Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

How Condoms Are Made

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Well, now this is an interesting video: how condoms are made. The manufacturing process is actually quite interesting, and my favorite part was stress-testing the condoms. I wonder what the people who work in that factory say when asked at a dinner party what they do for a living?


  1. #1 david
    March 24, 2010

    “Why, I stress-test condoms, of course!”

    And that’s all one should say.

  2. #2 dhogaza
    March 24, 2010

    Once upon a time, when I was involved with the standards certification process for a certain programming language, I became friends with the representative from the British Standards Institute.

    His first job with BSI had been … yep! … to certify testing procedures at condom factories to make sure they were compatible with British condom standards.

  3. #3 "GrrlScientist"
    March 25, 2010

    dhogaza: did you ever get to see his resume to see how he described that job?

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