Some offbeat weekend posting:
Jerry Seinfeld has a great bit about chopsticks,
I’ll tell you what I like about Chinese people. They’re hanging in there with the chopsticks,aren’t they? You know they’ve seen the fork. They’re staying with the sticks. I don’t know how they missed it. Chinese farmer gets up, works in the field with a shovel all day. Shovel. Spoon. Come on. You’re not plowing 40 acres with a couple of pool cues!
Just don’t tell that to Ma Deqi, a Chinese farmer who set a Guinness World Record for catching 50 ping pong balls with chopsticks in the course of a minute. He reportedly practicedl for two years before finally setting the record. The previous record, also held by Deqi, was 17.