Civility breakthrough – underwear that filters your farts

Most of us break wind from time to time; it’s a natural function of a healthy body. It’s just a shame that farts generally smell bad enough that people will keep their distance if they suspect you’ve dropped one. The answer to this problem may lie in the material used in your underwear, with a technology used in chemical warfare suits providing the solution.

This is according to Shreddies (no relation to the cereal), a British underwear manufacturer which now does a “flatulence-filtering” range of underpants for men and women. Aimed at anyone suffering from excessive flatulence, but particularly at people with digestive disorders such as IBS and Crohn’s disease, this new line of Shreddies could stop you gassing everyone in close proximity.

The Shreddies filter out farts thanks to an activated carbon back panel made from Zorflex. This material is highly porous, so (the company claims) the odor vapors from the farts become trapped and neutralized before they reach the olfactory glands of any innocent bystanders in close proximity to the offending flatulence…

RTFA for suggested retail pricing. I’m not certain if they can be returned after self-testing or not. :)

About eideard

Lifetime political activist. Cranky old Geek. Green. Progressive.
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3 Responses to Civility breakthrough – underwear that filters your farts

  1. karmami says:

    What a wonderful idea for Christmas stocking presents…lol

  2. inavukic says:

    Great excuse for carbon tax :D

  3. Let’s put it over O’Reiily’s head and see if it still filters ass.

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