filtered underpants

My daily desk calendar described a rather humorous yet potentially useful invention. It’s called Under-Ease.

Here’s the explanation they provided.

Colorado inventor Buck Weimer has released underpants that contain a powerful charcoal filter to remove the unpleasant smell of intestinal gas. Weimer invented the garment for his wife, who suffers from a gastrointestinal disorder called Crohn’s disease. The undies, sold under the brand name Under-Ease, are made from airtight fabric and contain an exit hole fitted with a removable filter made of charcoal and Australian sheep’s wool. Price: $24.95 a pair. The filters need to be changed every two to three months, “depending on the amount and strength of the gas being released.” Does Under-Ease take care of the unpleasant sounds associated with intestinal gas? “No,” says Weimer, “this is not a muffler.”

I only found one mention of the invention online, so apparently people didn’t see the value in reducing the foul odor of a trouser trumpet.


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  1. It’s weird to hear of the noble beginnings of these underpants. I once saw them in a prank, gag, joke catalog… Johnson Smith Co. is what I believe it was called.

    Comment by Russ on May 14, 2005 @ 7:50 pm
  2. Dan — is “trouser trumpet” an original coining of a phrase, or something you picked up from somewhere else? I just wondered. See you soon!

    Comment by DavidH on May 17, 2005 @ 11:10 pm

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