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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Student Invents Glow in the Dark Underwear

HOUSTON - 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 (news - web sites), 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.

"We're selling attention," Carpenter said. "You kind of feel like Cinderella until the Glo runs out."

LOL I figured you guys would like this!!
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 09:32 PM
 
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I'd definately buy that chick a drink if she was wearing those...
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OMG....You might have to stand in line though, because every guy in the place would be buy her drinks. She'd be one drunk chick.
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post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-29-2004, 10:14 PM
 
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yup, drunk chicks in clubs.. yee haa !!!!
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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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You won't be saying that when they decide to all over your shoes.
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post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 06:57 PM
 
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yup, drunk chicks in clubs.. yee haa !!!!

That never happens.

Now why didn't I think of this.
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-30-2004, 07:15 PM
 
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I wonder if they make boxers, too?
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If they don't...they will.
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when thongs captured his attention during his Internet research.


I understand where he's comin from. This happens to me all the time!

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Did some say T-Bar! I'm in! I think Tinman will be too! LOL
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 03:28 PM
 
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I heard BAR and DRINK... Yeah I want a pair of glow in the dark boxers... That would be sweet

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tippy....If you get glow in the dark boxers...I'll slip ya a 10!! WOOHOO!
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post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 03:33 PM
 
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GID Boxers would be great. I could see when DJ is coming after me and hurry up an hide in the closet.
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post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-01-2004, 03:35 PM
 
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I would wear them.
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Can you imagine being late when your friends meet at your house to go out?? Oh, sorry y'all, I'm still charging my panties!
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Can you imagine being late when your friends meet at your house to go out?? Oh, sorry y'all, I'm still charging my panties!
LMAO....Or when you ask someone to hold your handbag and they ask, "Whoa! what the hell is in this thing?" Your reply," Oh sorry! That's just my battery pack, charger." *giggles*
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Can you imagine being late when your friends meet at your house to go out?? Oh, sorry y'all, I'm still charging my panties!

LOL OMG!! That is funny! I can just imagine! "sorry hun, my britches are still charging up"
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-02-2004, 02:17 PM
 
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If they only last two hours, then you'll def. have to recharge them...So then you have to go sit in the bathroom of a bar and charge them. This sounds like a lot of hassle. Maybe if they lasted longer..... damnit
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