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Okay, Who's Research is This? (Bacteria Analysis of Unwashed Denim)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Notreknip, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Notreknip

    Notreknip Senior member

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    I don't know whether to be [​IMG] or [​IMG] that from all of the good research coming out of my school (University of Alberta), this is what is considered a "top story" by our national media. I mean, the scientific method here is clearly lacking, BUT I do love my denim. If my 3-years of slaving away at a Masters project gets 1% of this publicity I'd be thrilled. ...and to think I knew of all of the SF members in Edmonton... http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories...-jeans-110119/
    TL;DR - SW&D members likely reek, but probably won't die if for some reason they decide to lick the crotches of their raw jawnz.
     
  2. Keyboard Warrior

    Keyboard Warrior Well-Known Member

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    If this was in India, the story would be much different
     
  3. zissou

    zissou Senior member

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    I was watching a documentary and one of the guys in the band usually fell asleep drunk in his jeans every night. End result: raging case of jock itch. I guess as long as they are actually taken off, you are usually ok.
     
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    somatoform Senior member

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    In related news: smoking is not a health hazard because no one has ever come close to dying after lighting up cigarettes for 15 months.



    this is what is considered a "top story" by our national media.

    To be fair though, the political ramifications are huge:

    Liberal Opposition leader: we should set aside some federal funding to care for homeless peoples... shelter, food, a change of clothes...

    Conservative Leader: Actually!!, there was this study done at the University of Alberta....
     
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    Back when I was in the process of obtaining my MS, I seriously thought about doing a similar study myself. I had access to the microbiology lab. I wanted to swab and culture bacteria counts, but I didn't know anyone who wore jeans that intensely without washing.
     
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    it would be relatively simple to do a change in microbial ecology over time study, perhaps with reference to washed jeans. Could pick out a few of the key players, as well as do a follow up study to figure out what it is they're actually eating. might be interesting.
     
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    In related news: smoking is not a health hazard because no one has ever come close to dying after lighting up cigarettes for 15 months.

    not even remotely useful comparison.
     
  8. Donut

    Donut Senior member

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    I'm from edmonton too, and that research is pretty interesting.
     
  9. somatoform

    somatoform Senior member

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    not even remotely useful comparison.

    Of course it isn't, and neither is "health hazard".
     
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    Of course it isn't, and neither is "health hazard".

    i'm trying to understand your point.

    this is what i'm thinking you're saying: that the absence of known "harmful bacteria" doesn't necessarily mean the jeans don't necessarily have some type of negative health consequence to the wearer?
     
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    I'm more interested in the places he'd been in the past 15 months. If it's just home>college>home routine, well pretty much explains it.
     
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    This is not research or an experiment, all he did was test the bacteria level on his jeans...
     
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    Has anybody checked SuFu to see if the news broke there. This guy has to be a member somewhere.
     
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    PersonalJesus Senior member

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    Observational study, yo.
     
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    My scrotal sweat smells like crushed flowers, and my jeans' crotch squeezings are being studied as a green alternative energy source for automobiles.
     
  16. joshyle

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    Hello friends, I was thinking about posting this, but I didn't know where to start. I'll start off to say that it's a very informal scientific experiment, we're not denying that - the media didn't really pick up on that. It was something fun/quirky that I pitched to my Human Ecology prof semi-jokingly, semi-seriously. It's gained quite a bit of attention, eh? SF Edmonton exists! [​IMG] Cheers, Josh
     
  17. Saul Silver

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    I was watching a documentary and one of the guys in the band usually fell asleep drunk in his jeans every night. End result: raging case of jock itch. I guess as long as they are actually taken off, you are usually ok.

    I had the same problem when I wore jeans over the summer. A bad case of jock itch sure delays your plans to fade your APC's as quickly as possible.
     
  18. deveandepot1

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    This is not research or an experiment, all he did was test the bacteria level on his jeans...

    +1
     
  19. Jared7

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    Josh your jeans look awesome. I'm gonna give this 15 month no-wash thing a shot
     
  20. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    its on CNN right now ... the story of the jeans

    edit: 30 sec blurb about wearing jawns and having no dangerous bacteria but called "extreme" lol
     

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