Random Thursday

Hard to believe we're nearing the end of That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! I've been slowing going through this for years it seems! Eek! Luckily, I have one other different book that I bought at the same time...hopefully I'll be able to find it in the coming months! Lol!


(image borrowed from Seattle Fabrics)
"A two-inch square of Velcro is strong enough to hang a 175-pound man from the ceiling."


Daaaamn, that's strong!


(image borrowed from Wikipedia)
"Velcro, barbed wire, and chain saws are all products designed to mimic natural structures: cockleburs, Osage orange thorns, and beetle grub teeth, respectively."


Never knew that!


(image borrowed from History of Jeans)
"The fly of your jeans is the fold of cloth over the zipper, not the zipper itself."



(image borrowed from GQ.com)
"The holes in wingtip shoes were originally introduced in Scotland and Ireland in the fourth century. These allowed water to drain from the shoes of locals as they negotiated their homeland's sodden terrain."



(image borrowed from Pinterest)
"The word 'lap' comes from the French lappet, a jacket flap that hangs below the waist. Such garments were in vogue until the early twentieth century."





2 comments:

  1. I wonder what the original role for velcro was.

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  2. I always enjoy stopping in and getting a little bit of knowledge. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

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