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No-sweat and no-odor clothes have hit the market recently, the products of several competing technologies.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense announced that it would equip soldiers in Afghanistan with heat-resistant, germ-fighting underwear.
The U.S. sports-gear manufacturer Brooks, which originally set out to design heat-dissipating clothes, found that its silver-ion technology also “electrocuted” bacteria, allowing (it claims) as many as 10 stink-free workouts between washings.
University of California, Merced, professor Christopher Viney collects and studies hippopotamus sweat, according to an August Fresno Bee report, hypothesizing that the ingredients can help develop sunscreens, bug repellents, and skin-infection protections for humans.
In August, British bookmakers told Independent Television News that betting action on whether Elvis Presley is alive has almost completely disappeared. Said bookie Rupert Adams, “It is perhaps the end of an era.”
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