The phrase the β€œBees Knees” likely evolved around the 1920s along with the β€œcats pajamas,” the snake's hips", "the kipper's knickers" and "the sardine's whiskers" unlike the others though Bees actually do have Knees (go sciencefocus.com/nature/d…
After Edith Thompson's hanging in 1923 caused a massive vaginal haemorrhage - later speculated to be a foetus - women sentenced to death by hanging were made to wear special canvas knickers to prevent such things occurring again. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Why the Beatles attracted such a fanatical fan base of young women ("Beatlemania") is uncertain. After a 1963 concert one arena reportedly "cleared away 40 pairs of abandoned knickers" from fans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
WWII soldiers would often write NORWICH on the back of envelopes they send to their spouses. It stood for 'kNickers Off Ready When I Come Home'. worldwidewords.org/articl…
The BBC banned the Beatles classic, I am the Walrus, from the radio, due to the use of the word "knickers" telegraph.co.uk/culture/m…
It was illegal for French women to wear trousers until 2013 bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
A teen stalker stole Queen Victoria’s panties and lived in Buckingham Palace chimneys for a year. timeline.com/queen-victor…

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