The actress who played the girl in the red jacket in Schindler's List was 3 at the time of filming. Spielberg asked her not to watch the film until she was 18, but she watched it when she was 11 and said she was "horrified" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch…
Before asbestos was seen as hazardous, a Han dynasty general had a jacket made from it. He would pretend to spill wine on it at dinners. Then he'd throw it into a fire and pull it out to show it was still intact to impress his guests. daily.jstor.org/when-asbe…
There is a thing as "smoking jacket" which is worn to prevent the tobacco smell from sticking on your clothes. cigars4dummies.com/cigar-…
A Marine sniper unit in Iraq became huge fans of Gilmore Girls. Near Christmas in 2005 one of them wrote to the show's creator about the lack of male clothing options in the show's gift store. Weeks later they received five boxes of Gilmore Girls jackets. thisamericanlife.org/606/…
In the movie Full Metal Jacket, the actor that played Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) came up with 150 pages of insults on his own. Also the actor that originally was playing the role couldn't yell more than 30 minutes, but when Ermey stepped in and took over, his energy never let up. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
In Portuguese universities, part of the official uniform is a long black cape. The cape is worn by males and females, together with a black jacket, black tie, and black trousers/skirt. There are strict rules on how to wear it, and the frequency that it is worn differs between universities comap-portugal.com/portug…
Fashion designer Tina Goranjc will use authenticated DNA of the late Alexander McQueen to grow human skin. Goranjc plans to tan the skin and use it to create leather jackets and bags. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Freddie Mercury's iconic Wembley costume (yellow jacket and white trousers) was sold in an auction in 2004 for just Β£26,290 (US$ 33,951) and has not been seen since. bonhams.com/auctions/1138…
Ritter's sport chocolate bars are designed to fit a gentleman's sport jacket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
In 1951, Bing Crosby was initially denied entrance to a Canadian hotel for wearing his Levi’s denim jeans. Levi’s got wind and presented him with a denim tuxedo jacket at a celebration In Nevada, where he was honorary mayor. The term, β€œCanadian Tuxedo” is believed to have come from these events. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jea…
On the hit TV show Happy Days, The Fonz originally wasn't allowed to wear a leather jacket. Not wanting Fonzie to be depicted as a hoodlum, executives put him in a windbreaker in the beginning. foxnews.com/entertainment…
The jacket worn on the cover of Michael Jackson's BAD album was made by a cult refinery29.com/en-us/2018…
Martin Sheen's left arm is shorter than other due to an injury during birth. The difference in arm length and range of motion can be seen in his work, especially Apocalypse Now and whenever he puts on jacket in 'The West Wing'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erb…
In Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick asked Matthew Modine (who played Joker) to keep a running photo diary of the filming over two years. faroutmagazine.co.uk/stan…
Once Mr. Rogers opened the door of his closet on set to hang up his jacket, only to find a blow-up sex doll. Michael Keaton β€” then a young stagehand β€” had put it in there. jsonline.com/story/entert…
Today I learned of the sinking of the PS General Slocum, the second worst disaster in terms of lives lost in NYC, in which many people drowned because the life jackets had been filled with iron in order to meet minimum weight requirements of the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PS_…
Chris Pratt stole his Peter Quill/Star-Lord costumes, including the jacket, from the set of β€œGuardians of the Galaxy” so that he could wear them to visit sick children at the hospital if the film was a hit. huffingtonpost.ca/entry/c…
A golfer can possess only one Masters green jacket. If a golfer wins multiple Masters they just award the winner the same jacket. The winner also can't hold onto their jacket and must return it to the clubhouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
President Jimmy Carter left nuclear codes in the pocket of his suit jacket, and sent it to the dry cleaners. They threw it in the bin. atomicheritage.org/histor…
Buster Keaton was an international mega silent movie star, but broke down after sound movies took over. He became an alcoholic and was institutionalized in a mental ward but escaped his strait jacket using techniques he learned from Houdini. He then married his nurse but had no memory of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bus…
There is a part of Mount Everest known as the Rainbow Valley. It is named not because there are rainbows there, but because of the brightly-colored jackets on the frozen corpses that litter the valley. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
In 2015, Nathan Fielder became aware that his favorite jacket company Taiga had published a tribute to Holocaust denier Doug Collins in one of their winter catalogues. So he created his own company to raise awareness of The Holocaust. He also gives free exchanges for Taiga coats. summiticeapparel.com/news
I learned the reason why men should always leave the bottom button open on a suit jacket is out of respect for King Edward VII, who was too fat to button his waistcoat insider.com/suit-button-r…
Today I learned of the Goldfish Club where the membership requirement is that you have survived ditching in to the sea or your life has been saved by a life jacket, inflatable dinghy etc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
