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  1. Weird

    Getting Ridiculous: Chinese Vendors Now Selling Fake Walnuts

    Chinese vendors are the place to go if you're looking for counterfeit merchandise. The nation that practically invented the knockoff Coach bag has raised counterfeiting goods to a sublime art form, going so far as to open entirely fake Apple stores so convincing they fool even their own employees. The latest story of a fake product coming out of China, though, has left us too impressed to offer anything but a slow clap as at least one street vendor there has started selling fake walnuts -- walnut shells with the nut taken out and replaced with a less tasty chunk of concrete.

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  2. Tech

    To Settle Dispute, PayPal Orders Buyer to Destroy Violin

    It started with the sale of a violin by Erica, with money exchanged via PayPal. The story goes awry when the buyer of the instrument complained to both Erica and PayPal that the violin was a fake -- despite apparently being appraised by several experts. In a move echoing the wisdom of King Solomon, PayPal ordered the buyer to destroy the violin. As you can see above, that's exactly what happened.

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