Imaginary pets are cool. I'm not knocking them down. Kids with pet rocks, you keep on trucking. What I'm here to say today is that the latest weird photos coming out China are not a trend.
Chinese teens taking cabbages for walks to get over loneliness
Growing your own: Cabbage | Life and style | The Guardian
Many common vegetables are cabbages or genus brassica. Head and leafed cabbage, of course, but also broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kale, and kohlrabi are members of the cabbage family. They are some of the most popular and traditional garden vegetables grown. Because they are often grown in North America, cabbages are well understood and can be cultivated in nearly every climate zone on the continent.
Beijing Hipsters Walk Cabbages On Leashes
Beijing performance art or Portlandia sketch? You decide. At last weekend's Midi Music Festival , where Suede headlined, many of Beijing's young and fashionable were seen dragging heads of cabbage on leashes as they flitted between stages and bands.
Although Chinese cabbage belongs to the same genus as the common European cabbage, it has a bewildering number of names. This confusion is compounded by Chinese names for each species or variety which is creeping into the English language and which does not necessarily match its Chinese counterpart. Another problem is the lack of agreement among botanists.