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another Airport incident with instruments - bamboo flutes destroyed


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A client just told me about a flute player's bamboo instruments destroyed by u.s. customs when flying into Boston.


If you do a web search for "Bamboo flutes destroyed at airport" you will find the many articles about this incident. The man is a world renown player of flutes and had 11 handmade bamboo flutes destroyed by a custom inspector misinterpreting the regulations on agricultural products.



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I agree with Martin :)

Strangely the article reminds that the law divides bamboos in 2 categories, the dried one that cannot grow again, and the other kind. So I wonder if really a flute made of bamboo could regrow when planted. On the other hand I am quite certain that if you plant a violin you won't get a pine tree and a maple tree... :)

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