Cultural Universals

I’m not sure if the people in this picture are Chinese, but I found it through Baidu Images:

Cultural Universals

This reminded me of a similar funny photo I’d seen before. Turns out there are quite a few, if you look. Here’s one gallery, and another with more photos, and of a more international nature (but also more NSFW).


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.


  1. 哈哈哈。这个孩子忒强了~~ 不过我好像也没少干這事~ 正常现象,嘿嘿

  2. I’m not surprised that the act is universal…I am surprised that there are collections of such photos.

  3. thestranger73 Says: May 13, 2009 at 7:02 am

    This is the internet … we have collections of photos of everything, just so you know.

  4. John… I thought you liked the photo because you could see down the front of her shirt?

    Do you have any friends/readers living in Singapore?

    Take care “Cuz”

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