30 Things That Only Happen In China

People Spend Thousands Of Dollars On Walnuts

12. People Spend Thousands Of Dollars On Walnuts

Walnuts hold cultural significance for the Chinese. Emperors and the extremely privileged preserved walnuts as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Rotating walnuts in the hands are thought to improve blood circulation. The value of walnuts increased tenfold and eventually; it became a commodity for investment.

Turning their heads away from usual stocks, the Chinese deal in walnuts that could go up to thousands of dollars depending on whether it’s been delightfully carved or just ages a hundred years old. Preference over this tangible asset compared to cryptocurrency is so high that having walnuts symbolises status all over the country.

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