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By Vadim Newquist Sep 26, 2013

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Chinese Hopping Vampires

Yes, China has their own version of the vampire too, but theirs is a heck of a lot weirder. As you may have guessed, the Chinese Hopping Vampire (aka Jiangshi) moves by hopping (while keeping it's arms outstretched), and is typically depicted as a reanimated corpse wearing official garments of the Qing Dynasty, sucking the qi or "life-force" from it's unfortunate victims. The only way to subdue the hopping vampire is to affix certain Chinese prayers to their forehead, making them perhaps the only monster in the world that can be defeated by good reading material.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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