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Don’t Swallow a Toothpick

Your digestive system won’t like it

At conferences especially during tea or coffee breaks snacks are often provided and last year at a major international conference in Wuhan (China) that I attended it was no different. During the break, conference members gather around the tables on which the snacks are displayed and discuss the latest presentations, refresh memories or exchange ideas and some news. Every now and then one grabs a biscuit or a piece of fruit, something on the table, and shoves it into one’s mouth. On the first day of the conference that I refer to, cut pieces of pineapple were available, but there were no toothpicks stuck into them and therefore you used your fingers to take a piece. —>—>