In 1933, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were at a White House event when they whimsically abandoned their guests for a joyride. Both took turns flying and Roosevelt later stated, "It does mark an epoch, doesn't it, when a girl in an evening dress and slippers can pilot a plane at night." baltimoresun.com/news/bs-…
The unofficial motto of the U.S. Air Force crews serving in America's nuclear missile silos is 'Death Wears Bunny Slippers' because of the tendency for missileers to wear pajamas and Snuggies while on duty. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Converse shoes have β€œfuzzy soles” so they can be imported as slippers which dramatically reduces import taxes. businessinsider.com/heres…
Today I learned about Rogelio Moret, an MLB pitcher whose career ended after he entered a catatonic trance in the locker room before a game. His teammates found him frozen still for over 90 minutes in the shower with one arm extended holding a slipper. sabr.org/bioproj/person/r…
In The Big Lebowski, The Dude’s iconic jelly slippers were Jeff Bridges’ own shoes, along with several other items that The Dude is seen wearing. He still has the jelly shoes to this day. youtu.be/B7zLthh85P8
There is a church in Taiwan in the shape of a giant glass slipper. bbc.com/news/amp/world-as…
Most Converse sneakers have a very thin layer of felt applied to their soles, in order to legally classify them as slippers. This saves the company more than 33% in import tariffs. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
As a cost-saving technique, some of Converse's famous Chuck Taylor shoes have a felt bottom, as fuzzy soles technically qualify as slippers, and have lower import taxes (30%) than regular shoes smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The slippers of Dorthy in the Wizard of Oz book are silver but were changed to red for the movie to contrast better with the yellow brick road thelist.com/34367/things-…
Teddy Roosevelt had a menagerie of pets while serving as president, including, but not limited to; Baron Spreckle (a hen), Jonathan Edwards (a small black bear), Josh (a badger), Tom Quartz and Slippers (cats), Bill (a laughing hyena a gift from Emperor Menelik ), and Bill the Lizard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Shoe manufacturers add a thin coating of felt to the sole of a shoes which classifies the shoe as slipper, not sneaker which are cheaper to import. putthison.com/why-are-my-…
According to an autopsy report an Alabama minister who died of β€œaccidental mechanical asphyxia” in his home, was found hogtied, wearing two complete wet suits, including a face mask, diving gloves and slippers, rubberized underwear, a head mask, and had a dildo in his anus covered with a condom theregister.co.uk/2007/10…
In the original novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," Dorothy wore silver shoes. They used Ruby slippers in the movie to take advantage of the new Technicolor film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Anthony Cymerys an 82 years old barber would go out every Wednesday with his chair, a pair of slippers and a car battery to power his clippers at a local park in Hartford. He gives free haircuts to the homeless and doesn't charge them a dime, all you had to do in exchange is to give him a hug. cbsnews.com/news/homeless…
In the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella, the stepsisters cut off their toes and part of their heel to fit into the slipper. Their plans are foiled when the Prince notices the shoe filling up with blood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
Peter Cushing, the actor for Grand Moff Tarkin, found his costume's boots to be very uncomfortable. Any time his feet were not visible in the shot he would be wearing comfy slippers. Grand Moff Tarkin destroyed Alderaan wearing comfy slippers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Billionaire Howard Hughes bought a casino for the sole purpose of moving its trademark neon silver slipper. Visible from Hughes' bedroom, it had apparently kept him awake at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
Today I learned about Vincent Louis Gigante, an American mob boss who feigned insanity for 30 years to escape prosecution. Called β€œThe Oddfather” and β€œThe Enigma in the Bathrobe” by the press, he often wandered the streets of New York’s Village in his bathrobe and slippers, mumbling incoherently to himself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
During the production of Star Wars, Peter Cushing found Grand Moff Tarkin's boots, furnished by the wardrobe department, to be very uncomfortable. George Lucas agreed to limit shots where Cushing's feet would be visible, allowing him to wear his own slippers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
The Pope wears red leather "papal shoes" outside, the color represents the blood of Catholic martyrs. They are not to be confused with the indoors "papal slippers", made of satin, silk and gold thread. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pap…
The stolen Ruby Slippers have been found after 13 years. nytimes.com/2018/09/04/us…
Converse Chuck Taylors have fuzz on the soles so that they can be classified as slippers, which are subject to much lower U.S. import tariffs than sneakers. gazetc.com/blog/2010/08/s…
Converse sneakers have fuzzy soles so they can be classified the same as slippers to avoid paying higher import tax smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
