promise! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rzaโ€ฆ
Today I learned about Wu Zetian (624 - 705, Wu Zhao/Wu Hou/ Tian Hou) who ruled as Emperor Son of Heaven from 684 CE to 705 CE. She was the only woman to hold the title of "Huangdi" and to establish her own dynasty (Zhou, 690 - 705). She ruled using meritocracy, secret police, and excellent administration. rejectedprincesses.com/prโ€ฆ
The Ol' Dirty Bastard from the Wu-Tang Clan was once arrested for stealing a $50 pair of shoes, even though he had close to $500 cash on him at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol'โ€ฆ
Childish Gambino got his name from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator uproxx.com/tv/the-mindbloโ€ฆ
King Wu of Qin attempted to powerlift a heavy bronze cauldron. Though he was successful, he broke his shin bones doing it and later that night his eyes bled and he died en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinโ€ฆ
The RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan once owned a $20,000 dollar bullet-proof suit so he could fight crime. larecord.com/interviews/2โ€ฆ
Regis Philbin is a honorary Wu Tang Clan member awfulannouncing.com/2013/โ€ฆ
Actor Donald Glover chose his stage name, Childish Gambino, by using Wu-Tang Clan's name generator. wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaldโ€ฆ
Kill Bill's soundtrack was organized, and mostly produced and orchestrated by RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kโ€ฆ
Yang Wu, a Chongqing martial arts champion, used nunchakus to make a staircase to his 10-meter high nail house and threatened to beat any authorities who attempted to evict him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holโ€ฆ
RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan and former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante have made as many as 100 tracks together that remain unreleased youtube.com/watch?v=BU-Ckโ€ฆ
Four (and possibly six) members of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan are vegetarian eater.com/archives/2010/0โ€ฆ
Wu-Tang Clans' ODB filmed a reality show where a nerdy white kid had to stay within 10 feet of him for a week to earn money. It was never aired... wutang-corp.com/forum/shoโ€ฆ
A man accused his girlfriend of sleeping with the entire Wu-Tang Clan on Divorce Court. youtu.be/UiXwNjjzY-I
A rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang-Clan cut off his dick and wasn't that upset about it nydailynews.com/entertainโ€ฆ
The Wu-Tang Clan has compiled and plans to release a "secret album" with only ONE pressing made available wu-ha.wutangclan.com/the-โ€ฆ
Wu Zetian The only female emperor of china, smothered her own week-old daughter and framed the babyโ€™s death on the emperor wife, then executing her by cutting both her legs and feet and drawning her in wine smithsonianmag.com/historโ€ฆ
A Chinese man named Wu Gang murdered a man in 1998 and absconded for 13 years and then appeared on a Chinese dating show prompting a viewer to alert the police. Wu Gang was later arrested and convicted of murder. cracked.com/article_19779โ€ฆ
Ol' Dirty Bastard (from Wu-Tang Clan) has a 90+ page FBI file pitchfork.com/news/45043-โ€ฆ
Constance Wu, the mom on Fresh Off The Boat, is only 26 and 15 years older than her onscreen son imdb.com/name/nm2090422/
Ol Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan and a few of his friends once lifted a car off of a child thus saving her life mtv.com/news/1429494/ol-dโ€ฆ
The members of the Wu-Tang Clan are paid on a "tiered class system" hiphopdx.com/news/id.3150โ€ฆ
Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard unexpectedly rushed the stage at the 1998 Grammy awards and criticized fellow-rapper Puffy for receiving the award for Best Rap Album instead of Wu-Tang Clan. This was 10 years before the similar stunt pulled by Kanye West. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol_โ€ฆ
Ol' Dirty Bastard (of the Wu Tang Clan) was once arrested for shoplifting a pair of shoes worth $50 when he had $500 cash in his pocket. vh1.com/celebrity/2008-11โ€ฆ
