As a kid, nothing is more humiliating than getting a wedgie from the school yard bully. But the nightmare is finally over, thanks to 8-year-old twins Jared and Justin Serovich, who created the world's first wedgie-proof underwear, the Rip Away 1000!
This year, 8-year-old twins Jared and Justin Serovich were working each other over with the schoolyard bully's staple when their mother, Julie, caught them in the act and took them to task.
Julie's partner, Judy Kimberly, sarcastically suggested that someone should invent wedgie-proof underwear.
The boys, good students who excel at science and math, took the challenge seriously.
How did they do it?
"We took some old pairs of underwear and cut the bottom and side seams and put in Velcro," Jared explained.
Added Justin: "When the person tries to grab you -- like the bully or the person tries to give you a wedgie -- they just rip away."
Link to a Columbus Dispatch article (Image: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the kids were invited to showcase their invention)Update 11/7/07: Here's the Fox News Interview with twins, which includes a video demonstration of the wedgie-proof underwear: Link