Rip offs in fashion design are legal as fashion designs are not copyrighted. Technical components of a design, such as proprietary fabrics like nylon, can be patented. Company names, slogans, and logos can be trademarked. vox.com/2018/4/27/1728102…
According to DuPont, the name "Nylon" was originally called "No-Run," but was modified to "Nuron" to avoid making an unjustified claim. Later it was changed to "Nilon" to make it sound less like medicine, and then eventually "Nylon" so that people would pronounce it properly. glossophilia.org/?p=4379
During WWII nylon was rationed leaving women with no stockings, and since going out bare legged was a fashion faux pas, women had to get creative and began painting on their stockings. Some even used eyeliner to draw a trompe l’oeil seam on the back of their legs. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
Wool is not antimicrobial: In fact, wool supports more bacteria than cotton, polyester or nylon. However, the odor intensity of bacteria living in wool is lower than bacteria that reside in other textiles. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Due to nylon being reserved for the war effort, women during WWII would paint stockings onto their legs. In fact, there was a business for β€œliquid stockings”. Black eyeliner pencils were used to draw the β€œseam.” There were even leg makeup bars. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
After WWII ended, DuPont campaigned that it would make nylon stockings again, 360M pair a year. It could only produce a fraction leading 40,000 women starting riots,smashing displays and having fights for 13,000 pairs. The riots went on until 1946. It is now known as the Nylon Riots. dustyoldthing.com/nylon-r…
The American flag planted on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission was a nylon flag purchased for $5.50 from a government catalog, was reportedly knocked over by exhaust as the lunar module took off, and is theorized to have been disintegrated by sunlight and space radiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lun…
The flags planted on the moon (Apollo 11) were purchased by a NASA secretary who went to Sears and bought off-the-shelf nylon flags for $5.50 USD (1969). These flags are still β€œflying” and held aloft by their poles. hq.nasa.gov/alsj/ApolloFl…
Nylon got its name only after 400 other names were rejected. Among them: Klis (silk backwards), Nuron ("no run" backwards), and Duparooh (DuPont Pulls A Rabbit Out Of a Hat). In-house, it was known as 66 (for the 6 carbon atoms in each of the two chemical compounds that make up the fiber). northjersey.com/story/ent…
Cotton balls aren't made of cotton. Despite their name, most modern cotton balls are made out of cheaper, bleached synthetic fibers such as polyester and nylon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cot…
During WWII women transitioned into using razors to shave their legs due to a Nylon and Silk shortage caused by the war. owlcation.com/humanities/…
On April 1st 1962 the Swedish television network SVT pranked viewers by having an "expert" demonstrate that placing a nylon stocking over their black & white TV would turn it into a colour TV telegraph.co.uk/tv/2017/0…
An Australian man wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt built up 40,000 volts of static electricity, resulting in burned carpets, melted plastic, and a massive evacuation. news.asiantown.net/r/1080…
Today I learned of the Nylon Riots that broke out across the nation when tens of thousands of women fought each other for a limited supply of nylons available after WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyl…
A man wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt built up 40,000 volts of static electricity, resulting in burned carpets, melted plastic, and a massive evacuation. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/42526…
The nylon American flag planted on the moon during Apollo 11 cost $5.50, was knocked over by exhaust from the Lunar Module's ascent, and is likely disintegrated by four decades of heat, UV rays and radiation. hq.nasa.gov/alsj/ApolloFl…
Nylon is made by a reaction between two liquid components in which the Nylon can be continuously removed to form a string youtube.com/watch?v=y479O…
Women started shaving their legs during WW2, not because it was "the norm" or for hygiene reasons, but because of a nylon shortage. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
In 1962, Swedish national television broadcast a 5-minute special on how one could get color TV by placing a nylon stocking in front of the TV. A rather in-depth description on the physics behind the phenomenon was included. Thousands of people tried it. hoaxes.org/archive/permal…
, bowling pins are not solid plastic but, they are solid maple with nylon shell youtu.be/sSZnI35m3hU
