18-Function Chinese Army Shovel Is The Only Tool You'll Ever Need
The Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308 is a foldable tool weighing under a kilo (about 2 pounds) that offers 18 useful functions such as “digging, sawing, chopping, cutting, picking, prying, hammering and measuring”. You can also use it as a shovel, but that's exactly what the Chinese military would EXPECT you to do, MWA HA HA!!
Speaking of which, just the thought of the 2.25 million member PLA equipped with these 18-function shovels... well, YOU do the math, I'll be too busy running for the hills. Check out this nearly 10-minute-long video of Chinese Army Men doing everything from conquering nature to slicing ham with their handy-dandy WJQ-308 shovels:
The Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308 is made by Beijing Jinqiu Guoshi E&T Co., Ltd., who claim that “268 process procedures and 48 inspections, make a perfect quality.” They also stress that the combination of more functions and less weight in a single, multi-purpose tool will “save your strength and time which reflects humanity.” Indeed.
Last and certainly not least, the Chinese Military Shovel WJQ-308 is accompanied by "a portable bag, which makes it portable to carry". Their words, not ours, but we're not picking a grammar fight with 2.25 million soldiers packing 18-function shovels. (via Gigazine and WJQ-308.com)
*** UPDATED! Originally published on December 21st, 2010