Because we get overwhelmed with constant news, it almost becomes a situation that there is an "Information overload" and the really important developments just get lost among it all. This is the story of one such technological advancement.
Self Cleaning Underwear That's right, the USA has moved to the forefront of self cleaning underwear science, and most of us were busy worrying about trivial things like the collapse of our economy. Not that the economy isn't important (it probably is) but your mom never reminded you to always have a dollar in your pocket. Nope, she wanted to make sure you had on clean underwear in case you got in an accident.
And now, thanks to some brilliant scientists, we will always have clean underwear.
And it was a bargain, only a bit over $20 million, to keep those Fruit of the Loom guys fresh and clean.