Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of a Gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, on August 13. Musk sparked widespread speculation on Twitter when he posted an ancient Chinese poem about fratricide. Photo: Reuters
Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of a Gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, on August 13. Musk sparked widespread speculation on Twitter when he posted an ancient Chinese poem about fratricide. Photo: Reuters
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Tesla founder Elon Musk posts ancient Chinese poem, with Twitter users guessing at meanings from crypto to the UN

  • The richest person in the world posted the 1,800-year-old poem The Quatrain of Seven Steps on Twitter without any clear reference
  • The poem about boiling beans is a metaphor for a fratricidal struggle with a 3rd century emperor, and is widely known and cited in China

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of a Gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, on August 13. Musk sparked widespread speculation on Twitter when he posted an ancient Chinese poem about fratricide. Photo: Reuters
Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures as he visits the construction site of a Gigafactory in Gruenheide, near Berlin, on August 13. Musk sparked widespread speculation on Twitter when he posted an ancient Chinese poem about fratricide. Photo: Reuters
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