XXXXL jeans will make XS backpacks: Peru

LIMA, Peru - A waste of time, money and resources? This 7.5 tonne pair of jeans was made in hopes of winning the Guinness World Book of Records title of largest pair of jeans. [Reuters] Macha Picchu aside, we might think that this is a very odd and strange thing for Peru to do but they are actually a country of professional seamstresses and tailors.

There is a plus side to this grotesque consumerist pair of jeans because it will be cut up and made into backpacks for area school children. It's not clear if they will be provided to the 20% impoverished population of children or to the extremely wealthy.