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Only 25% of India’s Condoms are Being “Properly Utilized”

Further to our recent discussion of over and depopulation, here’s a curious story coming out of India:

According to two university reports, rural villagers have used them as disposable water containers to wash, after relieving themselves in the fields. India’s military have covered gun and tank barrels with condoms as protection against dust. Of the 891 million condoms meant to be handed out free, a considerable proportion were acquired by road-building contractors who mixed them with concrete and tar and used the mixture to construct roads, rendering road surfaces smooth and resistant to cracks.

I remember reading about the gun barrel practice from the Vietnam War, but the rest is news to me. That flower sure is fancy.

2 Responses to “Only 25% of India’s Condoms are Being “Properly Utilized””

  1. Julie

    Hmmm…I wonder what flavor that flower is…or, could it possibly be the latex version of the “fruit basket”, traditionally worn as a head dress?

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