John Astin, the actor who played Gomez in the original sitcom The Addams Family, had pockets lined with asbestos. His character often pulled lit cigars out of his suit pockets, thus the need to line the jacket pockets with the deadly flame retardant metv.com/lists/13-altoget…
In 2017, a famed green jacket from the Augusta National Golf Club was purchased for $5 at a Toronto thrift shop, then sold at auction for $139k thestar.com/sports/golf/2…
The most weight gained for a role was 70 lbs (32 kg), which Vincent D'Onofrio did for Pvt. Leonard Lawrence in "Full Metal Jacket." The role was initially written as a "skinny ignorant redneck," but director Stanley Kubrick felt the character would have more impact if he was big and clumsy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
John Mellencamp didn't learn his stage name was changed to John Cougar (for marketing reasons) until he saw it on his first album jacket. His manager said, "You're either going to go with it or we aren't putting the album out." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
R. Lee Ermey, actor for the drill instructor in "Full Metal Jacket", was originally meant to be a technical advisor for the film. However, after Ermey made a tape tirading over the various extras, he was cast as the instructor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
Wyatt Earp Refereed A Boxing Match in 1896 with a Colt 45 under his jacket theguardian.com/sport/201…
A teacher in South Carolina started a 'Gentleman's Club' for more than 60 at-risk children to teach them important life lessons and social skills and support them so that they would grow up to become successful adults. He even provides donated jackets and ties to students who cannot afford them. cbsnews.com/news/teacher-…
Braveheart has been described as one of the most historically inaccurate modern films. One historian took particular exception to the costumes and compared it to, "a film about Colonial America showing the colonial men wearing 20th century business suits, but with the jackets worn back-to-front" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned about the No-Contact Jacket, an defensive device that uses electric shock to discourage assailants from grabbing the wearer in unwanted situations such as in cases of assault. thefutureofthings.com/536…
Daniel Radcliffe wore the same dirty hat and jacket for six months in order to frustrate paparazzi because the pictures would always look "old" and couldn't be sold. cbsnews.com/news/daniel-r…
Feral child Marcos RodrΓ­guez Pantoja, who was sold into slavery by his father and lived in the wilderness with wolves for 12 years. At age 19, when he was discovered by the civil guard, his father recognized him, but only berated him for losing his jacket. He faced no charges for selling Marcos. theguardian.com/news/2018…
Today I learned of Zhang JingΒ­chuan, a Chinese mountaineer who survived a taliban execution at a 13,000-foot base camp. He knocked an attacker, hid barefoot in his underwear for an hour in a ravine, snuck back in a tent to get a jacket and a satellite phone, hiked to safety and called the local emergency line mensjournal.com/features/…
American actor Vincent D'Onofrio holds the record for the most weight gained by an actor in a movie, having gained 70 lb (32 kg) for a total weight of 280 lb (130 kg) for his portrayal of Pvt. Leonard Lawrence in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
In 2011 Nicolas Cage woke up in his Orange County house in the middle of the night to find a naked man, wearing Cage’s leather jacket, and eating a Fudgesicle in front of his bed. The man was arrested by police, but Cage didn’t press charges. newsfeed.time.com/2011/09…
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio holds the record for most weight gained for a movie role. He gained 70 pounds to play the role of Private Leonard Lawrence (aka Private Pyle) in Full Metal Jacket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
German yachtsman Arne Murke survived hours on open sea because he used a Navy SEAL trick to turn his jeans into a life jacket reuters.com/article/us-at…
That the rims of a corduroy jacket are called the "wale" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
Today I learned of Raymond Nelson of Memminger Elementary in Charleston, South Carolina. He created a "Boys with Purpose Club" that helps boys with no dad at home where they dress up, learn to shake hands, make eye contact, etc. He even has extra jackets and ties for boys who cant afford them. www-cbsnews-com.cdn.amppr…
A large amount of people who died when Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 crashed into water in fact drowned, because they inflated their life jackets while still inside the cabin and so got trapped inside by the rising water en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eth…
The vinyl edition of the Fight Club soundtrack required destroying ("sacrificing") the album jacket to be able to listen to it. birthmoviesdeath.com/2016…
Dacre Montgomery's audition tape for Stranger things included him dancing to 80s music while wearing nothing but a g-string, a leather jacket, and crazy glasses hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Full Metal Jacket was filmed in East London, not Vietnam youtube.com/watch?v=XRkyK…
Nicolas Cage once awoke to a naked man wearing a leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of his bed, in his Orange County house. Cage couldn't live in that house again and moved to the Bahamas. reuters.com/article/2011/…
R. Lee Ermey, the actor for Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket, was given the choice between jail and joining the military. He chose the military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._…
Today I learned about YKK (The zipper company which probably made the zipper on the pants and jacket that you're wearing right now) which sold approximately 9.5 billion zippers in 2017. ykk.com/english/corporate…

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