Napoleon Bonaparte is shown posing with his hand in his waistcoat because Jacques-Louis David painted him that way in several portraits to make him look more stately. The pose dates back to Greek statesman Aeschines who believed speaking with an arm outside your tunic was bad manners. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han…
In traditional Mongolian weddings, still practised in remote areas, the groom is attired as a warrior and armed with bow and arrows, wearing a sky blue tunic with a black-trimmed red overskirt, and goes to the home of the bride on horseback, accompanied by four or five men taiwantoday.tw/news.php?u…
Today I learned about griding your loins. A method of quickly altering your clothing (tunics primarily) in order to have more freedom of movement for demanding labor or combat. artofmanliness.com/articl…
In the 19th century, the bright red tunics worn by British infantry regiments proved to be a liability, exacerbated by the white cross straps which formed an X on the soldier's chest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (IE Mounties) don't actually wear the red tunic or the Campaign hat when they're doing day to day stuff, apparently they dress like regular cops these days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Early Romans thought that trousers were 'effeminate' -they much preferred their manlier tunics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
The lady who painted over Jesus in Spain, turning it into a monkey in a tunic (Ecco Homo) has a lawyer, and is demanding money from the church, for her cut of the increased donations since her "restoration". techdirt.com/articles/201…
Ancient Romans wrote graffiti like "Restituta, take off your tunic, please, and show us your hairy privates" all over Pompeii
In ancient Rome members of different social classes were distinguished by their tunics. For example, plebeians wore tunics made of low-quality, coarse fabric, whereas patricians wore tunics made of linen or wool. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cul…
The "Command" color used in Star Trek: the Original Series was actually lime-green and not yellow. Fabric of normal tunic made it appear yellow under studio lighting. ottens.co.uk/forgottentre…
Paul Newman turned down a role in Ben-Hur (1959) because he said he didn't have the legs to wear a tunic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pau…
Costume changes during the third season of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation', resulted in the "Picard Maneuver" – the name given to Patrick Stewart's habit of tugging his uniform tunic down. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Girding your loins is pretty easy. It involves lifting the hem of your tunic and then tucking it into your belt or tying it in a knotβ€”basically turning a dress into a pair of shorts. artofmanliness.com/2014/1…
Cato the Elder(a notoriously uptight grouch) expelled a man from the roman senate for embracing his wife in public and in front of their daughter. Cato went on to say that he never hugs his own wife, except during thunderstorms, and added that "thunderstorms make him a really happy man" penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
When the Sea Squirt or Tunicate becomes an adult, it sticks to a rock for the rest of its life. As it only needs to eat and reproduce by self-fertilisation, it eats or reabsorbs it's sense organs and nervous system as it no longer needs them. 3quarksdaily.com/3quarksd…
Today I learned of the Giant Pyrosome; a β€œfree-floating, colonial tunicate that is made of thousands of identical clones, together forming a hollow cylindrical structure that can be 60 feet (18 m) long and wide enough for a person to enter” oceana.org/marine-life/co…
Tunicates are more closely related to humans than invertebrates like squid. Tunicates belong to the Phylum Chordata seacoastonline.com/articl…
Sea Squirts (also known as tunicates) have locomotion abilities only in their larval stage. They travel around for a good place to settle. Once they find their place in the world, they have no need to think about exploring anymore, so they eat their own brains. goodheartextremescience.w…
The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed to bachelors who couldn't sew or replace buttons. manmadediy.com/2685-the-s…
Bachelor parties aren't a recent innovation, but date as far back as the 5th century B.C., and originated with the ancient Spartans content.time.com/time/art…
Today I learned of rank 'Admiral of the Navy' - the highest possible rank in the navy and currently one of the two highest possible operational ranks in the United States Armed Forces. It has only been awarded to one person - George Dewey en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adm…
; that some animals do not have red hemoglobin blood or blue hemocyanin blood, instead they have Vanadium in the place of iron and copper in the form of green Hemovanadin. It is found in sea squirts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van…
During the Inquisition the accused had to wear clothing called 'Sanbenitos' which depicted their punishment. (i.e. Flames upward meant they were to be burnt at the stake) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…

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