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This photo taken on June 20, 2017 shows a man demonstrating a toothpick crossbow in Changchun, in China's northeast Jilin province.
Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned before a young child gets blinded or worse. Selling online and in shops for as little as seven yuan (1 USD), so-called toothpick crossbows were originally designed to shoot out just that -- toothpicks. / AFP PHOTO / STR / China OUT / Manila Bulletin

Toothpick crossbow craze has China quivering

By Agence France-Presse Handheld crossbows that can fire out needles and nails are the latest must-have toy in China but anxious parents want them banned…