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An American in China

China Fact- Twinkies Have Longer Shelf Life Than a Typical Chinese Building!

Posted by w_thames_the_d on August 23, 2010


Well, that is probably not true, although at times it may be, but not often. The reason for this blog post is to bring to light the problems of Chinese buildings, products and construction. A recent study showed that the typical life of a building in China is about 15 to 30 years, and the urban myth of the life of a twinkie was about 25 years, thus I made some assumptions and came up with the title for this post. The mythical life of the Twinkie, however, is untrue, as this page shows,. it states that the exposed life of a Twinkie is about 25 days, which is at least a few months longer than the life of a newly constructed Chinese building.
Still in all, if I had to bet or choose between the two, I’d eat the twinkie and take a pass on a building constructed in China.

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