If your concerns about your underwear have nothing to do with blocking beta or gamma radiation, then perhaps you are concerned about blocking a different kind of pollutant – one produced by human flatulence. If so, you are in luck. UK underwear manufacturer, Shreddies, Ltd., is producing a line of underwear that uses state of the art technology to block out fart stink.
According to a write-up in Gizmodo, the company claims to have produced an undergarment for both men and women capable of blocking out a stink that is 200x the potency of the average fart. Average fart? Did you know there was such a thing as the ‘average fart?’ How do you suppose they figured out the stink produced by an average fart?
The underwear works by using a substance called Zorflex. Zorflex is a thin and flexible carbon cloth, used primarily in chemical warfare suits, which absorbs large volumes of organic molecules from various gases. According to an article in The Latin Times, the material is reactivated simply by washing the garment.
Shreddies are available for men in boxer briefs and support briefs for men, starting at approximately $40. Men’s boxer briefs are shown below:
According to the company’s spokesperson, Ianthe Betts-Clarke, US consumers make up a majority of Shreddies’ purchases. “Americans are making up a majority of our sales…” Betts-Clarke told Huffington Post. Apparently, we fart more here than they do in the UK, or ours are just stinkier. Maybe both.
- Let Her Rip: Shreddies Underwear Will Filter Out Your Farts (ohgizmo.com)
- British Underwear Brand ‘Shreddies’ Create Fart Filtering Pants (americanlivewire.com)
- Fart Filtering Underwear Said To Neutralize Stink Of Passing Gas (huffingtonpost.com)