In addition to numerous allegations of corruption, the current president of FIFA once headed an organization whose mission was to outlaw nylons so women would be forced to wear garters which he considered sexier en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sep…
Due to nylon rationing in WWII, women would apply makeup on their legs in lieu of stockings, and would even use an eyebrow pencil to draw a 'seam' down the back oaktreevintage.wordpress.…
In 1942, Adeline Gray became the first person to use a nylon parachute in a parachute jump. works-words.com/NSM-WIKI/…
In 1937 legislators intentionally used the wrong word (marijuana) in their devastating new tax law against cannabis to get it passed secretly. This was designed to keep hemp from becoming a competitor with a product the secretary of the treasury had massive investments in: nylon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof was filmed with a nylon stocking placed over the camera lens to give the footage a washed-out, earthy feel. tcm.com/this-month/articl…
The first bristle toothbrush was not invented until 1498 in China. Nylon toothbrushes followed later, but not until 1938. loc.gov/rr/scitech/myster…
Stockings were rationed during WW2. Women joined the British military to obtain them, and American soldiers in the UK used stockings to attract women. After the war, "nylon riots" broke out as customers in stores fought over deliveries. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/193…
Pale skin is valued so much in China that many women wear nylon "facekini" masks at the beach to prevent getting a suntan. The masks are so weird that they've now made their way into high fashion photoshoots. washingtonpost.com/news/m…
Over 50 years ago Korean scientists invented a textile fiber made out of coal and limestone. It is used more than cotton or nylon in the north. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
Mister Ed (the "talking" horse), was initially made to "talk" by putting a piece of nylon thread in his mouth. Over time, Mister Ed actually learned to move his lips on cue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mis…
In 1966, an Englishman named Douglas Wally tried to turn the Titanic into a floating museum and devised a plan to raise the wreck by inflating nylon balloons that would be attached to her hull. sputniknews.com/analysis/…
During WWII with nylon stockings being scarce, women would paint their legs so it looked like stockings rarehistoricalphotos.com/…
During WWII nylon and silk stockings were nearly impossible to come by. To give the illusion of hose, women used makeup and eyeliner on their legs. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The inventor of nylon suffered from depression and alcoholism, and committed suicide in 1937 because he felt he had "no good ideas left". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wal…
Today I learned about the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 which taxes the sale of cannabis. The first two men to be arrested for selling cannabis in the USA were arrested for not paying sales tax. It was enacted, in part, to protect the industrial use of nylon against Hemp en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
To create the illusion that the horse "Mister Ed" could talk a piece of nylon thread was placed in his mouth however according to Alan Young, "Ed actually learned to move his lips on cue when the trainer touched his hoof. In fact, he soon learned to do it when I stopped talking during a scene!" mydailyfind.com/2009/12/0…
The material used for yoga pants, nylon, was invented in the 1920s by chemists. The spandex used for the pants were then created in 1959. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y…
At a chemical plant in NJ, the air was so noxious that nylon stockings would melt on the legs of secretaries sent on errands to production buildings. articles.philly.com/2013-…
Shaving brushes are made from boar & badger hair and only in India can you get brushes made out of Nylon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
Today I learned Nylon was named because the research was done in New York and London! - then when looking for a link for you guys I found it wasn't true! Share the rollercoaster ride. timelessmyths.co.uk/where…
Nylon is 75 yrs old this year, and some of the original names that DuPont considered for it include "Duparooh" (DuPont Pulls a Rabbit Out Of a Hat), "Wacara", "Delawear", "Moursheen", and "Norun", which was rejected because the fabric *did* run. wordlab.com/2006/04/bette…
As WWII ended, there was a nylon stocking shortage and as a result, riots broke out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyl…
During the nylon shortages of WWII, women used eyeliner to draw β€œseams” up the back of their legs. americainwwii.com/article…
Bacteria recently evolved which can digest nylon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyl…

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