A number of roman era wooden tablets were found in Hadrian's wall in 1973. They contain correspondence of soldiers stationed there, including a birthday invitation written by a woman and a letter from a soldier's mom, telling him that she sents new pairs of underpants and socks petersommer.com/blog/arch…
During the 1956 Olympic torch relay, veterinary student Barry Larkin tricked onlookers by carrying a fake torch made of a chair leg, a pudding can, and flaming underpants. He managed to hand it over to the mayor of Sydney who gave a speech without realizing it was a hoax. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
A man endured 440 days drifting across the Pacific Ocean until he was found in the Marshall Islands in 2013, emaciated and wearing only his underpants, having swum ashore. bbc.com/news/world-latin-…
Captain Underpants has twice topped the list of banned books in America businessinsider.com/why-c…
A pair of Elvis Presley's underpants, unwashed and still soiled with stains, were sold at auction for up to Β£10,000 bbc.com/news/uk-england-m…
In the 1956 Melbourne olympics, veterinary student Barry Larkin protested against the relay, carrying a fake flame, consisting of a pair of underpants set on fire in a plum pudding can, attached to a chair leg. Successfully handing it to the Mayor of Sydney and escaping unnoticed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oly…
The sanitary pad belt industry collapsed after the invention of the self-adhesive sanitary pad in the early 1970s. Prior to this, a variety of methods were employed to hold pads in place, including special belts, suspenders and complicated underpants. mum.org/staynet72.htm
During the 1956 Olympic flame relay in Sydney, a man pretended to be the torch-bearer by using a chair leg as torch with underpants set on fire. wikipedia.org/wiki/1956_O…
Putting socks on before underpants in the morning reduces chance of jock itch, as it is often caused by transfer of athlete's foot (tinea). drugs.com/cg/jock-itch-af…
There is a Captain Underpants movie to be released in 2017 starring Kevin Hart, Ed Helms and Jordan Peele. m.imdb.com/title/tt209125…
In the twelfth and final Captain Underpants book, one of the series' main characters, Harold, is revealed to be gay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Dav Pilkey sends out an exclusive newsletter for students who write in that they were in trouble for shouting a phrase from one of his Captain Underpants books. yumpu.com/en/document/vie…
Harold in 'Captain Underpants and the Sensational Sag of Sir Stinks-A-Lot' grows up and marries a man theguardian.com/books/201…
A man protested against the 1956 olympic torch relay by carrying a fake flame, consisting of a pair of underpants set on fire in a plum pudding can, attached to a chair leg. He tricked onlookers and even handed it to the Mayor of Sydney, Pat Hills before escaping without being noticed onlymelbourne.com.au/melb…
The Underpants Gnomes from South Park (1998) started the common internet meme/business process of Step 1: task, Step 2: ???, Step 3: Profit!! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gno…
In the twelfth "Captain Underpants" children's novel, it was quietly revealed that one of the main characters, Harold Hutchins, was gay. eonline.com/news/694284/c…
According to objective educational standards, Twilight is a lower reading comprehension level than Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People...by an entire grade level.

The Lexile Framework for Reading is an internationally used measuring system that determines the reading level of books, article etc. and the reading comprehension level of students kindergarten-12th grade. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexile

http://www.lexile.com

The scale goes from 0L to 2000L

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer is a 720L-lower than the range considered appropriate for 5th grade students (730L-850L)

Captain Underpants, at 850L, falls at the top of the range for fifth grade readers.

Among other books...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar-460L

The Lorax-560L

Twilight-720L

Where the Wild Things Are-740L

The Catcher in the Rye-790L

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-810L

Captain Underpants-850L

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone-880L

Stardust by Neil Gaiman-970L

The Hobbit-1000L

Kafka's Metamorphosis-1320L

Scarlett Letter-1340L

The Taming of the Shrew-1340L

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The American Library Association reported that The Captain Underpants(Series) was one of the most frequently challenged books of 2012 and that some schools even banned it stating that it was, "Encouraging children to disobey authority". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Saddam Hussein once graced the cover of the Sun with a picture of him in his underpants telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
While drunk Boris Yeltsin (the former Russian president) once tried to hail taxi outside White House in his underpants so he could go out for a pizza. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
A drunk Boris Yeltsin tried to hail a taxi outside the White House in his underpants-to get a pizza telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
During the 1956 Olympic torch relay, a man ran into Sydney, Australia, and presented the mayor with a fake torch made of a chair leg and flaming underpants. The mayor did not notice and launched into his prepared speech. onlymelbourne.com.au/olym…
A Captain Underpants movie is set to be released in 2017 and will have Ed Helms voicing Captain Underpants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
An Australian student tricked olympic torch relay onlookers by carrying a fake flame, consisting of a pair of underpants set on fire in a plum pudding can, attached to a chair leg (in 1956) web.archive.org/web/20080…
In 2012, "Captain Underpants" merited more complaints to be banned than "Fifty Shades of Grey" ala.org/bbooks/frequently…
Astronaut Don Pettit discovered a way to grow plants in space using used underpants and stitching in some Russian toilet paper to create warmer environment for seeds to sprout. nasa.gov/vision/space/liv…
In the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, a man protested against the torch relay by carrying a fake flame, consisting of a pair of underpants set on fire in a plum pudding can, attached to a chair leg. He successfully managed to hand over the fake flame to the mayor of Sydney. web.archive.org/web/20080…
The Captain Underpants series is 13 on the top 100 banned books list of 2000-2009 ala.org/ala/issuesadvocac…
Captain Underpants is Jewish. adherents.com/lit/comics/…
In 2001 The Ig Nobel Prize in biology was given to Buck Weimer for inventing air-tight underpants that filter bad smelling gasses through a charcoal filter. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
Barry Larkin made Sydney believe his burning underpants were the Olympic Flame en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
A student hoaxed the Summer Olympics in 1956, by carrying the olympic torch, made out of a wooden chair leg that was painted silver, with a plum pudding can on top which was filled with a pair of underpants soaked in kerosene en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Che Guevara "once wore a pair of underpants for two months, and then gleefully won a bet that they would stand up by themselves. " guardian.co.uk/film/2011/…
A pair of flying underpants caused an accident on the German Autobahn news.excite.com/odd/artic…
In 1956 an Australian student successfully snuck into the Olympic Torch Relay carrying a wooden chair leg topped with flaming underpants. independent.co.uk/sport/o…
In 2012, a pair of Elvis' soiled underpants went up for auction and were expected to fetch up to Β£10,000. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
An Australian, Barry Larkin, ran the Olympic torch relay with a fake torch made from a chair leg, a pudding can and a pair of underpants en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…

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