Thursday, March 20, 2008

#6 Hypercolor

Asians love anything HYPER such as Dance Dance Revolution, Street Fighter Alpha, Virtual reality helmets, but most importantly, we LOVED hypercolor. For those who don't remember the late 80s and early 90s, hypercolor was the shiet! Using a pigment from Matsui Shikiso Chemical of Japan, Generra made clothing that would change colors according to heat. Girls liked the shirts cause they got two outfits in one, and guys liked the tees cause they could tell when a girl was getting hot and horny. It was like Asian red (alcohol blush) you could wear!

But, like all Asian fads, we took it to a level it didn't need to reach: Hypercolor Underwear. To the surprise of Hypercolor, crotches were much warmer than other areas of the human anatomy. As we all know, heat is what activated the color change. What the Hypercolor scientists didn't know is that when exposed to constant elevated heat, the microcapsules in the pigment would break down and the wearer's skin would be exposed directly to the dye. This resulted in PERMANENT coloring of the skin. If you haven't put two and two together by now, let me help. PEOPLE GOT PERMANENT BLUE BALLS and CAMEL TOES.

Today, hypercolor has been outlawed and it is just another relic in the canon of stuff Asian people like. For more, read here

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