Do not boil your underwear in hotel kettles

You know those "amazing household tips" where you descale showerheads with vinegar and a sandwich bag, or lift carpet indentations with ice cubes, or whatever? Well, I've just found out that a common one in Australia, allegedly, is "wash your underwear in hotel kettles." I honestly don't know if I believe it, but Gizmodo Australia claims it is a thing and, if it is, could you please not?

I reached out to some experts on the matter to find out if the simple fact the underwear is literally boiling means this actually a safe thing to do, or nah.

Dr Heather Hendrickson is a Senior Lecturer in Molecular Biosciences at the Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences at Massey University in Aukland.

She knows what she's talking about.

"It is super super super super gross," Dr Hendrickson says. "Please tell your friend to knock it off! Boil the water and pour it into the sink for washing items. Don't put your dirty underwear into the kettle!"

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Actually make America great again by wearing 3D Eagle Crotch underwear

3D Wolf Crotch Underwear makes your man "sexy and wild," but does it honor the founding principles and ideals of the Union? No, it does not. Fortunately, there is also 3D Eagle Crotch Underwear, allowing you to bring justice and the American Way with you wherever you tread.

Wear it to work, to school, or to court... or (caution: true Americans only!) to the polls, augmented only with the Stars and Stripes, draped majestically across your shoulders.

Best of all, they're only $3.95 a pair: as cheap as a drive-in movie theater hot dog, and guaranteed to contain more m—O.K. I'll get my coat. Read the rest

Wolf Head crotch underwear "make man looks sexy and wild"

Behold! There is an entire range of Wolf Head Crotch Underwear for gentlemen. They "make man looks sexy and wild" and can be yours for as little as five American dollars.

3D wolf pattern print underwear make man looks sexy and wild • the wide waist design make man comfortable no tight feeling • U convex design, large space and breathable • High quality material and great handwork, perfect gift to boyfriend or husband

Here's a pack of three "Sexy Hipster Wolf Animals", available in several different wolves. [Amazon, via Dangerous Minds]

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Watch a musician play Bach's "Air on the G String" on actual g-string underwear

Crafty and eccentric YouTube musician Andrew Huang enjoys performing classical compositions on weird objects.

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Something to keep you warm when it's nippy out

Earlier this year, construction workers discovered what is now the world's oldest known bra. It dates to the 15th century and was found with a bunch of other clothing, stuffed between the floors of an Austrian castle. Most likely, it was being used for insulation, the same way we might stuff a wall with fiberglass batting today. (Via Christopher Mims) Read the rest