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August 9, 2006

CBP asks: bolt or screw?

Filed under: Humor — by Christian Beckner on August 9, 2006

Wonkette links today to a set of pictures on Flickr showing the covers of obscure, humorously-titled government publications. This recent tome from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) makes the cut:

Distinguishing Bolts from Screws

It’s part of a collection of Informed Compliance Publications for the trade community, with additional titles on gaskets, ribbons & trimmings, mittens & gloves, and mushrooms.

And in case you’re wondering, a screw has a thread form that prohibits assembly with a nut, whereas a bolt must be assembled with a nut. And of course, there are also the nine supplementary criteria, including shank straightness and thread concentricity….

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