Here's a nukes anecdote that will not freak you out. My friend Roy was part of the team that built nukes in France--the ones designed to blow towards Germany, I assume. He used to tell how he would assemble teams that played to the strengths of varying nationalities. "And the Swiss provided the glue," he said.
I assumed he meant management skill, organizational knowhow, team spirit.
"No, no man, the glue. The Swiss make great glue."
Afterthought: You hold together a nuclear power plant with glue?