There was one product in the 1970s that brought a whole new meaning to the term "hot Pants," and it's probably not what you'd expect. The decade of bizarre fads and goofy products culminated into the introduction of Wonder Sauna Hot Pants, one of the decade's most puzzling innovations.
|Wonder Sauna Short Hot Pants|
|Wonder Sauna Long Hot Pants|
Promise to ‘slenderize exactly where you want,’ these inflatable pants were designed to melt away fat from people's stomach and thighs. Instead of eating right and exercising, people around the country could sit back, relax, and have the fat magically disappear.
The Wonder Sauna Hot Pants worked like this: You inflated the rubber shorts and wore them around the house for a while. You could theoretically leave the house, but we don't think many people did. Because of the heat, your body would sweat more than usual, causing you to lose a few extra ounces of water weight.
There's no concrete evidence that people actually used these pants, but the fact they exist means someone out there sweated off a couple pounds.
(via MeTV Network)