Julia Ling, the woman who played Anna Wu on NBC's Chuck, makes Chuck Norris look like a slacker. us.imdb.com/name/nm178814โ€ฆ
Wu-Tang Clan member, and avid fan of Japanese cinema, RZA produced the entire "Kill Bill" soundtrack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilโ€ฆ
Wu Zetian was the only female Emperor in the history of China en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_โ€ฆ
ODB of the Wu-Tang Clan once escaped police custody and was branded a fugitive. He was recaptured six days later at a McDonald's when he mistook the cops for fans en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_โ€ฆ
Wu Zetian ruled China as a de facto Empress for 15 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_โ€ฆ
Gunpowder was accidentally invented by Chinese alchemists trying to find an elixir of eternal life for emperor Wu Di inventors.about.com/od/chโ€ฆ
In 2010, Bill Murray walked into a bar with RZA and GZA of the Wu Tang Clan and started bartending. No matter what anyone ordered, he gave them shots of tequila. vulture.com/2010/03/bill_โ€ฆ
Ol' Dirty Bastard, of Wu-Tang Clan fame, took a limousine with 2 of his 13 children to go cash his welfare check...despite WTC's album just going Gold and hitting the Top 10 books.google.com/books?idโ€ฆ
System of a Down did a cover of Wu Tang Clans "Shame on a Nigga" youtube.com/watch?v=x0ZjZโ€ฆ
The RZA from the Wu-Tang Clan and Quentin Tarantino are making a gory kung-fu movie together. xxlmag.com/online/?p=3270โ€ฆ
Wu-Tang's The RZA (among other members) plays chess almost everyday. nytimes.com/2008/06/07/arโ€ฆ
Sun Tzu's real historical name was likely Sun Wu. "Sun Tzu" just meant "Master Sun." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunโ€ฆ
The Wu-Tang Clan started the first rapper's clothing line complex.com/style/2011/10โ€ฆ
Method Man, of The Wu-Tang Clan, has developed his own E-Cigar line called "TICAL." methodmanpufs.com/
System Of A Down covered a Wu Tang Clan song. This makes me happy. youtube.com/watch?v=7g-GGโ€ฆ
Wu-Tang Clan was actually involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, carjacking and other types of violent crime cosbysweaters.com/2012/01โ€ฆ
Wu Tang = Witty, Unpredictable, Talent and Natural Game youtu.be/UTB46KwtoM4
When the famous Chinese Female Warrior of the Shang Dynasty Fu Hao (Queen Consort of King Wu Ding) was buried in 1046 BCE, sixteen human sacrifices were made and the sixteen bodies inhumed alongside the corpse of Fu Hao. chinese-swords-guide.com/โ€ฆ
Method Man announced during Wu-Tang Clan's set at the HMV Forum that How High 2.0 was coming to cinemas in 2012. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howโ€ฆ
GZA of Wu Tang Clan is Teaming up With Renowned Physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to Write a New Album About Space Entitled "Dark Matter" rollingstone.com/music/neโ€ฆ
The Wu Tang Clan gets its name from this quite lovely mountain range.

I thought it meant "no sugar" in Chinese, so I had to look it up.

"The RZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard adopted the name for the group after the film Shaolin and Wu Tang."

The film Shaolin and Wu Tang refers to the Wudang Mountain Range in China, site of Taoist monasteries, and is pronounced more like "ooh daah-ng."

Apparently they aren't anything to meddle with.

Donald Glover picked his rapper name, Childish Gambino, by using an online Wu-Tang Clan name generator youtube.com/watch?v=OBV2bโ€ฆ
Ol Dirty Bastard still took food stamps as a member of the Wu Tang Clan youtube.com/watch?v=lrvnLโ€ฆ
The soundtrack of Kill Bill Vol. 1 was organized, produced and orchestrated by RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilโ€ฆ
Several members of Wu-Tang Clan are vegetarian (amongst other big time gangstas) vegetarianstar.com/2010/0โ€ฆ
Tom Morello (RATM), and Chad Smith (RHCP) are big Wu Tang fans and covered "Wu tang clan ain't nuthin to fuck with" youtube.com/watch?v=zhIHcโ€ฆ
The mascot for Snapchat's name is "Ghostface Chillah" after Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snaโ€ฆ

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