The eyes aren’t the only characteristic that is rounder in the European.
Here we have a side-by-side comparison of the humblest of fruits from two industrial powerhouses: simple bearings made in China and Germany. Both are advertised, per the description, as “weapons-grade,” though apparently the German version costs a good 30 times as much.
Trial 1: the Chinese bearings. You see three separate spins with the thumb, each allowed to go till friction stops the spinning. Total for all three turns comes in at around six seconds.
Trial 2: the German bearings. One thumb-spin left to whirl, and whirl, and whirl. For a good 27 seconds.
Gee, about the same diff in the time the Chinese and the German takes to have sex…
only one of them making love the other is just screwing someone over.
This is a subject on which I am more than a little sensitive, when we rebuilt and refurnished the house after the fire in 2005, we spent a fortune on appliances, kitchen gear and everything else. And within a year about 20% failed or broke, within five years half was broke or falling apart. Much of what is in the kitchen today (ten years later) is new to replace the Chinese made junk that was the only choice we had at the local stores. But now I prowl online to find non-Chinese made goods. German made is preferable, when I can find it. American made is second choice (we’ve fallen far, very far I’m afraid).
I mean, for Christ’s sakes, four corkscrews in three years? Either the Chinese devices were made very poorly or I’m becoming super strong in my old age. Three coffee makers, two toasters, one mixer and all of the first set of knives, forks and spoons. SPOONS???
I’d rather not spend thirty times as much, but usually I don’t need a weapons grade spoon. I will spend twice as much and if I can’t find a non-chinese alternative then I do without.