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SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 26: (CHINA OUT) Chinese people view condoms at a condom exhibition on April 26, 2005 in Shanghai, China. China has launched campaigns to popularize the use of condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The government has ordered departments of health at all levels to take the responsibility for public education on AIDS and the use of the condoms. According the Ministry of Health, China has an estimated 840,000 HIV carriers and about 80,000 AIDS patients. Experts said the actual figure could be much higher than that because it is hard to register all these people. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Those condoms they give Olympic athletes have never come in handier than they did for Australian kayaker JESSICA FOX.  The nose of Jess’s kayak got damaged, and she had to repair it with something called a carbon finish.  Fox and her team slapped a carbon finish on the front of the kayak. Needing something to hold the mixture in place, they used a condom to wrap the nose.