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Man's Gag Gift to Wife Turns Him Into Underwear Model

Brendon Williams had no idea the private photos for his wife would make him famous

(Newser) - Fame isn't putting a dent in Brendon Williams' sense of humor. The boudoir poses that started off as a gag gift for his wife's birthday created such a response on social media that the British Columbia father with a lot of hair and a bit of a belly... More »

Bernie Sanders Gets His Own Underwear Line

We guess that's...flattering?

(Newser) - Employees of a Vermont company have launched a side business selling underwear featuring a black-and-white drawing of the face of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. NECN reports that the underwear, which features the message "Feel the Bern," is available for men and women and costs $15 plus shipping... More »

$2K Underwear Caper Hits Store Plagued by Bra Heists

Thieves plunder Victoria's Secret in Pennsylvania yet again

(Newser) - First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Police say the manager of the Victoria's Secret store reported the theft... More »

Charleston Cop Canned for Confederate Undies

Shannon Dildine allegedly posted a pic on Facebook wearing controversial boxers

(Newser) - Showing off your Confederate flag boxers in the privacy of your own home is probably best if you're a cop in North Charleston, SC, where tensions are high after the church shooting there last week that killed nine . Yet Sgt. Shannon Dildine allegedly suited up in his Southern-themed underwear,... More »

Lawmaker Blames Absence on Tight Underwear

'I find it difficult to sit for any length of time,' says Canada's Pat Martin

(Newser) - A member of Canada's parliament got caught with his pants down yesterday. As the House of Commons voted on a procedural motion, Pat Martin voted, then dashed out of the chamber unexpectedly before returning a short while later. When a Conservative Party MP suggested he should forfeit his vote—... More »

How Tightie Whities Kill Sperm Counts

Laptops, cycling, saunas can also affect sperm for the same reason

(Newser) - Worried about how modern life affects human sperm, both in quantity and quality? You're not alone: Ideas have been circulating that things like underwear, laptops, cycling, and weight kill off or weaken sperm. So Five Thirty-Eight starts off by tackling the tight-underwear issue: A 2012 study looked at five... More »

Cops: We Busted Crook. Her Name Is 'Crook'

Josephine Crook charged with stealing ladies' undies from Kohl's

(Newser) - Much like a guy named "John Pirate" probably shouldn't try to make a living terrorizing the high seas, someone with the surname "Crook" raises eyebrows when they turn to a life of crime. California cops say they arrested one Josephine Crook on Friday on suspicion of commercial... More »

Mormons Explain Their Sacred Undergarments

An LDS Church video makes plain: They are not 'magic underwear'

(Newser) - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wants to clear something up: The "temple garment" that devout adult Mormons wear is not "magic underwear." As a rep for the LDS Church puts it, "Because there is little or no accurate information on this subject on... More »

Survey: Men Hang Onto Their Underwear for 7 Years

(If the Brits are anything to go by)

(Newser) - Some less-than-appealing news from Britain: There's a decent chance the guy sitting next to you is wearing 7-year-old underwear. That's the average length of time men hang on to their undies before buying new ones, a UK survey finds, as noted by the Huffington Post . "I know... More »

India Students Invent Anti-Rape Lingerie

It's electrified, will shock assailants and notify authorities

(Newser) - Now this is an ingenious invention: Indian engineering students have come up with anti-rape lingerie. It's not only electrified and can shock a person as many as 82 times; it is also equipped with communications software so it can alert authorities, and GPS so authorities can locate the victim,... More »

Jon Hamm Gets Awkward Warning Over Tight Pants

Please wear underwear, 'Mad Men' producers beg

(Newser) - Producers had to have an awkward, but possibly flattering, conversation with Jon Hamm on the set of Mad Men, an AMC insider tells the New York Daily News . "This season takes place in the 1960s, where the pants are very tight and leave little to the imagination," the... More »

Smugglers Busted With Primates in Their Skivvies

Lorises headed to Dubai from Bangkok

(Newser) - Is that a slender loris in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? In this case, it was the former: Three United Arab Emirates men headed to Dubai from Bangkok were caught with small primates in their underwear. Two were carrying mammals called slender lorises, Sri Lanka... More »

Sheriff-Imposed Pink Undies Blamed for Man's Death

Mentally ill man stripped by deputies feared underwear was rape prelude

(Newser) - Forcing inmates to wear pink underwear was one of the moves that led Joe Arpaio to call himself "America's Toughest Sheriff"—but those undergarments may be his downfall. A federal court has ordered a new trial in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a... More »

Special Skier's Underwear Banned at World Cup

It apparently gives athletes an unfair advantage

(Newser) - The newest suspicions of cheating in sports come not from the use of performance enhancing drugs but from the wearing of special underwear. Professional skiers who will compete in the upcoming World Cup in Switzerland were bluntly told by officials they cannot don a "full-bodied, plastic-neoprene hybrid sheath" worn... More »

Royal Knickers Sell for $15K

Anonymous buyer snaps up Queen Victoria's blooming bloomers

(Newser) - A capacious pair of silk bloomers worn by Queen Victoria in the 1860s sold for nearly $15,000 at an auction in Britain—more than three times the estimate. "People who collect royal memorabilia for the Victorian era see underwear as the crowning glory in their collection," a... More »

French Company Launches Lingerie Line for Little Girls

Even 4-year-olds are included

(Newser) - What 4-year-old doesn't need a frilly bra and panty set? A French fashion line of lingerie aimed at children and teenage girls is making awkward waves thanks to photos of young models in risquè outfits and seductive poses, reports Fashionista . Jours Après Lunes claims to be "the... More »

Sheriff Arpaio to Sell 'Vamos Jose' Boxers

Anti-immigration sheriff says they show he's not a racist

(Newser) - Sheriff Joe Arpaio is introducing a new Spanish version of his hit underwear, in what he says is a bid to “raise eyebrows as well as sales.” The anti-immigration crusader has for years produced pink boxers bearing the slogan, “Go Joe,” the Arizona Republic explains. Inmates... More »

Baggy Pants Ban Zips Though Florida Senate

Saggy pants bill passes state Senate

(Newser) - Florida State Sen. Gary Siplin's long quest to get the law behind baggy pants bans is nearing fruition. Siplin's bill to make it illegal for students on campuses to wear clothes exposing their underwear has passed the state Senate, and a similar bill is making its way through... More »

Up for Auction: Queen Elizabeth's Underwear

A steal at an estimate of $9K

(Newser) - You can buy some weird stuff at auctions, but this is arguably the weirdest: a pair of underwear that allegedly belonged to Queen Elizabeth II. "Baron" Joseph de Bicske Dobronyi, a Miami playboy, somehow came into possession of the decidedly unsexy panties more than 40 years ago after the... More »

Scottish Group: Please Wear Underwear Beneath Your Kilt

If you have any 'common sense and decency,' that is

(Newser) - The Scottish Tartans Authority is committed to upholding the country's traditions—but even so, it says the time has come for one particularly "unhygienic" tradition to die. "The idea that you are not a real Scot unless you are bare under your kilt should be thrown into the... More »

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