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    since i could not find a thread for this (yes, i did search):

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    HOUSTON (Reuters) – Teen-age boys, are you tired of embarrassing questions about when you last changed underwear? Japan's space scientists may have just the answer -- a line of odour-free underwear and casual clothing.

    Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese astronaut to live on the International Space Station, is testing the clothes, called J-ware and created by textile experts at Japan Women's University in Tokyo.

    "He can wear his trunks (underwear) more than a week," said Koji Yanagawa, an official with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency.

    Wakata's clothes, developed by researcher Yoshiko Taya, are designed to kill bacteria, absorb water, insulate the body and dry quickly. They also are flame-resistant and anti-static, not to mention comfortable and stylish.

    Japanese astronaut Takao Doi gave the clothes a trial run during a shuttle mission last year. Even after a vigorous workout, Doi's clothes stayed dry.

    "The other astronauts become very sweaty, but he doesn't have any sweat. He didn't need to hang his clothes to dry," Yanagawa said.

    J-ware should reduce the amount of clothing that needs to be sent to the space station, which has no laundry facilities. Toting cargo into orbit is expensive, so having clothes that stay fresh for weeks at a time should result in significant savings.

    The Japanese space agency plans to make the clothes available to NASA and its other space station partners once development is complete. A commercial line also is in the offing.

    Taya also is working with clothing manufacturers Toray Industries and Goldwin. on clothes that have a microscopically thin chemical layer in the materials.

    Wakata, who arrived at the station last week for a three-month stay, said on Sunday that the clothes appear to be working.

    "Nobody has complained, so I think it's so far, so good," Wakata said.
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    sounds like something the Shamwow guy will be doing a commercial for....just imagine the things he'll do to demonstrate the absorbency of these things!

    i'm constantly changing my clothes and I'm very very clean so it's not out of physical necessity, more out of a psychological one. I simply can't see going a week without changing my undies...no matter how space age they are.

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    They also are flame-resistant and anti-static, not to mention comfortable and stylish.
    I have needed this for a very long time in my underwear. It's 2009. Finally!!
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    Or these guys could just change underwear on a regular basis.
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    Ya mean they don't go "commando" in space?!?

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    Do you change your underwear because they stink or do you change your underwear because it's completely fucking disgusting not to? My underwear could smell like fucking daisies and I'm still changing them daily.
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    Koichi Wakata, the first Japanese astronaut to live on the International Space Station, is testing the clothes

    SOOOOO...What or Who exactly administers the final test? After 5 days, is there some kind of computer analysis?.... Or is it done with the good old human nose?
    Dose Koichi Wakata sniff the shorts?....another astronaut perhaps?.... Designated Shit stain expert?

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    Let me test drive a pair.....I guarantee, after 5 days? I"LL get them to stink!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    Do you change your underwear because they stink or do you change your underwear because it's completely fucking disgusting not to? My underwear could smell like fucking daisies and I'm still changing them daily.


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    I've been saying it to my wife for the last two years:

    We have stain resistent clothing, wrinkle resistent clothing, but why not smell resistent? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to rip a SBD in the close proximity of others without having to do the test-run fart to find out if anyone will notice?

    I know my wife would appreciate it.
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    Are these reversable? 5 days right side out, 5 days inside out....



    Now, to the real burning question...when will one of the space agencies admit there has been sex in space? I mean, come on, women have been going up in space for quite a while now; bet the Russians did it first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I've been saying it to my wife for the last two years:

    We have stain resistent clothing, wrinkle resistent clothing, but why not smell resistent? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to rip a SBD in the close proximity of others without having to do the test-run fart to find out if anyone will notice?

    I know my wife would appreciate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    Are these reversable? 5 days right side out, 5 days inside out....



    Now, to the real burning question...when will one of the space agencies admit there has been sex in space? I mean, come on, women have been going up in space for quite a while now; bet the Russians did it first.
    God forbid astronauts have anything resembling fun. They're up there on tax payer money to work, not to have sex. Next thing you tell is that presidents have had sex while in the office, even worse that they've had it in rooms other than the bedroom. Shameful! Shameful I tell you! These people are elected to lead the country not have hanky panky on the tax payers' time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    God forbid astronauts have anything resembling fun. They're up there on tax payer money to work, not to have sex. Next thing you tell is that presidents have had sex while in the office, even worse that they've had it in rooms other than the bedroom. Shameful! Shameful I tell you! These people are elected to lead the country not have hanky panky on the tax payers' time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    God forbid astronauts have anything resembling fun. They're up there on tax payer money to work, not to have sex. Next thing you tell is that presidents have had sex while in the office, even worse that they've had it in rooms other than the bedroom. Shameful! Shameful I tell you! These people are elected to lead the country not have hanky panky on the tax payers' time!
    I'm pretty sure this gal at least tried to get it on up there. Hopefully, she looked like the pic on the left at the time.
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