In the original power rangers, the yellow ranger doesn't have a skirt because the character was male in the Japanese version etonline.com/tv/152144_7_…
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…
When the hobble skirt became popular in the early 1900s, women got into accidents like falling or breaking their legs because the skirt made it harder to walk. The skirt was seen as unsafe by some and was even banned from some workplaces. edwardianpromenade.com/be…
UK boys asked to wear shorts to school instead of pants during hot weather but got told no. A mom said: β€œMy 14-year-old son wanted to wear shorts. The headteacher told them: 'Well, you can wear a skirt if you like’. So many boys wore skirts. The school allowed shorts starting the next year. theguardian.com/education…
Popup headlights were actually invented in the '30s. They came back in the 80's when auto manufacture needed a way to skirt minimum headlight height safety laws, and fell back out of fashion again due to modern regulations concerning headlights being on movable body work. slate.com/human-interest/…
The world premiere of Handel's Messiah sold so many tickets that the audience was asked to leave their swords and hooped skirts at home. Jonathan Swift thought it the piece was blasphemous and threatened to publicly forbid singers from St. Patrick’s Cathedral from participating. bsomusic.org/stories/5-th…
The best spot in New York City to watch women's skirts being whipped around was the windy area around the Flatiron Building. In fact, policemen would occasionally have to shoo away these perpetual watches, and the expression '23 Skidoo' was said to have been born on this windswept corner. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_…
In Scotland and Ireland, 29 February in a leap year is said to be the one day when a woman can propose to her partner. Finland has the same custom, with the addition that a man rejecting such a proposal was expected to buy his suitor enough cloth for a skirt as compensation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of Sarah Ann Henley, who survived a 75-metre jump because her billowing skirt slowed her fall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sar…
During the summer of 2013, in Sweden, some male train drivers chose to wear skirts to work in order to revolt against a ban on shorts that their employers had put into place. The company wanted its drivers to look "decent and proper" and believed they couldn't do so in shorts. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
The miniskirt is named after the Mini Cooper and not the skirt's size. The designer, Mary Quant loved Mini Cooper cars and named the garment after them, saying that car and skirt were both "optimistic, exuberant, young, flirty," and complemented each other. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Min…
An indigenous Mexican woman from the Tarahumara community won a 50km race featuring 500 runners from 12 countries while wearing a skirt and sandals made from tyre rubber bbc.com/news/world-latin-…
Phones sold in Japan permanently have the shutter sound turned on so as to deter up-skirt photography naruhodo.jp.net/why-all-c…
In 1923, actress Martha Mansfield had just finished filming her lead role for "The Warrens of Virginia," when her period accurate hoop-skirt dress unexpectedly caught fire. She was rushed to the hospital and died from her burns the next day. The film was finished. Today, it's considered lost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The first two women to climb the Matterhorn did so in skirts and the third, Annie Smith Peck, was nearly arrested as she was the first to do so in pants. adventure-journal.com/201…
Some of the male background characters in in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' can be seen wearing skirts. This was explained as "a logical development, given the total equality of the sexes presumed to exist in the 24th century." memory-alpha.wikia.com/wi…
In 1949 at Wimbledon, "Gorgeous Gussie" Moran wore a skirt that exposed her knees, causing Wimbledon officials to complain that she was "bringing vulgarity and sin into tennis." nytimes.com/2013/01/19/sp…
In 2006, 3 years after it stopped flying commercially the Concorde won a competition as the British publics favourite British design beating such contenders as : The Jaguar E-Type, the Verdana font, The London Underground map and the mini skirt. bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pre…
The Greek Junta (1967-74) banned strikes, labor unions, long hair on men, mini-skirts, the peace symbol, the Beatles, Sophocles, Tolstoy, Aeschylus, Socrates, Eugene Ionesco, Sartre, Chekhov, Mark Twain, Dostoyevsky, Samuel Beckett, free press, new math and the letter Z ahistoryofgreece.com/junt…
During the 1900s because of the wind patterns around the Flatiron building, groups of men would gather to catch a glimpse of women's legs as their skirts would be blow up as they passed by the building. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/23_…
A peplum is a short, gathered, slightly flared strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s blouse, jacket, skirt or dress. corporatefashionista.com/…
"Zettai Ryōki", a term used to refer to the visible skin between a skirt/shorts and overknee socks. It's literally translated as "absolute territory" and also has varying grades depending on the length of skirt/shorts and/or socks being worn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zet…
Girls' bicycle has a lower bar to make it easy to mount while wearing long skirts livestrong.com/article/42…
