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Odor-eliminating underpants a hot seller

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An ideal Xmas gift for my colleague who often drops paint strippers after a night on the beer/shochu/sake and then a bowl of ramen. Very practical - well done.

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How much are they. Oh, and what the heck is a parp? Could not find in the dictionary.

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Oh, and what the heck is a parp?

From Urban Dictionary: Parp. British slang, to break wind.

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Once again - --------------leave it to the Japanese . . . . . . .with a growing aging popultatio nthat will need care . . . .this is another innovation that was waiting to be developed !........

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Interesting! I am definitely getting the socks! For both the hubby and kid.

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How much are they

Read the end of the article and the line that reads; " Available online here." and click on the red here!

They run close to 3,000 yen.

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Hot seller is obviously an over exaggeration to get a news story. No normal Japanese person has ever heard of odor Eliminating underwear .

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Apple and Samsung, step back! Japan is gonna compete with these odor-eliminating undies! LOL

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What is the big deal of passing gas?? If you are still alive, you eat and drink, wow your body will make you FART! This is very, very natural and if you need to do your thing, stick your butt out a window, go to the nearest bathroom and let it rip! My pet peeve is when pigs do fart and say they do it in closed small areas, like elevators, crowded trains etc..

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Sorry, but I will just stick with my panties and control the fluffing.

If people cannot control farting, then they got some serious health or nutritional issues.

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Seiren developed the technology after being contacted by a doctor who wanted something to disguise the regular parps emitted by people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

If for absolutely nothing else, I've learned a new word from this article-

How I've managed without ever hearing "parps" before, remains a mystery...

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Never! What's the point of ripping a classic fart if you can't share it with those around you!

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Same here, Pamelot. Wonder if I can use "parp" in Scrabble.

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And I was just about to write to the management at the Mitsukoshi dept. store to request they issue gas masks to customers before they board the escalator...

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I can see lots of fun testing this - you know, head out for a curry and some beers and then next morning we'll see if this works or not!

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I remember these about a decade ago. They looked more like adult diapers than underpants. Hopefully, technology has advanced.

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Odor-eliminating underpants? minor issue. what we need is SOUND-eliminating underpants!! FTW.

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I feel I am eminently qualified to test these underpants to the limit.I wonder if they still require staff to conduct stress testing on these or future products.I smell a job opportunity here!

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how the heck can a pair of underwear remove the smell of flatulence? is their a small hoover in there?

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I'll be getting some for the wife and the dog as they both suffer from FOUL-BOWEL-SYNDROME! Hope they work!

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There are so many British words for a fart: parp, rasp, guff, blow, creak, crank, queef etc.

Er... queef is a little different.

I always liked arseburp.

Are these pants double-gusseted in case of "follow-through"?

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You know what I like? Guys dropping their guts in a packed morning train. So considerate!

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Without a doubt the BEST place to "vent" your emotions is in a crowded elevator heading down at the end of the workday! Captive audiences are priceless!

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megosaaNov. 13, 2012 - 10:09AM JST

Odor-eliminating underpants? minor issue. what we need is SOUND-eliminating underpants!! FTW.

Yes we need a silencer with each pants.. Ha ha ha haaaaa. Phooooooor

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Lets hope JR makes them mandatory for peak hour trains , and while they are at, they should make brushing your teeth and wearing deodorant mandatory too.

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See huge potential here.

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proving a hit in Japan

How can they be a hit if practically no one knows about them?

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I hope they invent odor eliminating shirts. Train - Coming home after work - crowded - nauseating BO. Couple of times a month in the hot months.

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Certainly front page news.

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I wonder how well it works on the lumpy ones...

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It's about time someone creates a good thing for the smelly Japanese people that are all around the place. While they are at it, they should also make a pair for the women too. In Tokyo, I have come across a few females that smell worst then the guys.

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Now nobody can identify the perp that parped or pooped.

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Patrick Smash:

There are so many British words for a fart

Another proof for the quality of the British kitchen.

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Gentleman in elevator assumes a stance, clears his throat, issues forth loudly. Straightens back, brushes lint off shoulders and begins to whistle. Other passenger "Sir! It is most impolite to pass wind in a crowded and enclosed space such as this. I am offended!". Gentleman "Good sir..do I offend your nose?". Passenger "Umm..no". Gentleman "Then I have done nothing wrong..acknowledge my voodoo with a nod and be gone".

