Thursday, April 2, 2009

Saved by Lacy Underwear

If you ever travel to the North Pole, you might want to take a few extra pairs of panties with you; not for warmth, but for navigation. A group of explorers with the Caitlin Arctic Survey are investigating the thickness of the shrinking Arctic ice cap and encountered a bit of a navigation problem during their 700 mile trip. Compasses go haywire in the magnetic pole and modern GPS systems can't endure the extreme weather. The brave explorers are using lacy panties attached to a ski pole to determine the direction they are traveling.

Navigator Ann Daniels says "we're currently relying on more traditional methods for day-to-day navigation, using the sun (for those few precious hours each day when it graces us with its presence), and using wind direction, as indicated by the panties…" The light weight and thin material of the panties easily flap in the wind, making them a great flag of sorts to observe the wind direction.

So ladies, if your significant others ever give you a hard time about buying or owning so many pairs of panties, just tell them how much they will come in handy when you get lost and they won't stop for directions!