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Good riddance, blueberries! Navy bids farewell to its worst uniform ever

from Navy Times

After 11 perilous years of parading around looking like victims of an airplane toilet explosion, the Navy finally is saying sayonara to the Type I Navy Working Uniform, a heinous half-nylon boondoggle that not only wasted hundreds of millions of dollars but endangered the lives of everyone who donned the accursed "blueberry." That's because until 2012, sailors didn’t realize that a mere spark could turn them into blueberry flambé. Or — as the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility eloquently put it after testing a uniform that doubled as "a thermoplastic fiber" Yankee candle that "melts and drips" when lit — it "will burn robustly until completely consumed." more


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