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To Wash Or Not To Wash?
January 21, 2011
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Here's a deep philosophical question. If you wore the same pair of jeans, without washing them for more than a year, would they make a sound?

The short answer is... no. But how would they smell? And why would anyone do such a thing?

That's a question for University of Alberta student Josh Le. Josh decided to wear the same jeans every day for 15 months! Josh's motives? Part science, part fashion. Josh's results? Smelly.

Interestingly, I once embarked on a similar scientific fashion experiment not too long ago. But where Josh limited himself to jeans, I went whole hog...






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