When an informer told the Roman emperor Julian that a man possessed a purple robe (which was treason and punishable by death, purple being the royal color), Julian dealt with the offender by sending him a pair of purple slippers to complete the outfit. civilization.org.uk/decli…
Billionaire Howard Hughes bought the small Silver Slipper casino only to re-position the hotel's trademark neon sign, which was visible from his bedroom and had been keeping him up at night. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
In 2005 someone stole Judy Garland's ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz film, while on they were on display in Minnesota. They have never been found and there is currently a $1 million dollar reward for there return. theguardian.com/film/cost…
Converse Chuck Taylors have fuzz on the soles so that they can be classified as slippers, which are subject to much lower U.S. import tariffs than sneakers. gazetc.com/blog/2010/08/s…
Converse Sneakers have felt on the bottom because that classifies them as slippers, which have a lower tariff. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Dorothys slippers in the Wizard of Oz were originally silver but MGM studios decided to change them to bright red to show off their new Technicolor film techniques. bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-c…
Cinderella's slipper in the Chinese version (AD 850) was so small that the King who found it sent all his men to track down the maiden because Chinese men like women with tiny feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye_…
Howard Hughes bought the Silver Slipper casino so he could turn off the flashing slipper sign so he didn't have to see it anymore from his penthouse across the street en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Peter Cushing, who played the fearsome antagonist of Star Wars Episode IV, found the boots of his costume so uncomfortable he wore slippers and told George Lucas to avoid taking shots of his legs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes was being kept awake at night by the bright neon sign from the 'Silver Slipper' casino, so he bought the casino and dismantled the sign. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
In Charles Perrault's version of Cinderella (most popular one), some interpreters have suggested that the "glass slipper" (pantoufle de verre) had actually been a "squirrel fur slipper" (pantoufle de vair). In French, verre/vair are homonyms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
In the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella the ugly stepsisters cut off their toes and heels respectively to fit into the slipper. Each time the Prince is fooled, and requires doves to point out dripping blood. The same birds later peck out the sisters' eyes during Cinderella's wedding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
In the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy's slippers are silver, but they were changed to ruby slippers for the movie to take advantage of the new Technicolor film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars, found his costume boots so uncomfortable that he wore slippers during many of his scenes, leading many scenes being filmed shin up or higher. youtu.be/NdXLDvx_tHQ?t=1m…
In the original story of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy wore silver slippers to protect her from the Wicked Witch of the West, but this was changed to Ruby Slippers in the 1939 film to take advantage of the new Technicolor process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Dorothy's slippers were silver in the original Wizard of Oz, but changed to ruby slippers to take advantage of Technicolor. oz.wikia.com/wiki/Silver_…
The bottom of Converse "All Star" sneakers are covered with felt so that they classify as slippers, and therefore command a lower import tariff. businessinsider.com/heres…
Lego made slippers to protect your feet from their product standard.co.uk/lifestyle/…
In the Grimm Brother's Cindarella, the stepsisters cut off their heel and toe to try to fit their foot into the slipper.. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
In the original story, the slippers in Cinderella were made from squirrel fur, and the glass slipper likely came from a mistranslation. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/V…
The felt on the bottom of Converse sneakers is there in order to lower the price of tariffs on the shoes down to the lower category of house slippers smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In the Brothers Grimm version of Cinderella, her stepsisters had cut off parts of their feet to fit into the glass slippers and deceive the prince. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
There Are Ballet Slippers That Make Drawings From The Dancer's Movements makezine.com/2014/11/06/e…
Bill Nye holds the patent for a new and improved ballet slipper, and for an educational magnifying glass created by filling a clear plastic bag with water. pbs.org/wgbh/nova/blogs/s…
The actor playing Grand Moff Tarkin wore slippers during his scenes in Star Wars en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
Vincent Gigante, dubbed "The Oddfather" by the press, often wandered the streets of Greenwich Village in his bathrobe and slippers, mumbling incoherently to himself. He later admitted was an elaborate act to avoid prosecution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vin…
The "Ruby Slippers" are considered the Holy Grail of Hollywood memorabilia, selling recently for nearly $700,000 ... and that a pair of them are missing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…

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