Thursday, June 2, 2011

Meet Aunty Broom - Kung Fu Cleaner

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I’m going to introduce a new segment to the show, called Meet this person. Last week I introduced you guys to champion hot dog eater Takeru Kobayashi. I enjoyed that story so much, so I decided to make it a regular show segment! There are so many cool, fascinating people in this world to meet.

This week, I would you to meet Aunty Broom. Who is Aunty Broom? Well her name is Zhang Xiufang and she is a street cleaner in Nanjing, China. She is no ordinary cleaner; she cleans with STYLE by doing kung fu moves. She twirls her broom like what Jackie Chan would do in an action sequence. She has flexibility like a gymnast - she can do some pretty cool moves with her broom.

Her video of her awesome cleaning moves has gone viral on the web. Netizens have affectionately given her the nickname of Aunty Broom.

Aunty Broom has created a series of broom exercises based on her Tai Chi training. She has taught the exercises to her colleagues and also encouraged more labor workmates to exercise during their work break.

She says that “Street cleaning in exhausting and tough, so the best way to ease muscle is doing exercises with any thing at hand, like a broom.”

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