Slimy hagfish may hold the key to a new fabric that's stronger than nylon and more eco-friendly than polyester.
From neck to chest, the fabric is made of cotton. Further down, it changes to a polyester and spandex blend that "compresses" the unsightly bits into fake sculpted abs.
Some fabrics repel moisture; Thor Shield repels electricity and can render a stun gun useless.
The rage over a blue polyester beret bearing the U.S. flag has Olympics fans standing in the cold for hours to buy one--and demand is spilling over to the Internet.