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    Used Car, OK. Used Clothes, Check. Used

    Police in Vietnam have shut down an operation selling recycled condoms.
    I haven't figured out yet what the problem is; unless maybe it's because they offered them as "new".
    I mean, I've been getting condoms at Goodwill and garage sales and from that guy in the overcoat down on the corner forever, just like everybody else; right?

    They confiscated approximately 345,000 used condoms from a warehouse that - according to a woman detained during the operation - had been boiled in water, reshaped on a wooden phallus, then repackaged for sale.

    I guess the wooden phallus was cheaper than hiring from the local workforce.

    The owner of the warehouse reported that they received a "monthly input of used condoms from an unknown person"; whom I hope does not have a day job in a dentist's office.

    They are also investigating reports of improper disposal of the waste water produced during the process; as the local Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant supply company purchasing it for export to US restaurants failed to maintain proper records of the acquisition and export procedures.

    Documenting the chain of ownership is everything when exporting foodstuffs, obviously.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/vietnam-p...130414525.html

    I might have imagined that last part, I don't actually see it when I reread the story.
    My apologies if that caused anyone any momentary distress.
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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    Used condoms?? I am trying not to hurl my late lunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leasie View Post
    Used condoms?? I am trying not to hurl my late lunch.
    Didn't have Chinese or Vietnamese by any chance?
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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    Any other year I would say WTF!

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    I saw this on the news, I could have done without the video of said items !
    To really know people is to be able to read between the lines on their faces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mansfield67 View Post
    I saw this on the news, I could have done without the video of said items !
    Dang!
    There's a video?!

    I want to know more about the unknown person who supplies the monthly input of used condoms.
    I'm betting it's someone who's connected to the prostitution industry who figured out how to recycle the waste rather than just throw it out.

    They probably work someplace and for years they've been tossing these things out by the thousands.
    And they knew there had to be some value there if they could just figure out how to capture it.

    They probably tried several different angles before they found this one.
    Maybe selling them as party balloons.
    Or maybe as waterproof phone or watch protectors.
    Each time, the purpose was served but people just thought something seemed off.
    No matter the use, either the shape was off, or the feel or the smell or the taste just wasn't right.
    And then, genius...
    A faulty hypothesis forming:
    A German scientist using Iranian physics and French mathematics.



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