Proper care for a gore-tex (or similar fabric) raincoat is actually putting it in the washing machine AND dryer because the heat is needed to restore the waterproof quality. eu.patagonia.com/gb/en/st…
Columbo’s famous overcoat was not part of the wardrobe department’s clothing selection, but originally purchased and owned by actor Peter Falk himself. In 1966, Falk was walking in New York when it started to rain, he entered a random shop and bought a raincoat to stay dry. columbo-site.freeuk.com/r…
The First Person to Cycle Around the Globe, Thomas Stevens, did it on a Penny Farthing, Between 1884 and 1886, Packing only Socks, a Spare Shirt, a Revolver, and a Raincoat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
The Dodge La Femme, 1955, was the first car made exclusively for women and it included purse, boots, raincoat and umbrella. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dod…
A crew of about 22 Soviet nuclear sub operators died preventing a nuclear meltdown that could have poisoned the ocean, June 4, 1961. Though they worked quickly in 5-10 min shifts, and wore raincoats, this was not enough to prevent some dying days later, and the rest within two years. articles.latimes.com/1994…
Today I learned about Emma Rowena Gatewood, aka Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail. She did it in 1955 at the age of 67, wearing Keds sneakers and carrying an army blanket, a raincoat, and a plastic shower curtain, which she carried in a homemade bag slung over one shoulder. sectionhiker.com/the-real…
Three men escaped Alcatraz in a raft made of raincoats. The FBI never found them. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Leonard Cohen actually had a blue Burberry raincoat which he bought in London. blog.bestamericanpoetry.c…
Today I learned of a girl who spent her first 13 years in severe social isolation, usually strapped to a potty chair in a dark room with only a yellow raincoat to look at. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
The puffy fur coat and red raincoat John and Ringo wear in the Beatles’ rooftop sessions belong to their wives. rollingstone.com/music/mu…
3 Alcatraz escapees used: fake heads of plaster, paint, human hair in their beds to fool night guards, drill made from vacuum motor to loosen air vents, 50+ raincoats for raft, paddles from a musical instrument, and a fake bolt made from soap to close their escape hatch. fbi.gov/news/stories/2007…
The manufacturing of raincoats was a popular cover for soviet espionage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
At the end of WWII, British soldiers were given a "Demob suit" which included a felt hat, a suit, two shirts with matching collar studs, a tie, shoes, and a raincoat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dem…

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