25 Bizarre (And Somewhat Ridiculous) Facts About Clothing

Posted by , Updated on June 26, 2014

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Did you know that astronauts don’t do laundry? They just throw their underwear out of the ship and let it burn up on its way back to Earth. These are 25 bizarre facts about the clothes you wear.

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According to a legend in Iceland, if you don't get new clothes on Christmas you will be eaten by a giant cat

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24

Michael Jordan's dad was murdered by somebody who was wearing a Michael Jordan shirt

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23

Somebody actually designed GPS programmable shoes that are activated by clicking your heels three times

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22

During the 1860s dresses were so wide that women would sometimes get stuck in doorways

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21

The longest wedding dress has a train that is 1.85 miles long

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20

Before the wedding of Queen Victoria, the color white was typically reserved for funerals

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19

Jeans were named afer sailors from Genoa, Italy who were known for wearing the material

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18

The first pair of Levi jeans was sold for about $5 worth of gold dust in the 1850s

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17

Chopines were the original platform shoe, and they took things to a whole new level...literally

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16

The Russian military only started wearing socks in 2007. Prior to that they would just wrap cloth around their feet.

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15

Napoleon had brass buttons sewn on his soldier's sleeves so that they wouldn't wipe their noses on their uniforms

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14

A tie collector is called a grabologist

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13

There's an Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scottsboro, Alabama that sells anything that isn't claimed at the airport. Just in case you were wondering what happened to your missing bag...

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12

In the 1800s people wore live chameleons as brooches

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11

People in Manhattan spend about $350 per month on clothes. People in Arizona spend about $131.

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10

Astronauts don't do laundry in space. They throw their dirty underwear out of the ship and it incinerates upon re-entry into Earth's atmosphere

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9

Abercrombie & Fitch offered to pay Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino of Jersey Shore if he would stop wearing their clothes because he was giving them a bad name

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8

The first designer logo was the Lacoste crocodile in 1933.

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7

Victorian collars were so tight that some guys actually died from wearing them.

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Women on the other hand would drench themselves in water before putting on their dresses so that they would fit as tightly as possible. Unfortunately this led to many deaths due to pneumonia.

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5

Corsets were so tight that they actually served as an appetite suppressant

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4

An average American woman will spend $125,000 on clothes during her life

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3

Men's shirts have buttons on the right while women's shirts have buttons on the left

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2

In the Arab world shoes are considered dirty and it is considered offensive to show the soles. Perhaps not surprisingly, throwing your shoe at someone is one of the worst insults imaginable.

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1

The YKK on all your zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, the company that makes almost every zipper in the world

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