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Sticks and stones may break our bones…
At this time of the year, it’s important to be skeptical when you read. Publications are cranking out hoaxes left and right, and for once people don’t seem to mind when the media lies. In fact, they go bananas for it. When the BBC ran a story about the Swiss spaghetti harvest of 1957, people called in asking how to grow their own noodle trees.
When the international press gave coverage to the Lunar New Year, Vietnam with its 90 million people only got one line. South Korea, who celebrate Seollal, were also brushed to the side. Instead the stakes all went to China, Taiwan and Singapore, and something called the Year of the Sheep. We don’t have sheep in Vietnam.