Chinese baby named Zhongsheng (“born in a crowd”)

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

In late January, 2008, a series of severe winter storms hit south-central China.

The weather caused many massive traffic jams, including the one that trapped pregnant Chu Hongling on a bus for three days and three nights before an ambulance was able to reach her. (I’m not sure how many more days all the other passengers were stuck on the bus.)

Soon after being rescued and transported to the nearest hospital, Chu Hongling gave birth to a baby boy. She named him Zhongsheng, which means “born in a crowd.”

(I think this one would have made more sense if he’d actually been born on the bus, but hey, I’m sure there was a crowd at the hospital as well.)

Source: “Baby born on bus named Born in a Crowd.” Sydney Morning Herald 1 Feb. 2008.

Image: Adapted from China by M M under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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