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Maude McDaniel - Living

February 11, 2012

History of chopsticks and related subjects

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Here’s another interesting fact: because wood from suitable trees is no longer available in some Eastern countries anymore, they are now importing from the United States most of the chopsticks that are used in those places. It could be a lucrative market, because disposable chopstick users account for some 200 pairs a year. Apiece.
Sounds like a good investment to me.
Plus this additional advantage — murder by chopsticks is statistically rare.
Maude McDaniel is a Cumberland freelance writer. Her column appears on alternate Sundays in the Times-News.

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