1. Scientists Finally Get Around To Making Fart-Proof Underwear
Shreddies Ltd, a U.K.-based underwear company, has created a line of boxers and briefs made with Zorflex, a material used in anti-chemical warfare suits, to neutralize the smell of the wearer’s farts. The underwear can supposedly filter out 200 times the strength of the average man-made gas attack and is useful for people with disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's disease and a strong affinity for Taco Bell.
2. The German Chancellor Is Really Mad At Obama For Spying On Her Phone Conversations, Though He Probably Already Knew That
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Barack Obama yesterday to express her unhappiness upon hearing the news — reported by Der Spiegel, via information leaked by Edward Snowden — that the NSA has been monitoring her cell phone calls. She told him that “such practices must be stopped immediately.” According to a spokesperson, Obama assured Merkel “that the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor.” Or, to put it another way, he lied.
The NSA wouldn't have to tap Angela Merkel's phone if she would just give up her apple strudel recipe already.— Kristine Kimmel (@KristineAKimmel) October 23, 2013