Rock the Same Pair of Undies For a Month Straight With J-Wear (Actually: Please Don't!)

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Japanese astronauts are testing out some water-absorbent, anti-bacterial, and supposedly odor-resistant underwear (among other clothing) which can be worn for a month straight. I'll be thankful that I'm not in the Gizmodo offices when the guys decide to try these.

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When he returns to earth, astronaut Koichi Wakata is handing his underwear (boxers or briefs, I wonder) over to scientists to study how well everything held up after being worn for a month straight.

The supposed reason behind this test is to make astronauts' lives easier since there isn't a way to wash clothing in space, but I have the distinct feeling that the technology will be abused in horrible, horrible ways.

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[Yahoo]

DISCUSSION

frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

Wow, imagine being the scientist who got stuck doing that job of testing the underwear after the astronaut came back. I bet it's the summer intern who got elected. I think they will soon find that even though these underwear were anti-bacterial, water-absorbent, and odor-resistant, they will never be skidmark resistant.