Swiss army hammer.
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This a neat little hammer/pliers/saw/knife/file/bottleopener/screwdriver that I got on a trip to China. I was giving a series of talks about my software Mathematica and after explaining the English saying "If all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail", I pulled out this device and said, "If all you have one tool, make sure it's a tool like this, and if you only have one program, make sure it's a program like Mathematica". Or words to that effect.
Note the "USA" stamped without irony on the side of the tool. What do you think are the chances that this thing was manufactured in the US and shipped to China for sale in a street market?
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 28 February, 2009
Text Updated: 1 March, 2009