Bernd 12/01/2017 (Fri) 06:17:31 No.12235 del
Are you sure it was pasta?
We have that urban legend about cigarette factories and canneries. The cig's diameter is 7.62 mm, the slim's is 5.56. The smaller can is grenade size, the larger one is 120mm.
Nevertheless it is true or not these urban legend reflects an age when factories were planned for easy change to wartime production.
We also had another aspect in the mix to have a great joge. The socialist regime in it's last two decades closed it's eyes - almost supported - when people "communized" stuff from their workplaces. So a saying emerged: "No matter what I stole from the factory when I assemble it at home, it's a T-34."