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Troops to wear blast-proof underpants

Posted on Tuesday, 29 June, 2010 | Comment icon 9 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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British troops in Afghanistan may soon be issued with blast-proof underpants to prevent unfortunate injuries.

"They are certain to prompt sniggers back at barracks, but their purpose is deadly serious."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Siara on 27 June, 2010, 14:54
Remember that would-be suicide bomber who carried a bomb inside his undies while on a plane? I wonder if the blast would be contained internally in a case like that...
Comment icon #2 Posted by Darkwind on 29 June, 2010, 14:48
I hope my government will give them to our boys, too.
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 29 June, 2010, 15:15
I would be the first in line to wear those. I rather do everything to keep my, uhh, twig and berries intact.
Comment icon #4 Posted by DieChecker on 29 June, 2010, 15:28
Those IEDs are real Nut Busters.
Comment icon #5 Posted by BiffSplitkins on 29 June, 2010, 15:50
I can't imagine the fetishes that will become a result of these underpants.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Eldorado on 30 June, 2010, 9:02
Think I'd ask for nappies (diapers) if I was sent to Afghanistan. lol
Comment icon #7 Posted by The Unseen on 9 July, 2010, 7:23
I want 7 pairs,Ya know one for each day of the week,Dont need skid marks.LOL
Comment icon #8 Posted by KingTomis on 10 July, 2010, 2:22
No one will wear them. I dont know a single person that wears regular underwear/boxers in Afghanistan let alone trying to get someone to wear armor around their crotch. Perhaps when it's colder out, but not in the summer.
Comment icon #9 Posted by -Cult of the wolves- on 15 July, 2010, 12:37
I've thought of an idea for a portable refrigeration device that would be solar powered and use a non toxic liquid that would circulate around a soldiers clothing through plasic tubes, think about that plus blast proof boxers. Comfortable and such. I doubt my idea would work though.


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