That’s a wrap! China manufactures the world’s thinnest condoms, and Japan will pay up (… 1 yuan) for claiming otherwise.
After Guangzhou condom manufacturer Daming Lianhe broke in December 2013 the commendable Guinness World Record for thinnest condoms, it was appalled and outraged to discover that its predecessor, Japanese firm Okamoto, was still advertising its own products as the “thinnest record holder.”
Daming Lianhe thus sued the hell out of Okamoto and, as ruled by a Yuexiu district court in Guangdong, will be compensated with all of 1 yuan for damages, reports SCMP. More substantially, Okamoto are now banned from using the bragging rights it acquired in March 2012.
For reporting’s sake, the Okamoto condoms have an average thickness of 0.038mm; Daming slayed them by 2mm, with an average thickness of 0.036mm.
It’s unclear if Okamoto will be contesting the verdict, since “second thinnest record holder” doesn’t have the same ring to it.
It’s also unclear how much of a difference 2mm makes in “customer satisfaction,” but one is loath to argue with China’s pride in producing as many weird and wonderful world records as humanly possible.
By Pinky Latt