Yahoo news is reporting today (1/1/09) that two Chinese forestry reps had a pyramid scheme that bilked thousands of investors out of more than $160M.
They sold trees in Mongolia!
Mongolia is a barren area that has no forests.
They promised a 400% return on the investment.
Do you suppose that the reason Chinese plywood has so many voids is that it is made from trees from Mongolia?
-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.