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Everett artist creates jeans that 'wink'

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EVERETT, Wash. - Everett artist William Jones has hit it big with his latest creation called 'winkers.'

They are jeans with eyes painted just below the butt so the motion of walking makes it appear as if the jeans are winking, when viewed from behind.

The Everett Herald reports the original Winkers featured the pair of painted eyes. His expanding collection of backside animation include a pair of movie clapboards that open to reveal the word "action" and twin ducks that open their bills as if to say "quack."

In less than a week since video of the painted pants went viral on the Internet, the Winkers Design Web site has received a quarter-million hits.

Jones says he's swamped with orders. So far the 73-year-old has been making each pair of Winkers by hand.

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