Chinese High School Students Use IV Drips to Enhance Learning

High-aspiring Chinese students seem to have taken Robert Collier’s words to heart. Burning the mid-night oil to prepare for their college admission exams takes its toll, but there is no time to rest and relax. There is too much to go over, too much to learn and too little time. No fear, as they say, where there is a will, there’s a way, the desperate students take advantage of amino acids in keeping them perky and able to study for long hours. So, they attached their eager and over tired bodies to IV drips of amino acids and slave away.

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High-aspiring Chinese students seem to have taken Robert Collier’s words to heart. Burning the mid-night oil to prepare for their college admission exams takes its toll, but there is no time to rest and relax. There is too much to go over, too much to learn and too little time. No fear, as they say, where there is a will, there’s a way, the desperate students take advantage of amino acids in keeping them perky and able to study for long hours. So, they attached their eager and over tired bodies to IV drips of amino acids and slave away.

Chinese High School Students Use IV Drips to Enhance Learning

Images from Ministry of Tofu

We don’t know how largely common this aid-to-studies is, but if the picture posted on line at China's Sina Weibo microblogging site, an entire class full of students at Hubei Province high school are preparing for exams attached to these drips.

We know the Chinese take their National College Entrance Examination or ‘gao kao’ as they call them very seriously, and clearing them is no mean feat but this is taking them to another level entirely. But that’s not all. Mr. Xia, director of Office of Academic Affairs, China, says the state grants a 10-yuan subsidy for amino acids to each graduating senior!

Chinese High School Students Use IV Drips to Enhance Learning

Images from Ministry of Tofu

So, have the Chinese hit the brainpower jackpot? We don’t know. What we know is that amino acids are the chemical units that make up proteins in our body and are vital to brain health. They boost efficiency. Whether they are a successful instant brainpower generator or not, only science can tell. But we are assuming, since the Chinese state allows a stipend for it and the schools are going as far as installing them en-mass, there must be something to it!

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