50 Tons of Grey: Gigantic Sandstorm Hits Beijing… Along With Godzilla?

Funny photoshopping of a blogger's sandstorm photo. (Image: Weibo.com)
Funny photoshopping of a blogger's sandstorm photo. (Image: Weibo.com)

The biggest sand storm for the last 13 years descended on Beijing late on April 15.

The sky went dark within a few minutes, and the city was covered in sand before people realized that the storm had arrived.

The weather changes itself at will. (Image: Weibo.com)

The weather changed within a few moments. (Image: Weibo.com)

Sharp contrast. (Image: Weibo.com)

A sharp contrast between red and blue skies. (Image: Weibo.com)

Weibo bloggers joked about the dramatic weather to make light of the situation, and shared photos taken on their way home.

Some users added monsters into their photos to make them look like scenes from Ultraman, Godzilla, or Pacific Rim.

"It rains sands and grits in Beijing today." (Image: Weibo.com)

‘It’s raining sand and grit in Beijing today.’ (Image: Weibo.com)

Pacific Rim in Beijing. (Image: Weibo.com)

‘Pacific Rim’ meets Beijing. (Image: Weibo.com)

Bull Demon King is visiting the world. (Image: Weibo.com)

Bull Demon King visits China’s capital. (Image: Weibo.com)

The monster from the universe came to earth. (Image: Weibo.com)

The monster from the universe came to earth. (Image: Weibo.com)

"Hurry! Call Ultraman!" (Image: Weibo.com)

‘Quick! Call Ultraman!’ (Image: Weibo.com)

The people who were probably worst affected by the sandstorm are the cleaners of “Big Pants,” the nickname of the state-run CCTV building due to its ridiculous shape.

According to Ifeng News, CCTV recently spent about $80,000 on a large-scale cleaning of the whole building for the first time.

However, the sand storm just made the project a complete waste of money and effort.

Workers were cleaning the surface of the "Big Pants". (Image: Weibo.com)

Workers cleaning the surface of ‘Big Pants.’ (Image: Weibo.com)

Good luck! (Image: Weibo.com)

Good luck! (Image: Weibo.com)

 

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