In Tokyo, Japan, a subway passenger caused a brief disturbance when he accidentally activated his inflatable underwear during the rush hour commute. Engineered by the wearer to relieve his phobia of drowning, the underpants were triggered to inflate when the man began rummaging in his pockets for a mint. Expanding to a reported 30 times their normal size, the underpants were on the brink of engulfing fellow passengers when an enterprising rider deflated the portentous panties with a pencil.
When inevitably questioned by authorities as to his reason for wearing the buoyant undergarments, the man explained that as a regular subway rider and admitted aquaphobe, one of his greatest fears was perishing in an enveloping flood while making his morning commute. Determined to conquer his fear, he invented the now-patented inflatable underwear.
Hey, makes sense to me.
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