Monday, February 08, 2010

Latest IDF secret weapon: Odor-free socks!

From AFP, January 28th (how did I miss this?)

Israel's foot soldiers are getting new odour-free socks that can be worn for two weeks straight without smelling or stinking up the feet, the Maariv daily reported on Thursday.

"It may sound ridiculous... but this is a very important issue that causes many problems during training," the newspaper quoted Brigadier General Nissim Peretz, the commander of the Israeli military's logistics division, as saying.

The socks, which will be distributed to all new infantry recruits beginning in March, also prevent athlete's foot -- "a nuisance with which every soldier is very familiar," the paper said.

The fabric includes metal components to keep bad odours and fungal infections at bay, it said.
Or, as Jimmy Fallon said, "they've created the socks my college roommate thought he had."

Hamas responded that they purposefully require their men to wear the same socks for months at a time, as their scientists are trying to weaponize them.