Government in Japan runs dating ads in which they tell the women what kind of stocking to wear and even at what angle to tilt your head when looking at a man to attract him youtu.be/a1jGZUbN06M
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…
The first-ever professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings, went undefeated for their first 71 games. sabr.org/gamesproj/game/j…
The tornado in 'The Wizard of Oz' is just a 35 foot stocking blown by artificial wind and dirt held up by a "gantry" on a set - the gantry cost more than the whole anticipated budget for the entire scene; $218,347.23 in todays money. perspectaweather.com/blog…
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…
Images depicting the World Trade Centre were removed from Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and several retailers stopped stocking the game after the attacks. It included simulations of flying around New York and Washington skylines that features the possibility of crashing planes into buildings theregister.co.uk/2001/09…
The memorable tornado from the movie "The Wizard of Oz" was actually a stocking wrapped around chicken wire and spun by a motor. www-1.kansas.com/entertai…
Rev. William Lee invented a knitting machine in 1589 only to have Queen Elizabeth I ban it for fear of job loss of her subjects due to mechanization. He spirited the machines to France under Henry IV and began stocking manufacturing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The current Cincinnati Reds team (originally the Cincinnati Red Stockings) is actually the third team to use the Cincinnati Red Stockings name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Terry's Chocolate Orange, a popular Christmas stocking stuffer, actually started by making Chocolate Apples. They also used to make a Chocolate Lemon, which was discontinued after 3 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
Even though sales taxes aren't usually posted, shoppers adjust when sales taxes change by stocking up before sales taxes go up and then switching to online shopping or cross-border shopping after the tax increase. ibhf.cornell.edu/docs/Sym…
Brothels & sex clubs in the Logano region of Switzerland have been stocking defibrillators to prevent clients from being killed by heart attacks triggered by sexual activity telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
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…
One individual, Beau Brummell, is largely responsible for the modern suit becoming the standard formal dress of western men for the next 200 years, replacing stockings en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bea…
8,000 year old Crater Lake in Oregon supposedly did not have any native fish in it for the last ~7,900 years until humans started stocking it around 1888. craterlakeinstitute.com/o…
The β€œtradition” of Santa Claus giving naughty kids lumps of coal dates back to the 19th century, when coal-burning fireplaces were common. His European counterparts would also leave twigs, bags of salt, garlic, and onions in their stockings. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
"Make feet for children’s stockings" was once a euphamism for sex. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Super Bowl championship winner Kurt Warner went from being undrafted and stocking shelves at a grocery store to being one of the top QBs in NFL history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kur…
The Cincinnati Red Stockings were the first professional team invited to the White House in 1869. mercurynews.com/2017/06/1…
If you were executed in 19th century England they cut you open and the public could walk by to have a look. The executioner also got to keep your trousers and stockings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red…
Odin, a precursor to Santa Claus, rode Sleipnir, an Eight legged flying horse. In the winter, Odin gave out both gifts and punishments, and children would fill their boots or stockings with treats for Sleipnir. facts.randomhistory.com/c…
Johnny Carson once jokingly stated "You know what's disappearing from the supermarket shelves? Toilet paper. There's an acute shortage of toilet paper in the United States." resulting in people stocking up their toilet paper reserves resulting in an actual shortage in many areas. cracked.com/article_20203…
Today I learned of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first professional baseball team. They won their first game by a score of 45-9 and went on to achieve an undefeated 65-0 record in 1869. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
Some of the super wealthy in Silicon Valley and the finance industry are getting ready for doomsday scenarios and are stocking up on food and arms and are building homes in hidden enclaves. npr.org/templates/transcr…
Tesco began stocking smaller melons after a psychologist said shoppers subconsciously chose them according to boob size. Sales went up by a million in 2 months theguardian.com/uk/1999/m…
Freddie Mercury adored cats, adopting most of his from rescue shelters. He gave them gourmet meals, Christmas stockings and talked to them over the phone when on tour. queenarchives.com/index.p…
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…
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.…
Supermarket chain Tesco found that shoppers subconsciously selected fruit according to the trend in breast size. Stocking smaller melons lead to an increase in sales. theguardian.com/uk/1999/m…
