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Craze for acorns, the new superfood, leaves little to squirrel away

People are now harvesting the nutritious nuts so eagerly that, in places, the squirrels are dying of starvation

Tom Ough

Mighty oaks, as the saying goes, grow from little acorns. So too, apparently, do weird trends. The squirrels of South Korea can testify, because they are being forced to compete for their winter staple, acorns, by an unusual rival: humans.

So greedy are the humans, apparently, that the squirrels are in danger of starving.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the newly formed Acorn Rangers of Seoul’s Yonsei University are now protecting the local oaks from would-be acorn pickers. And those pickers may not be pigs, but they’re still greedy...

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