Thursday, July 24, 2008

Robot restaurant mystery solved

The mystery of how a Chinese couple seemingly managed to run a busy restaurant 21 hours a day has been solved. The restaurant, in Yiwu, is actually run by two couples - and both the men and the women are identical twins. The couples also both have young sons who are also virtually identical, reports the Today Morning Post.

Locals had nicknamed the eatery the “robot couple restaurant” as they couldn’t understand how the same couple seemed to be on duty from 6am through to 3am. However, a journalist from Today Morning Post interviewed the restaurant owner and found out the truth. It turned out that the twin brothers, 32, married a set of twin sisters from the same township three years ago and moved to Yiwu to run the restaurant together. “Many diners thought we worked too hard and are like robots, but they don’t know that we are actually four people,” said Mao Zhanghua, 32, the elder brother. ... - dailytimes

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