First off, we love that there's a show called "Pingsider" that takes you deep inside the world of ping pong. Secondly, ping pong balls are one of those items that sound deceptively easy to make. But this look inside a factory in China, where table tennis is practically the national sport, shows you just how seriously they take their production:
I think the rigorous testing and inspection procedures, conducted in both hi- and low-tech fashion, were the most surprising. Oh, and how much of a bummer was it that they won't show us the crucial, proprietary step of cleaning up the equator? Do any of you production method gurus know how they trim it up?