Since I have a book in which a Chinese man is a major character, taking place about 3000 years ago, I was interested in the idea that noodles were older than thought.
Archaeologists found a bowl filled with noodles. “The bowl was buried beneath 10 feet of sediment in Lajia, a small community located by the Yellow River in northwestern China that was destroyed by an earthquake about 4,000 years ago.”
It was in today’s Nature. (There’s a Christmas wish list item.)