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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Stars and Stripes. They get the award for the following.

SEOUL — Five hundred condom experts will meet at South Korean’s Jeju Island next week to talk about condoms, according to the Chosun Ilbo newspaper.

The focus of the convention: quality and shelf life.

Condoms typically are in circulation for five years, but that period may be reduced to three to four years. The Chosun Ilbo said that could increase the effectiveness of condoms against AIDS, and increased quality standards could help South Korean condoms compete against cheaper condoms from China, Malaysia and India.

South Korea produces 30 percent of the 12 billion condoms manufactured worldwide each year.

The Chosun reported that condom sizes won’t really be an issue because global standards exist. According to the report, small condoms are 1.9 inches wide and 6.6 inches long; medium condoms are 2.08 inches wide and 6.6 inches long; and large condoms are 2.24 inches wide and 8.07 inches long.
What is this article doing in a military newspaper? Yes I know the US has troops stationed in South Korea, but what's the connection other than that?

Here's some other information.
Large condoms are typically sold in the U.S. and Europe.

The Chosun Ilbo reported that the most popular size of condom in South Korea changed from medium to small several years ago.
That's essential need to know information. LMAO, except one problem. The Chosun Ilbo reference is wrong.

The conference is expected to focus more on enhancing quality and safety of condoms rather than size, since there already exists a global standard for large, medium and small condoms. At present, condoms 49 mm in width and a minimum of 170 mm in length are small, 53 mm by 170 mm medium, and 57mm by 205 mm large. Large ones are generally being sold in the U.S. and Europe. In Korea, the most popular size changed to medium from small about five years ago.
See getting size right matters, as does getting your reporting factually correct. Stars and Stripes failed badly, and that is why I make them today's Knucklehead of the Day.

Hat tip- ROK Drop. Thanks GI for the Korean vocabulary lesson. I now know what a Gochu is.

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