Twins invent wedgie-proof undies

Bullies everywhere beware — a new invention could make it difficult to strike fear into your classmates.

Twin brothers Jared and Justin Serovich, 8, appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show last Friday touting “Rip Away 1000,” a pair of wedgie-proof underpants they invented. Combining a pair of boxers with fabric fasteners to hold seams together, anyone wearing “Rip Away” can’t have their underwear pulled up into the painful wedgie.

The brothers, from Columbus, Ohio, came up with the idea while giving each other the treatment one day after school. The invention earned them a spot in a Central Ohio invention competition followed by the television appearance.

13 Responses to “Twins invent wedgie-proof undies”

  1. oldskoolkid
    November 5, 2007 at 4:19 pm #


  2. starfreak
    November 5, 2007 at 4:55 pm #

    Very smart.

  3. Sceptile
    November 5, 2007 at 7:49 pm #

    what will people think of next!? pants that could hover!? the invention of wedgie proof underwear is a really weird one

  4. Extreme Rapper
    November 5, 2007 at 9:22 pm #

    dont need em NO BULLIES IN MY SCHOOL. :) :D ;) :P :mrgreen:

  5. You Don't Know Me
    November 6, 2007 at 7:41 am #

    thank you for inventing these! NO more wedgies for me!

  6. Exterminator
    November 6, 2007 at 11:08 am #

    What a strange thing to be famous for. Anyhow, I don’t need them either, I home school! :D

  7. richie
    November 6, 2007 at 4:53 pm #

    ok thats too weird

  8. Scoutmaster Tuocs
    November 6, 2007 at 6:55 pm #

    Cool, all we need now is something so that if people try to make an insult at you that makes stop talking like if they look at. Or that’s what I need. Mabey, anyone else?

  9. corky
    November 6, 2007 at 8:17 pm #

    i hope they put those tightie-whities on the market! :-)

  10. MAGIC BOY 795
    November 6, 2007 at 9:03 pm #


  11. Jewish scout
    November 6, 2007 at 9:10 pm #

    atleast they of all people are addressing a seemingly funny, but rather seriouse issue. Best wishes


  12. Anonymous
    November 7, 2007 at 4:34 pm #

    ha! take that bullies looks like you guys are getting the wedgie

  13. Harry Potter
    September 29, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    I do home school. I’m not wasetin’ my money.

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