In China, some people are seriously into collecting pairs of big, round, nuts, and playing with them

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17 Responses to “In China, some people are seriously into collecting pairs of big, round, nuts, and playing with them”

  1. relawson says:

    Wouldn’t it be pretty much a DE-volution of baoding balls? 
    http://www.baodingballs.com/

  2. TheMudshark says:

    That´s nuts.

  3. yadayada says:

    “Playing with these kinds of walnuts isn’t for ordinary people.”

    New internet meme?

  4. Matthew says:

    Just look at those nuts.  Just look at them!

  5. Amelia_G says:

    Ha! I seem to recall that 1970′s/1980′s rural PA experienced a walnut “bubble,” when people were planting walnut trees to harvest their wood, as a retirement investment. Now walnuts are growing wild there in the forests.

  6. Antinous / Moderator says:

    I like big nuts and I cannot lie.

  7. gumbowing says:

    It’s the modern Chinese equivalent of Dutch tulipomania only even weirder. It will surely end in tears.

    • ldobe says:

       Yep, It’s obviously a market bubble.  It’s gonna pop, I think probably sooner than later.  The Chinese gov’t is promoting walnuts as domestic investment into an object with little practical value, and even less historic value.

      It’s all a game being played with percieved goods.  The only thing that makes what you have valuable is the fact that someone else doesn’t have it and wants it.

  8. emo hex says:

    I think some clarification is due here,
    is this about collecting. . .
    or
    is this about playing with one’s nuts?

  9. Sekino says:

    The whole thing looks so… surreal. It’s like seeing the world as if it were run by squirrels.

  10. Ipo says:

     Does this get filed under: “Exotic nonwhite people have over 20 words for Walnuts”?

  11. Ray Perkins says:

    Be careful cleaning them… You don’t want to scratch your nuts.

  12. Just Thalia says:

    Is that Jabba in the background? 

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