Rejoice and be glad: the latest in underwear technology enables you to let fly your wettest, most odorous farts without so much as a knowing sniff from the person seated next to you.

Shreddies, a company based in the United Kingdom, has developed “a line of fart-eliminating underwear” by the same name. They offer different styles for both men and women, not to mention pajama pants as well (Do you, like Donna from Obvious Child, “turn [your] bed into a fart pod”? Not anymore!) And yes, my friends in flatulence, they do ship across the globe.

You can read in detail about how “flatulence filtering” works, but the key component is a “‘Zorflex’ activated carbon back panel that absorbs all flatulence odours.” For the more visually-inclined, here is a diagram:

And should you like to armor yourself further against any gaseous events, you can also treat yourself to a pair of flatulence jeans. But take heed: you’ll pay dearly for your tranquility. One pair costs roughly $155.


At any rate, the good people behind Shreddies are guiding us into a new, fart-filled yet fragrant frontier. Soon we may break bread in harmony like the characters of Blazing Saddles, swapping tales and nonchalantly ripping farts.

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