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2105, 08 Dec 14

Chinese Soldiers Get Elastic Waistbands for Their Underwear

Good to know.

There’s a lot to learn from an article that just appeared on the website of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army; for example, Chinese soldiers’ underpants were equipped with elasticated waistbands only in the 21st century.

Until recently, the article recalls, an infantryman would “have to worry about the rope of his big underpants, which would loosen suddenly but could never be untied when he wanted to answer the call of nature.”

The article does make a good point.


2105, 08 December 2014


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