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This is pretty awesome, don't ya think?
Those sticks might have been used for rice, but I think they could poke you in the eye!!!
Little known fact: these sticks can also be used as oversized drumsticks for an oversized rock and roll drum kit,, as made famous by Animal on the muppets.
those things might have been used for rice but i think they look like pencils and pencils are very dangerous.
they look like massive chopsticks!
yeah they do!
Chopsticks for giants
Sharp pointed sticks which are not pool cues.
They remind me of two giant chop-sticks.
i love rice sticks
It looks like ancient knitting needles.
big sticks with black marks at ends.....no idea how they could help with rice.....
I think they look like chopsticks, don't you?
rice anyone? its amazing how much civilization has evolved. can you imagine using those sticks just to get rice?
the object of the month are rice sticks and they are HUGE!!! and if you don't believe me come over to the computer area and see for yourself. when you do go over to object of the month and press the red button and you can see real ones!
This picture reminds me of a poem I read called"the lonely child". It also reminds me of a math symbol. I think this image is very cool and interesting!
The sticks are larger than writing utensils. Maybe, they were used to dig out seeds or carve things in something soft. They could be used as a spoon.
I actually don't know much about rice sticks- just what I read right here. The end of it kinda looks like a piece off a flute which I am guessing is used to shishkabob the rice. (It probably would be more helpful if there were more holes on the end) And the other end looks like a knitting needle with a stripe down the end which I suppose is for designer purposes.
These sticks are very different in comparison to Hawaiian sugar cane harvesters. It's interesting to compare the two.
they look like chopsticks
they don't seem very easy to use
rice stix, rice sticks,
burnt, singed, raw.
used for many lots of things--
they're cool, ain't they, huh??
used for many kinds of things....
but the only one i can thnk of is picking your nose
they look like chopsticks with holes in them and they are wiers
yeah what he said!!
This looks like chop sticks on a piece of fine rye bread. I think they should make a butter-oreo-pop tart samich
wow this was really fun but now i want rice
It sorta looks like a musical instrument
Drumsticks or a sortof clarinet?
When I was younger, my mom and dad would go ricing. My mom customized her rice "knockers" with grips from a bicycle!
growing, eating, shipping
field, water, wood,patterns
someties i feel i am in a bubble in other places, but here there are seo many ways to express myself, such as the cell lab or the towboat. At the scince museum i am able to express myself in more then one way that is what i like so much about it.
Do you have a good wild rice recipe? I like to cook
Ginniss world records:"the BIG Chopsticks
leia likes rice
looks like musical instruments to me... i wouldn't mind knocking grains... :)
i think the object the month weird!!!... giggle giggle giggle
it looks like chopsticks
hi my name is nicole.i have come here today to see your exibits.so far they are very interesting.
They look differnet. I wish I knew what they were or what they did. Can you tell me?
Ojbiwe Indians must have had big hands to eat rice with these humongous chopsticks!
....or did they?
Look at those eye poking sticks!
I thought it was pretty cool but I didnt reallyget it.Cansomeone explainit
A little known fact about these sticks is that in ancient times they were used to communicate with the great rice goddess Betty. You can do it to, all you need to do is stick one up each nostril and act like a piece of rice. If you act like a piece of rice long enough, Betty will talk to you, honest fact.
you use these for rise
i dont know i never knew that is what they harvested rice with!
they are used to harvestwild rice
They have four spots on them.
Those are pretty big sticks to pick up a single grain of rice.
Gaint size chop sticks for gaints who love sushi!
these look like it would be hard to gather rice with. I have a hard time eating rice with chop-sticks. I cant immagine trying to harvest rice with giant chopsticks!!!!!! These people must have had alot of skill! That is pretty kul!!!!
it is really hard i bet to gather all of this stuff i like going to look at all of the cool stuff here every year! i wish i could come here every week. bye! -jacie
Ricing sticks are long and straight
Want wild rice? You'll have to wait.
Take your sticks and head to the rice
Whack those stalks into the boat, real nice.
Gather the rice
and cook until done
that was good
yum yum yum!
they look like giant toothpicks and they're bigger than pencils.
They look like huge shopsticks that were sliced at the bottom and poked through at the top....
They look like humongous chopsticks.
how do you work those things they look to big to handel for something as small as rice
These sticks could be stuck in your ears to annoy your parents.
really cool, kinda pointy, i think they're chopsticks!
they might be used for a really big drum
Rice sticks look good in your hair.
A number of people seem to misunderstand how these sticks are used. If you read the information elsewhere on this site, you'll see that Indians did not use these sticks like chopsticks to pick up individual grains of rice. Rather, they used them to bend the plant over and knock the grain-bearing part, loosening the rice so it fell into their boat.
those are exactly llike chopsticks
chopsticks for wild rice
i like rice
They use rotten walrus tusks to harvest rice?!
Cool! Man, You're right! Eating rice with THESE humongous chopsticks would be sweet!
they look like giant chopsticks
(i like this keybord)
The size of drumsticks.
rice sticks look like giant toothpicks, but nnjas also use them to pwn u!!!! ownt!
if you put led on them and an eraser they kind of look like a giant pencil.
rice tastes better with a fork
well i think that rice is a really good side dish you know with chicken and stuff like that isnt that super well i really dont know what else to say im just trying to write a lot so themuseum has alot to read bye bye
Rice sticks are actually a retro utensil that have become a must-have at dinner parties and any eclectic social gathering. They were voted the latest ''necessity'' to make a ''fashion statement'' by News4you Weekly. According to expert Jaymee Collinss, recent studies have proven that they are better 4 your teeth than the fork because the wood does not wear on your enamel like the metal. And just to let everyone know, I wrote this off the top of my head, I have no idea what rice sticks are.
We think that the sticks are for fishing and hunting. They are very cool!
The rice stick, yeah really great for eating any type of food, besides soup! but yeah.....awalys fun to eat with!
Could be used as chopsticks for very large Chinese food.
it looks like chop sticks.
what are the rice sticks used for anyway
they look like giant knitting needles that my dog got at!!!
we have wild rice at our cabin Sometimes Indains harvest it.And knock the rice in the boat.
I like wiild rice.
They look like chopsticks.
those are some big chop sticks!!!
hi my name is abigailand i am 11 yearsold and i learned about theserice sticks in 6th grade social studies. It was myfavorite part of theUnit!!!!!!! okay bye
Rice sticks are nice sticks!
they remind me of a terrible meal i had in nyc at some korean restraunt! LOL!
Dinosaur nose picker.
About 1' 9" long
These sticks look like pencils, but have holses on the end. they are cool.
I am curious what the scorch marks are for. They look sy metrical and decorative, so I assume they have no other function. At least I can't think of one ... anybody?
I dont know about rice sticks, but I like rice :)
Really big chop sticks for really big chinese food......
My grandpa used these rice sticks. They were very helpful to getting rice off the stalk. Any rice farmer should invest in these.
they look really big!! hope they don't take up alot of space
they kinda look like everything sharp, skinny, and pointy
i like to eat rice with them
23 thousand left handers die a year from using right hand u-tensils
It is a pointed stick. It is a weapon that is hard to block. People in the Flying Circus couldn't figure out how to defend against it because their instructor killed them all trying to teach them how to defent themselves against fruit.
Back off or I will poke your eyes out with my special kung fu eye poking-out sticks!! Hiyah!
well my first memory of rice sticks was just three years ago back when i lived in tibet.
life was a grand array of colors and feelings.
we used our rice sticks for helping others by pulling them out of the yang sea after the large deadly storms struck.
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