New function of asphalt pavement in China: Paddy Dryer

We all know that the basic function of building asphalt pavement is to carry traffic load. We also know that the main food in China is rice. But we did not know that there was a link between the asphalt pavement and rice. But the Chinese farmers know. They found out that asphalt pavement can can have higher temperature than the ambient environment (reference 1 and reference 2). Therefore, they use it as Paddy Dryer!!

Farmer is putting paddy on the road side, which results in a serious traffic jam.

The paddy is lying on the two sides of road, making a four traffic lanes into two lanes:

Do not know paddy? Click Paddy field in Wiki.

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