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Q: How popular are chopsticks? ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: How popular are chopsticks?
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: firmware-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 25 Jul 2005 10:24 PDT
Expires: 24 Aug 2005 10:24 PDT
Question ID: 547658
How many people in the world habitually use chopsticks as opposed to
knife and fork, knife and fingers, fingers only or other combinations
of implements I haven't thought of? How are these figures arrived at?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: How popular are chopsticks?
From: pinkfreud-ga on 25 Jul 2005 10:28 PDT
This may be of interest:

"It is estimated that 1.5 billion people worldwide use chopsticks
every day, usually beginning between three and four years of age."
Subject: Re: How popular are chopsticks?
From: firmware-ga on 25 Jul 2005 12:33 PDT
Thank you for your very rapid response. 

The figure of 1.5 billion is roughly what I came up with when I added
together the populations of China, Taiwan, North and South Korea,
Japan, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. However, I was hoping for something
a little more authoritative.

I would also like, if possible, to be able to compare the popularity
of different sets of eating implements.

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