The Nation: Culture Shock

Hsing-Hsing and Ling-Ling, those cuddly pandas from Red China, are so happy in their new digs at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., that they have taken to standing on their heads and wiggling their rumps in an apparent gesture of good will. From Peking, however, came ominous reports that Milton and Matilda, the musk oxen that President Nixon presented to the Chinese, were not on exhibit at the Peking Zoo because they were suffering from postnasal drip and a skin condition that was causing them to shed their hair.

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