In preparation for the invasion of North Africa in WWII, the Americans took six tons of women’s stockings and lingerie to be used for barter with Moroccan natives. liberationtrilogy.com/boo…
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…
Women painted on stockings in WWII using gravy to uphold dress standards. mashable.com/2015/05/18/n…
In the late 1930s many American women boycotted silk stocking in favor of cotton and rayon to protest the Japanese invasion of China. Counter-protesters from the hosiery industry argued "why make us victims of a foreign war?" jstor.org/stable/3790646?…
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…
The term "Luddite" comes from Ned Ludd, the mythical leader of 18th Century weavers who opposed automation of their industry by mechanical knitting machines, and would regularly smash such stocking frames. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ned…
During WWII with nylon stockings being scarce, women would paint their legs so it looked like stockings rarehistoricalphotos.com/…
The original Saint nick was a 4th century bishop of Myra in modern day Turkey. In one legend he secretly threw bags filled with gold coins through windows and down chimneys, where they landed in clean stockings hung up to dry. english-heritage.org.uk/d…
The world's largest Christmas stocking is over 168 ft in length and 70 ft in width guinnessworldrecords.com/…
A typical winter hat or a stocking cap is actually called a Tuque en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuq…
Scented gloves, hair, hats, shirts, stockings, and shoes were a big part of 17th century European style. fashionintime.org/history…
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…
Before becoming President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter served as president of the World Society of Friends of Suspenders - a male group that wanted women to give up tights and return to wearing stockings and suspenders. news.sky.com/story/858044…
There is a minor dispute whether the Atlanta Braves or the Chicago Cubs are the oldest baseball team. The Boston Red Stockings (Braves) were founded in 1871, and the Chicago White Stockings (Cubs) in 1870, but Chicago didn't field a team for two seasons due to the Great Chicago Fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
The finnish word for stockings is "stay up sukat" babadada.com/topic/21/lan…
The 1875 Boston Red Stockings went undefeated at home for the season (37-0)and did not lose a game until the 28th game of the year at St. Louis. Pitcher Al Spalding was 54-5. The season completed their 4th consecutive pennant. baseball-reference.com/te…
Early American baseball teams used multi-colored uniforms to denote each player's position. Only the color of their stockings was used to differentiate one club from another. exhibits.baseballhalloffa…
The Reds, formerly known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, become the first team in Major League history to use an airplane to travel from one city to another (Cincinnati to Chicago) on June 8, 1934. cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/c…
The Red Sox only got their name after the original Boston Red Stockings changed their name to the Bean Eaters and eventually removed red dye from their socks because their Manager thought the dye would infect wounds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The Toledo Blue Stockings, which existed for one year - 1884, was the first major league team to have black players - Moses Fleetwood Walker and his brother Welday Walker toledoblade.com/Culture/2…
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-…
In the names of the MLB teams 'White Sox' and 'Red Sox', the word 'sox' is not an abbreviation for 'socks', but instead, is actually a shortening of the word 'stockings', which was the full word used in the teams' original names. slate.com/articles/news_a…
Roger E. Mosley who played helicopter pilot Theodore "T.C." Calvin on the TV show "Magnum P.I." is a licensed private helicopter pilot in real life. On the set of the show he wasn't allowed to do his own stunts. A pilot wearing a body stocking with muscles was used instead. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rog…
China has made stockings with hair on them to ward off pervs m.huffpost.com/us/entry/3…
Costco is going to stop stocking Chilean sea bass. Thank/blame Greenpeace miamiherald.com/2011/03/0…
The Reds, formerly known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, become the first team in Major League history to host a night game. The game was played at Crosley Field with the Reds beating the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1, before 20,422 fans on May 24, 1935. cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/c…
From 1871 - 1882 the Atlanta Braves were the Boston Red Stockings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
The Boston Red Sox only began wearing red socks after Boston's older National League team, the former Red Stockings, dropped red from their uniforms because their manager wrongly feared red dye posed a health risk en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bos…
As WWII ended, there was a nylon stocking shortage and as a result, riots broke out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyl…
The Chicago Cubs were originally known as the "White Stockings", then the "Anson's Colts", then after releasing their manager of 22 years, were referred to as the "Chicago Orphans" and weren't the "Cubs" until 1902 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…

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