Yi Yin had no father and was born in Kongsang. The wife of Yu turned to stone, her stomach later slitting open to give birth to Qi. Laojun (i.e., Laozi) had ears that were seven chi in length (about 2.1m); he spent eighty-one years in his mother’s womb, splitting open her left side to be born, and at birth the hair on his temples was pure white. King Yan of Xu was without bones but possessed sagely virtue. Liu Yong enjoyed eating people’s scabs. King Wen (of Zhou) had four breasts. Gao Yao had a bird’s beak. Yao’s eyebrows were eight-coloured. Tang’s (the Shang founder) arm had four elbow-joints. Yu’s ears had triple openings. Li Lou (aka Li Zhu) could distinguish Qiu from Bo from ten li away. Hong Yan, minister of Wei, opened his own belly to receive Duke Yi’s liver. When King Mu of Zhou ascended as Son of Heaven, the traces of his chariot-wheels and horses spread across ‘all-under-heaven’ and in all he travelled one yi and one wan (100,100,000) li (c.33,033,000 miles).
Li Rong 李冗, Du yi zhi, 獨異志 (Outstanding Fantastic Stories), 上1.1 (Tale 1):
Li Rong 李冗, Du yi zhi, 獨異志 (Outstanding Fantastic Stories) in Du yi zhi, Xuanshi Zhi 獨異志，宣室志 (Outstanding Fantastic Stories, Stories from the Chamber of Dissemination), edited by Zhang Yongqin 张永钦 and Hou Zhiming 侯志明 (Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1983)
 Yi Yin 伊尹 (c.1600-1549 BCE) is famed as a minister under the Shang Dynasty. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yi_Yin.
 This is Yu the Great, legendary founder of the Xia夏. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yu_the_Great.
 This is Qi 啟, monarch over the Xia. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_of_Xia.
 A king ruling around 944 BCE; see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu_(state).
 This is likely a figure of some note in the Three Kingdoms era. See https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%8A%89%E9%82%95_(%E8%9C%80%E6%BC%A2).
 1152-1056 BCE. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Wen_of_Zhou.
 See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gao_Yao_(minister).
 Traditionally c. 2356-2255 BCE. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Yao.
 Traditionally r. 1675-46 BCE. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tang_of_Shang.
 Duke Yi died c. 660 BCE. See https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%A1%9B%E6%87%BF%E5%85%AC.