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  1. #1
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    glow-in-the-dark underwear

    As if a plain old thong wasn't enough to accentuate what isn't covered, a Rice University MBA student has shed some neon light on the skin with a glow-in-the-dark version. Beau Carpenter, an avid runner who also works at NASA, initially thought of creating glow-in-the-dark jogging clothes, but practicality evaporated when thongs captured his attention during his Internet research. He enlisted Chris Harris, an electrical engineering student at Rice, and Marcus Brocato, a chemistry lab manager at the Houston private university, to develop the GloThong.

    "Being guys, it didn't take us long to gravitate to them," Carpenter told the Houston Chronicle in Sunday's editions. "My co-workers find it endlessly entertaining."

    The thongs have lightweight, water-resistant batteries that, when fully charged, illuminate the straps for two hours in various neon colors, including blue, pink and yellow. Wearers can use a wall adapter to charge them up, but car chargers are available for those on the go.

    They were a hit when the team recently took their invention to a topless bar in Dickinson.

    "The women liked the product so much that they lined up to give us their real names and cell numbers," Carpenter said.

    The thong will be available for $49.95 by mid-December, but the group intends to expand their offerings to include luminescent bras and bikinis.


    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...nderwear_x.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    As if a plain old thong wasn't enough to accentuate what isn't covered, a Rice University MBA student has shed some neon light on the skin with a glow-in-the-dark version. Beau Carpenter, an avid runner who also works at NASA, initially thought of creating glow-in-the-dark jogging clothes, but practicality evaporated when thongs captured his attention during his Internet research. He enlisted Chris Harris, an electrical engineering student at Rice, and Marcus Brocato, a chemistry lab manager at the Houston private university, to develop the GloThong.

    "Being guys, it didn't take us long to gravitate to them," Carpenter told the Houston Chronicle in Sunday's editions. "My co-workers find it endlessly entertaining."

    The thongs have lightweight, water-resistant batteries that, when fully charged, illuminate the straps for two hours in various neon colors, including blue, pink and yellow. Wearers can use a wall adapter to charge them up, but car chargers are available for those on the go.

    They were a hit when the team recently took their invention to a topless bar in Dickinson.

    "The women liked the product so much that they lined up to give us their real names and cell numbers," Carpenter said.

    The thong will be available for $49.95 by mid-December, but the group intends to expand their offerings to include luminescent bras and bikinis.


    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...nderwear_x.htm
    Ahh - the Houstonian mind at work!! I am soo glad to be a native! lol
    And thats all I have to say about that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew

    "The women liked the product so much that they lined up to give us their real names and cell numbers," Carpenter said.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat...nderwear_x.htm
    they lined up to give us their REAL names....I can't stop giggling.

  4. #4
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    Personally, I wouldn't want anything that glows in the dark near my 'nads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacobi
    Personally, I wouldn't want anything that glows in the dark near my 'nads.
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  6. #6
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    I think I'd rather see that tie that was discussed in an earlier thread (For those who want to tie one on). Sounds much more interesting to me (the female poster) than these undies. Besides, I don't want to have to think about plugging in my undies before I wear them. I'm more spontaneous.