Movies portraying ancient Chinese stories always present a way to determine one's own breed by mixing blood drops of the child and that of the father's. According to ancient Chinese belief if the blood drops are able to blend, then it is proven that the child is genetically linked to the family bloodline. However modern science has ruled that this method to determine one's own biological child has no scientific standing at all, and in actual fact it is misleading.
Now we have a news report from Chongqing, China as published by Chongqing Evening Post that tells a true life story:-
Chongqing residents Liu Bing and his wife were a handsome and pretty, married couple. However Liu was vigilante enough to smell fish when he noticed that the 1 year-old baby boy his charming wife gave birth to was born with single eyelids, when both the husband and wife spotted double eye-lids.
During the baby's 1st year-birthday party, one of the relatives commented curiously about the infant's single-eyelid eyes, as different to that of the parents. That night the deeply hurt Liu Bing could not sleep a wink. He now harboured serious notion about his wife's infidelity. He began to plot an insidious plan to determine if the child was unmistakably his. With the movie's act in mind, he woke up in the morning to send his wife out of the house for some errands. His wife readily obliged, telling him to look after the sleeping child.
Liu Bing pricked his son's left index finger with a sharp needle and collected few drops of blood into a glass saucer. Whilst his awakened child cried out loud in pain, he was indifferent about the son's wailing. Liu then pricked his own index finger and squeezed few drops of blood into the same saucer. He was vastly elated to see the few drops of blood blended well together. In his bigoted and selfish mind he thought he had proven to his clan that the toddler was unmistakably his own breed.
When Liu's wife returned to see her precious baby crying and with tiny blood stains around his finger, she suspected something amiss. Upon questioning her husband what had actually happened, the answer she got made her blowing her top. She was howling mad at her husband. She reckoned her husband's act had gone overboard to doubt her faith to the family.
Shakespeare's popular tragedy "Othello"
highlights the essence of Jealousy.
He calls it -The Green-eyed monster.
The next day three of them proceeded to the local district hospital to have their blood samples taken for the correct test. The result of the DNA finding confirmed her fidelity and the child was wholly theirs. Anyway Mrs Liu had began legal proceeding against her husband's ridiculous suspicion of her integrity and loyalty, towards an official divorce.
Genetic scientist of Xi Nan Hospital, Chongqing explained that a baby could be born with single eye-lids even both its parents possessed double-eyelids so long one of the parents carried single eyelid genes with him or her. The genes could be passed over to the new born.
Article translated by
Alan CY Kok