Pat Martin, a Canadian legislator, recently used underwear to get out of a vote.

He claimed there was a sale on some men's unmentionables at a local department store, and then claimed, "I bought a bunch that was clearly too small for me. I fight it difficult to sit for any length of time."

The Canadian Speaker quipped, "I have no briefing for this type of situation." Also asking the entire floor "What do I do with that?"

Everyone in the Parliament House seemed to have a good chuckle out of the situation.