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Shreddies underwear, available for both men and women, filters flatulence
Shreddies underwear, available for both men and women, filters flatulence
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Shreddies underwear, available for both men and women, filters flatulence
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Shreddies underwear, available for both men and women, filters flatulence
The Shreddies underwear filters farts using activated carbon and Zorflex
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The Shreddies underwear filters farts using activated carbon and Zorflex
Shreddies' flatulence filtering underwear is available for men in a range of styles
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Shreddies' flatulence filtering underwear is available for men in a range of styles
The Shreddies underwear filters farts using activated carbon and Zorflex
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The Shreddies underwear filters farts using activated carbon and Zorflex
Shreddies' flatulence-filtering underwear is available for women in a range of styles
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Shreddies' flatulence-filtering underwear is available for women in a range of styles

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.

We've already seen a similar product named 4SKINS, while the same technology can be found in the Better Marriage Blanket. Still, you can never have too much protection against the menace of smelly emissions.

Both the men's and women's Shreddies come in a range of different styles and start at US$40 and $30 respectively ... which is surely a small price to pay for the pleasure of farting without fear.

Source: Shreddies via New York Daily News

16 comments
Anne Ominous
Using principles of chemical warfare, to fight chemical warfare. Makes sense to me. :o)
Τριαντάφυλλος Καραγιάννης
ah, they need to omit white-colored underwear from their range, if they want to promote "farting without fear" :)
Tony Paterson
No more S-B-D's a truly great Idea
nutcase
Frankly, I don't care if I fill the room with the aroma of fresh steaming excrement, as long as no one knows it was me. I would buy a pair of pants fitted with a silencer....8^]
David Clarke
It should be called "Far-To-Go". Brown would be a colour to add to the range. For long distance travellers, they could be called "InContinental". A much cheaper alternative would be nose plugs. Simple but effective! Or maybe butt-plugs. Nurse, bring me my medication!
bergamot69
Wonderful- as an IBS sufferer (especially if the entertainment of the night before has included drinking our wonderful British real ales, especially with a tumbler or two of decent Scotch to round it all off), this might make it possible to venture into the company of others. Frankly, even I am offended by my morning-after emissions.
Jitesh Naidoo
Does this come with built in silencers or shockwave resistors? You would not want to scare little old ladies, even though the thunder may not be followed by methane.
Mary Saunders
There is carbon in dried leaves, for those who might be tempted to DIY.
rseifer
But why in the world would one want to incorporate an impediment such as this?? The smell is included so that a good fart can be enjoyed by all, but especially by the hearing-impaired. Ralph L. Seifer, Long Beach, California.
Mel Tisdale
@ Mary Saunders Nice idea, but there will occasions where the 'phantom farter' will be revealed by their being the only person in the room with his (obviously not 'her') display of autumn colours, with face showing a glowing red. @ Τριαντάφυλλος Καραγιάννης Spot on (pun intended)!