An amusing report on a new invention. With the new Chickfly pants, women don’t need to jump through hoops to pee privately outdoors. The pants don’t have a zipper; the pants’ fly is made of overlapping fabric, which allows the user to open the layers instead of pulling their pants down. While you might (rightfully) fear that the fabric will flash your crotch while moving around (especially since it’s intended to be worn sans underwear) the fabric snaps back into place once you stop pushing them open.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here