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Extract: What does surprise Hillas are the calls out of the blue, like one from a Danish woman who saw a sale item — a Taiwan-made device that opened plastic bags with an air blast.

Then there was the early-morning call last week from Israel. A representative of the Baha’i faith’s world center in Haifa spotted on Hillas’ Web site a floor mat that pulls dirt from folks’ feet.

"It’s 7 in the morning, and I’m settled down reading the Star-Telegram, and this guy wants me to send mats to Israel. 'This is strange,’ I tell myself.

"But this guy’s from a religion, so I guess he’s all right, and I e-mailed him a quote."

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