A gradual swelling takes place, not all of the herbs and teas can reduce it.

Suddenly Tay-Ste-Ice was fighting a fight in the world's most populous country, a fight not only for its' existence, but for its' right to exist. A fight fought across too many fronts to name, a fight fought in the mouth of millions of Chinese, young and old. The army made up of six different types of soldiers, six flavors, renamed from their original non-communist monikers. Grape became "Revolutionary Mao Grape," Lime "Revolutionary Mao Lime," and Pink "Revolutionary Mao Pink." The other three flavors were also renamed.

However, as the first cases of his product rolled off of the assembly line and into large, rectangular boxes, Smellison realized he couldn't merely sell his product in China as he had in America. Making further concessions to the socialist state he was distributing in, he decided to sell in boxes of twenty, with an equal distribution of all flavors. The last two tubes were a special "Revolutionary Mao Super Mix" with all flavors represented in one bland, brownish syrup. The name was also modified, in the hope of greater acceptance by the Chinese. Interestingly, in translating the product's name to Chinese, a small mistake was made when the company used the Chinese symbols "Flay," meaning "To taste," "Vo," which means "As the sweet nectar," and "Ayse," meaning "Burning your rectum." Eventually noticed while examining customer feedback and satisfaction sheets, the foible was rectified several years later.

To promote interest in his product, a new type of "Tay-Ste-Ice Origami" was invented in which full, unfrozen tubes of Tay-Ste-Ice were folded in such a way as to simulate animals. The most popular Tay-Ste-Ice Origami animals: Long tube-shaped swan, long tube-shaped hippo, long tube-shaped planaria, and long tube-shaped Chairman Mao. This type of origami was not practiced for long, however, as folding the unfrozen Tay-Ste-Ice almost always resulted in the packet bursting into the origamists' lap. Also, origami, being a Japanese art, was not readily practiced by the Chinese, despite Smellison's objections to the contrary.

It is thought by many that one of history's greatest paradoxes...

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