Thousands of Chinese disciples seeking a cure from a so called holy spring said to cure any illness got to the bottom of its miraculous powers—when it gave them all diarrhea. The spring, in eastern China, is famed locally for washing away skin blemishes.
But thousands of visitors during China's Moon Festival decided to drink the healing waters instead, only to find themselves stricken with upset stomachs.
"People were lining all through the night to get to the water but then they started to form another line—for the public toilets," said one local. "We warned them not to drink it but they thought we were trying to keep it to ourselves. When we drink it we boil it first."