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March 05, 2009


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Fascinating! I "came" across something like this early in my research about castrato (though they have their own talents, they're not as gifted as eunuchs because they are snipped before puberty). Do you think any significance attaches to the fact that the eunuch Cai Lun (ca. 50AD-121)is believed to have invented paper??
Marissa Despain

I do know there's an old court saying "Never send a castrato to do a eunuch's job" so you're probably right. Also, though it's not widely known in the west, Jai Lun (or as it's pronounced here, Jay Luno), Cai Lun's twin, was the world's first talk show host! And get this, the very first recorded guest on a talk show, anywhere in the world, was Mr. Bejingles, an itinerant Chinese folk dancer and court entertainer, who brought his dog along (a Pekingese, of course).

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