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Mother (to her son): Hurry up and eat your noodles before they expand.

Son: How long does it take for them to expand and break?

Mother: They don’t break, they just get soggy.

— Fukui City, Fukui. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader Midori Daida

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