Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Story of the Week: Condommobile in Mexico

Lost Condommovil in Mexico City (source: la Jornada)

The developing world is never without its share of laughs. Via Boing Boing, I came across this story about a stolen Condommobile. Apparently, the four-wheeled safe sex machine disappeared in Mexico City along with its cargo of 5,000 condoms, 800 HIV tests, and a 22-foot inflatable rubber. From the Associated Press:
The co-ordinator of an HIV/AIDS awareness tour, Paolo Gomez, said on Wednesday that the "Condomovil" was parked in front of a friend's house in Mexico City when it disappeared on Sunday evening... The truck should be easy to spot. It features painted images of a peeled banana, the exposed part shaped like a condom, and a shirtless man saying: "I protect myself. Do you?"
Stolen: condom mobile (via Fortean Times)

After sending out an alert, authorities found the "condommovil" in a parking lot with the following missing: all the condoms, PA, stereo, camera, iPod, information stand, and the motor to inflate the giant condom. They found Queen's drag, HIV detection kits, and the 7 mt. condom.

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