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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 98 18:27:22 -0800
Subject: Bait Barbie
[Wouldn't you know the first Barbie to get a real job would be a Chinese
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Russian Fishermen Find Novel Use for Barbie Dolls
March 1, 1998
Web posted at: 2:23 p.m. EST (1923 GMT)
MOSCOW (Reuters) --
Fishermen in Russia's Far East have been buying up Chinese-made Barbie dolls
and using their golden hair as bait, Interfax news agency said on Sunday.
Fishermen in the northern Pacific port of Magadan were quoted as saying the
hair is very popular with the local fish.
But they have not been able to try luring fish with the hair of the original
U.S.-made Barbie dolls because they are too expensive, Interfax said.
Cheap consumer goods from neighboring China have flooded shops in Russia's
Far East since the collapse of the Soviet Union and Chinese traders have
become regular visitors.
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© 1998 Peter Langston