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Sweet

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Having gas, frequently farting and bad smell indicates a very bad diet. With a healthy well balance diet there should be very little gas, not much farting and sweet smells which go unnoticed by others around. The right diet also decreases the bad smell of body odour and sweat.

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Awesome! The only thing left for the company to do now is make a mask that will neutralize bad breath.

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Wow, I guess all things were covered in the comments. Must be a five star interesting article.

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@zichi...rubbish. I eat fruit for breakfast, a light but balanced lunch including wholegrain bread, a salad without dressing and maybe a banana and for dinner another salad, grilled fish or meat and vegetables, and I exercise 2 hours a day too if that makes any difference. All said and done, not a bad diet...but the wind!! I fart constantly, never mind "frequently"..and it absolutely stinks. A different bouquet every time. And im not ashamed. In fact Im quite a showman!

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Seiren developed the technology after being contacted by a doctor who wanted something to disguise the regular parps emitted by people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.

What...was the doctor going to put these undies on his face or something?

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I highly doubt the effectiveness of such pants. Sorry, but unless they actually suck of the gas released by people it's simply not going to take away any smell. What's more, I would guess that after two or three washes of these pants their effectiveness, if any, would be gone.

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My farts are exemplary. They are gigantic, and with no more odour than a hot biscuit.

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The only thing you can eat to eliminate stinky farts is Alfalfa...3 or 4 pills after every meal will help.

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Please do not use the term "niff" unless you provide a definition in the subsequent sentence.

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niff =smell. It needs a definition?

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"Parp" proper english?

So next a Facemask version?

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OK now the Christmas shopping is that bit easier! The perfect gift for my two elder brothers.

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For some reason this reminds me of the hilarious 'How to Escape a Fart' video on Youtube.

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Could be this year's hot selling item for Christmas and absolutely love the BO suppressing T-shirts which will be good for a good many foul smelling commuters.

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"Niff" and "parp" -- I learned two new English words today!

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I just got the refridgerated underwear at FamilyMart!!!

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What an excellently amusing thread! Well done all! Everybody farts, it's part of being alive. Yet many would deny it.

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@umbrella

Everybody farts, it's part of being alive.

As an English gentleman, I can assure you Sir/Madam that either you are mistaken or I am deceased. Quite possibly the latter...

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Another way of elminating funky monkey butt? Wow, what will they think of next??? Now everyone can rip in peace without causing a disturbance around them... except that crazy pphbbbt noise of LNC (Loud no cloud) flatulance.

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Hope it comes with a simple instruction manual-;)

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Personally I have no use for this kind of thing. My farts don't stink!

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I assume these underpants only eliminate the smell and not the sound.

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almxx above recommends ingesting 4-5 Alfalfa tablets after every meal. DON'T! You will find hardly anyone in the medical world recommending such an outdated remedy as Alfalfa tabs today and for good reason. Try parsley instead.

Alfalfa is a complex legume best left to ruminant digestion, not a human digestive system. There are many contraindications for Alfalfa intake, to include those anyone with an immune-related disorder such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, soybean or peanut allergies (alfalfa is in the same family), and women using birth control pills (Alfalfa has large amounts of plant estrogens that can interfere or neutralize birth control meds). If you use diuretics or must avoid potassium intake due to kidney disease, also avoid Alfalfa--It has large amounts of potassium.

A significant intake of Alfalfa (4-5 tablets per meal is significant) may also interfere with blood cell formation and cause thrombocytopenia. Some researchers have also noted a preliminary connection between heavy alfalfa intake and the formation of some leukemias. Alfalfa can be a strong immune stimulant in the wrong way--taking it for trivial reasons such as gas is not recommended. If it not from an organic source, you can be certain you are also ingesting chemicals used during its growth cycle such as fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides. Using Alfalfa nowadays makes as much sense as taking bone meal or Dolomite tabs, which are now well known to be contaminated with lead and/or cadmium. I am a clinical nutritionist with advanced degrees in nutrition, and also a health food consultant who believes in moderate use of supplements, but NOT Alfalfa.

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Back on topic please.

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I also clicked the "here" link.

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No need to worry. Girls don't parp.

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Good luck holding in my gas!

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If you "parp" lol does it smell like potpourri? Musk? Chanel no 5? Is the material permeated with something like Fabreeze in America? This will be a great gag gift for some people I know in the states. Gotta buy some.

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