This time around, the cleverness of Japanese inventors has brought to us the miracle that we’ve all been waiting for - the ability to pass gas in public without anyone knowing. Whether in the car on a long trip or tightly packed into some form of public transportation, these new gas-proof underwear are said to be effective enough to get the job done on even the most pungent of smells.
Of course, this is more than just a nose-saving invention, but also works well as a face-saving one. No respectable businessman (or woman) wants to be called out when they gas-bomb the board meeting. With this innovation, created by a company called Inodore, you’re guaranteed a 99 percent odor removal. How exactly they determined that one percent was actually getting through, I have no idea.
The company scientists say that the main problem with perfecting this invention was being able to balance the odor removal ability with actual comfort. Sure, you can make a gas-mask for your butt, but if you can’t even sit down while wearing it then it doesn’t really do any good. Once that was out of the way, they test-drove their product in where else but a nursing home. Not only were they able to remove the constant stench of farting, but the underwear apparently also worked to remove that annoying “old age” smell.
The truth of the matter, however, is that the Japanese didn’t really invent these. Similar products have been selling in American way before now. What they did was what they always seem to do with American rubbish - they improved on it and actually made it a viable product. Their next step is to branch out and provide odor removal coverage for the entire body.
And it appears that they’re doing something right, because the gas-blasting underpants are in high demand and Japanese people love them. I guess when you shove that many people into a city, fart-proof underwear could be considered on par with a life saving device.