"Things NOT to recycle
If the 21st century is truly destined to be 'The Chinese Century' as so many trend experts predict, we're in for a fairly disgusting and unhygienic hundred years. This little item should give you an idea of why.
Apparently, the future masters of planet Earth are recycling used condoms, and re- purposing them as cheap hair bands. Yes, you read that right: the Chinese are re-using CONDOMS as fashion items.
If you want to take a moment to go to the restroom and vomit, I'll wait.
This report comes from the Chinese state-run media, and should come as no surprise to anyone who's been following the recent spate of dangerous Chinese imports like lead- paint toys and toxic toothpaste that have found their way into American households. These hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons throughout southern China.
The fact that they sell for three cents for a bag of 10 probably accounts for their popularity. So they're saving some money – but at what cost? The condoms may still contain bacteria and viruses in spite of the fact that they've been recycled.
Excuse me. My turn to run to the bathroom.
Reporting all the gory details,
William Campbell Douglass II, M.D."