Not only were Chinese manicures invented over 5000 years ago, but both men and women would get them youtu.be/v_ejprDayCw
Penn Jillette from Penn and Teller painted his finger nails red as a joke in response to his mother telling him him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands, but always keeps one finger nail painted red in memory of his mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
Why magician Penn Jillette paints one of his fingernails. It began when his mom advised him to clean/manicure his nails, since people would be staring at his hands during close up magic. This was initially done in a joking act of defiance, which evolved into the tribute it is today. blog.withings.com/2016/05…
Penn Jillette paints one fingernail red in memory of his mother. She told him to get a manicure because people would be looking at his hands, so he painted his left fingernail red as a joke. He now always has it painted red in memory of her. blog.vegas.com/las-vegas-…
Today I learned of 'Trixie', the nickname in Chicago for a "blond, late-twenties woman with a ponytail who works in PR or marketing, drives a black Jetta, gets manicures and no-foam skim lattes" ngm.nationalgeographic.co…
There is only 1 episode of 550+ episodes of The Simpsons to not feature (or even mention) Bart Simpson: season 20's "Four Great Women and a Manicure". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
American and UK men spent almost as much on beauty products as women did in 2013. 29% of the surveyed used manicure, 19% used fake tan. huffingtonpost.com/2013/0…
Bernie Mac enjoyed getting manicures and pedicures so much; he got his fingers and toes prettied up every single week! time.com/time/magazine/ar…
In 2003 two Iron Age bodies were discovered in a peat bog in Ireland. One stood 6 foot 6 inches tall and had manicured fingernails while the other had hair styled with hair gel. Both had been brutally murdered. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Today I learned about Extreme Croquet. The sport substitutes the fine manicured lawns of croquet for more adventurous locations that may include trees, roots, hills, sand, mud, or moving or still water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ext…
In In 2011, several remarkably expensive bowls of pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) were auctioned off for charity. "AnQi Phở" was prepared with type A5-Wagyu beef, white truffles, precious foie gras broth, and perfectly manicured noodles made of rare blue lobster meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho
The term "lawn mullet" refers to a neatly manicured front yard with an unmowed mess in the back. definithing.com/lawn-mull…
, in baseball, some catchers wear nail polish during games to make their signs more visible for the pitchers melmagazine.com/everythin…
Back in 1800s, doctors used to operate in coats that were blood-stiffened and hygiene was optional during operations.

In those days, "surgeons operated in blood-stiffened frock coats – the stiffer the coat, the prouder the busy surgeon", "pus was as inseparable from surgery as blood", and "Cleanliness was next to prudishness". He quotes Sir Frederick Treves on that era: "There was no object in being clean...Indeed, cleanliness was out of place. It was considered to be finicking and affected. An executioner might as well manicure his nails before chopping off a head".

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Liston , 5th Paragraph.

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