'Metal' Underwear Blocks Airport Scanners
Protect your privacy with powdered-metal 'fig leaves'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2010 2:05 AM CST
Underwear by Rocky Flats Gear uses a powdered metal that blocks scanning rays, says inventor Jeff Buske.   (AP Photo/Rocky Flats Gear)

(Newser) – Fed up with the indignity of passing through an airport scanner? Colorado inventor Jeff Buske claims he has the answer: scan-proof underwear. His strategically placed fig-leaf designs on his men's and women's briefs are made of a powdered metal that blocks the scan's rays, he explains. The thin, removable inserts conform to the body's contours, making it difficult to hide anything beneath—and the components don't set off metal detectors, AP reports. It's not yet clear if the undies will fly with airport security.

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Nov 22, 2010 5:58 PM CST
"You can't dust for vomit."
Nov 22, 2010 12:37 PM CST
Just wrap your junk in aluminum foil. It may chafe a bit but it keeps it fresh too.
Nov 22, 2010 10:39 AM CST
Personally, I had considered clothing with a lead foil lining inside. And maybe thumb tacks sticking out at various strategic places.