Scientists are going to bury 2000 pairs of cotton bloomers in volunteers’ back gardens in a project dubbed ‘Proof by Underpants.’
They’ll dig them up one to two months later and examine how much damage organisms — including fungi, insects, and worms — have done to the skivvies. The more holes, the healthier the soil, according to researchers.
Researchers say that cotton can serve as a food source for various microorganisms in the soil. The more the underpants are eaten, the healthier the soil.