If you think about Hooters a few things come to mind. Boobs are up there I'm sure. And wings, probably that too. And perhaps one of the things you'd think about are nylons. Shinny, tan nylons. While Hooters may remind you of nylons and vice versa, nylons probably won't make you think about saving the environment. I certainly never thought of them that way. Well not until recently.
In the beginning of June we were told to start keeping our used, ripped, torn and otherwise well-loved nylons. This probably sounds weird. Or like the idea of some nylon fetishist. In reality, Hooters is using all those nylons to do their part to clean up that big, oily mess in the Gulf. You know, the one caused by all that oil?
Jokes aside, Hooters really is collecting the nylons from 380 domestic restaurants through the organization Matter of Trust. Being collected for the entire month of June, the used nylons will be filled with hair, fur, feathers and other materials creating booms that will soak up the oil. Hooters goal is to collect 100,000 pairs of nylons that would be used to create 15 miles of booms with the potential to soak up one million gallons of oil.
It seems to me like a pretty natural progression. If you need a lot of nylons Hooters seems like a pretty good place to get them. And while it won't stop the oil, it certainly will aid in cleaning up some of it. Which at this point is really all that can be done. Besides watching it continue to leak.
So if you chance by Hooters before the end of June, realize those nylons on your Hooters Girl could very well be soaking up lots of oil in the very near future. And you thought they just made our legs shinny.