Tim Allen was arrested at the Kalamazoo, Michigan airport in 1978 for possession of 1.4 pounds of cocaine. He served 2 years and four months in federal prison after agreeing to testify against fellow dealers in court, allowing him to skirt a possible life sentence. cbsnews.com/pictures/cele…
Frida Khalo developed her famous style of long skirts and dresses as a way to hide her left leg, which was shorter than her right due to childhood polio. nytimes.com/2018/06/15/fa…
In Kuwait during the 1960's and 70's most Kuwaiti women did not wear the hijab and at Kuwait University, mini skirts were more common than the hijab. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuw…
Live Nation Vice President used pen to film up women’s skirts. Hoarded 49,000 photos. standard.co.uk/news/crime…
Confederates emigrated (in the largest exodus in US history) to Brazil, where they remain to this day. Their Brazilian descendants eat peaches, wear hoop skirts, and sing "Dixie". csmonitor.com/1995/0504/0…
South Korea has 'Women-Only' parking spaces which are bigger and marked by pink skirts nydailynews.com/news/worl…
The reason why the yellow ranger didn't have a skirt in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was because the yellow ranger in the Japanese version (which the show used footage from) was male. powerrangers.wikia.com/wi…
Jeanette Goldstein was cast in her first film role in James Cameron's Aliens, as the Hispanic character Vasquez. Due to its title, she initially thought the film was about immigration and arrived at her audition for the part of a tough-as-nails space marine in a short skirt and high heels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jen…
Molly Pitcher manned a cannon during the Revolutionary War when her husband fainted from heat stroke or injury. She didn't back down, even when a cannonball shot the skirt from between her legs. revolutionary-war.net/mol…
Today I learned of the Brabham formula 1 fan car. Fans were used to suck air out from under the car. Air-tight 'hover-car like' skirts allowed the fans to develop negative pressure beneath the chassis. This effectively allowed the car to 'stick to the road'. It won its only race before being banned. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
In the late 1800s dairy farmers made it illegal for margarine to be sold yellow. To skirt the law, margarine was sold with a dye packet that you had to mix in at home. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of a festival in Spain, "Entroido", where Medieval tax collectors run in the streets with burning hay as people throw dirt at them. The town gathers in the center to throw flour and ants at each other, followed by a man w/ a cows head used to lifts women's skirts, among other things catavino.net/spanish-fest…
There's a day in the Netherlands called "rokjesdag", which translates to skirts day. That's the day in spring all girls are suddenly wearing skirts. This day is an invention of writer/columnist Martin Bril. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/R…
Animators and fx artists for Disney's Frozen were sent to Jackson Hole, Wyoming to experience walking, running, and falling in deep snow. Both male and female personnel tried on long skirts to see how they interacted with the snow. emanuellevy.com/uncategor…
The Rational Dress Society was founded in 1881 in order to protest against fashions that restricted women's freedom, such as tightly-fitting corsets, heavily-weighted skirts, and high-heeled shoes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
The original Japanese theme for the PokΓ©mon anime has a reference to peeking under a girl's skirt. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.ne…
The Japanese version of the Pokemon theme has lyrics about searching under girls' skirts for Pokemon. bulbapedia.bulbagarden.ne…
In Japan women can buy LED-Illuminated upskirt skirts. odditycentral.com/art/onl…
During season 1 of Star Trek: TNG some of the male crew members had skirts on (usually in the background). This was "a logical development, given the total equality of the sexes presumed to exist in the 24th century." en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/…
Coca Cola bottles (and subsequently the glasses) were modeled after a popular skirt style in the 1910's, the hobble skirt. coca-colacompany.com/stor…
"Girls" bikes have a slanted cross bar to accommodate the wearing of skirts and dresses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Reporter Kevin Roose crashed a meeting of a secret Wall Street fraternity, founded during the Depression. Members include executives from nearly every too-big-to-fail bank. Inductees dressed in leotards, sequined skirts, and wigs and put on a show. nymag.com/daily/intellige…
During the 1860s in England, 3000 women died due to their hoop skirts catching fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cri…
Economist George Taylor introduced an indicator, that says the lenght of women's skirts fluctuate with the state of economy. The shorter the skirt, the better the economy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
Today I learned of a Tenochtitlan God, Coatlicue. She wore a skirt of snakes and a necklace of severed hands, human hearts and a skull. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
Hemlines began to rise at the turn of the 20th Century in part because citizens urged women to wear shorter skirts to prevent the spread of tuberculosis-laden dust. leylamei.com/blog/2014/7/…
Originally "Women's" bicycles had a slanted cross bar (step-through frame) to accommodate dresses or skirts and is mainly a carry over to today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bic…

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