Nuttshelz Bulletproof Jockstraps
Just when you think you’ve heard it all when it comes to undergear, something new comes along that proves you wrong. Such is the case with Nuttshelz. Nuttshelz is a brand of athletic cup designed and invented in the U.S. by Jeremiah Raber, and is designed to protect a man’s jewels from just about anything.
As the company’s website states, “a roundhouse kick to the nuts can actually shatter some plastic cups,” but “this cup won’t crack if you shoot it with a pistol.” Constructed of Kevlar and ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene, Nuttshelz cups offers its customers two levels of cup protection. “Level I” is designed with professional sports players in mind, while “Level II” is fit for law enforcement and even the military. So, whether it’s a fast ball or even bullets, Nuttshelz has a guy’s private parts covered.
And to say that Raber stands behind his invention would be an understatement. To prove that Nuttshelz are, in fact, bulletproof, Raber has gone the extra mile, allowing himself to be shot in the nuts while wearing one of the cups. Talk about commitment to one’s product! You can see a short video clip here of the shooting, demonstrating the strength of Nuttshelz.
Currently, Raber is trying to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter to fund a similar cup design for boys. You can view the Kickstarter campaign here.
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One of these things is not like the other
What does grocery store hummus have in common with reasonably-priced, bland men’s underwear? Nothing, you say? That’s not the opinion of Hanesbrand, Inc.
The underwear giant – ubiquitous in US department stores like Sears – has sent a letter to Canadian, mom-n-pop hummus maker, Hanes Hummus, demanding that the hummus maker cease production and destroy all of its products. According to Hanesbrand, Inc., use of the name Hanes constitutes a trademark violation.
“I was shocked,” said Hanes Hummus owner, Johannes Petros. “Our logos don’t look the same, the spelling and font are different.”
Petros’ lawyer fired back a lengthy response detailing how and why the underwear giant was mistaken. “I was not aware that HBI was in the business of manufacturing and selling hummus,” he wrote, among other things.
As the caption on the above photo implies, the two products are patently different. Nevertheless, Hanesbrand, Inc. is taking the case seriously enough that it threatened to sue Hanes Hummus if the hummus maker does not comply with Hanesbrand’s demands. Stay tuned for further developments.
In the meantime, you can read more about this case at the Related Links below.
Catching Fire, the sequel to Suzanne Collin’s book, Hunger Games was released in US theaters on November 22, 2013. Now, its leading male star, Alan Ritchson, discusses his former work as an underwear model in an article with E!
Worth reading? You might want to at least check out the delicious photo Ritchson shares.
This article was updated on January 14, 2014
Flash Underwear Mob Participants Stripping in Time Square
A flash mob is a mass public gathering, unanticipated by anyone other than the participants, who communicate and organize the gathering beforehand via electronic means such as texts, social networks like Twitter, etc.
So, what if the flash mob took place in Times Square? Sounds interesting, right?
What if the flash mob in Times Square was made up of cute guys stripping down to their underwear to show off a new underwear line? Positively delicious.
Check out the YouTube video here. You can read more about the happening at BuzzFeed.
On November 12, at their annual meeting, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops voted 226-5 in favor of a pastoral statement that, among other things, condemns pornography.
According to the Catholic News Service, “Developing such a statement falls in line with an objective…to address pornography and its dangerous effects on family life.” You can read more about the bishops’ statement here.
Not surprisingly, one of the central arguments made in the bishops’ statement is the alleged detrimental effect Internet pornography is having on children. While it is true that pornographic content is more readily available than ever, statistics do not seem to support the bishops’ argument.
In fact, one commentator, who has written about sexuality for many years, studied the rate of teen sex, pregnancy and sexual assault – both before and after the advent of the Internet – and discovered that, in fact, teen pregnancies have decreased sharply, more teens are practicing safe sex, and sexual assaults have declined. His article suggests that ready availability of pornography is not the hobgoblin the Catholic bishops would have us believe.
Dozens of countries criminalize homosexuality
According to the European Court of Justice, as reported by Time World Online, gay persons who face imprisonment for being gay in their home countries may have grounds to seek asylum in the European Union. Citing sexual orientation as a “characteristic fundamental to a person’s identity,” the EU Court held that laws imprisoning homosexuals may constitute “an act of persecution per se.”
It is unclear what effect, if any, this ruling will have on countries with laws criminalizing homosexuality. However, it is being hailed by gay rights groups and others as a major step forward for the EU.
Currently, dozens of countries – mostly in the Middle East and Africa – have such laws on the books or are considering them. Below is a world map, courtesy of Erasing 76 Crimes Blog, with dark shaded countries representing those with anti-homosexuality laws:
World Map Showing Countries With Anti-Gay Laws