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Lucknow, India

PEOPLE -strange but true

Only 20 per cent of condoms made in India are used for sexual activity with the remainder used to waterproof roads and roofs, according to a report. In urban areas, condoms are purchased in bulk by civil engineering contractors and mixed with concrete and tar to make roads.The latex in the condoms helps make the roads smooth and resistant to cracks.Builders spread condoms beneath the cement plaster on roofs and as heat penetrates they expand to form a waterproof layer.