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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

It seems the history of underwear is practically the history of civilization. As civilization has become more sophisticated, so has underwear.

Who can argue that the 'days of the week' underwear isn't the pinnacle of human culture (I owned a set)?

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider."

HINT: (1561-1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, spy, freemason and essayist. He was knighted in 1603.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

As the 20th century began, most Americans wore union suits or "all-in-ones"-undergarments that combined pants and a top.

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"Day of the Week" underpants were a craze in the 1950s. Each pair of underpants in the set of seven was labeled with a different day of the week.

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Colorful Underoos hit stores in 1978. The fun underwear secretly transformed thousands of kids into Batman and Wonder Woman.

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In Florence during the Renaissance, Catherine de Medici decreed it bad manners to have a thick waist and designed a hinged corset that narrowed the waist to 13 inches.

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In the 1920's a Russian immigrant named Ida Rosenthal founded the Maidenform lingerie company with her husband William. They made bras for women of every size and introduced the cup system (A, B, C, D).

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The ancient Greeks were the first to wear girdles. They called them zones. A band of linen or soft leather was bound around a woman's waist and lower torso to shape and control her mid-body.




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Mates unbalanced,
Or so they seem;
But paired in tandem,
A deadly team.

She so gently round,
Him so firm and straight,
Yet when they are compounded,
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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider."

ANSWER: Sir Francis Bacon

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