In 2005, Costco sent out a recall notice for punching bags that were filled with used men and women's underwear instead of sand. Everyone that purchased the bag got a replacement and a shipping label to return the bag. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Today I learned of "temple garment", also referred to as Mormon underwear, which is a type of underwear worn by some members of the Latter Day Saint church, both day and night as a symbolic reminder of the covenants made in temple ceremonies and as a source of protection from the evils of the world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tem…
1964 Presidential runner Barry Goldwater sparked a national fad in 1947 with "Antsy Pants", men's underwear covered with red ants. newspapers.com/clip/15188…
Today I learned of Arthur du Mosch, who had a wild leopard leap in the bed of his sleeping family trying to eat his pet cat. Clad in only underwear, he wrestled the leopard and pinned him down until help arrived. "I held him like that for about 20 minutes and talked to him in Dutch. I have a way with animals". cbsnews.com/news/israeli-…
Former Russian president Yeltsin got drunk and wandered into the streets of Washington DC in his underwear, trying to get a pizza. history.com/news/bill-cli…
There was a Victoria's Secret "The Perfect Body" ad that sparked controversy in 2014 because it featured thin underwear-clad female models who all had the same figure. A petition asking the company to apologize for their "harmful marketing campaign" reached nearly 10,000 signatures. foxnews.com/entertainment…
Today I learned of Edward Jones, a teenager who broke into Buckingham Palace multiple times in 1838-1841. The first time he was only 14-years-old and managed to steal some of Queen Victoria’s underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Today I learned about Burusura, a sexualized attraction to the underwear or school uniforms of girls. Burusura shops sell these uniforms and socks, swimsuits, sanitary napkins and tampons. Only in 2004 Japan put restrictions to the purchases and sales of used underwear and saliva of people under 18. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
On a visit to the US Russian President Boris Yeltsin was found smashed on Pennsylvania Ave. by SS Agents, wearing only his underwear as he yelled for a taxi so he could get a pizza. Twice. history.com/.amp/news/bil…
There is a Finnish-based, mostly antisocial form of drinking culture, in which the alcoholic consumes alcohol drinks at home in as little clothing as possible, mainly in underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Today I learned of the time a 59-year-old Louisiana man was captured by South Koreans after trying to cross the Civilian Control Line into North Korea. When questioned, he claimed he was going to "help resolve tensions on the Korean Peninsula." All he packed for his heroic escapade was extra underwear. cbsnews.com/news/south-ko…
There used to be a sport called Ferret-legging, where a ferret is trapped in a contestant’s pants, while not wearing underwear. howtheyplay.com/misc/The-…
In the 1930s, Katherine Hepburn preferred wearing dungarees on set during filming. The RKO publicity department asked her to stop wearing them. She refused. The next day, they were missing. She walked around in her underwear until they were returned. theguardian.com/film/2003…
Today I learned about the Dyatlov Pass incident where in 1959, 9 experienced hikers mysteriously died in the freezing Ural Mountains after fleeing their tent. Most were in their underwear, 1 had a fractured skull, another had tongue and eyes missing. Circumstances remain a mystery to this day. cnn.com/2019/02/04/europe…
Today I learned about "Burusera" or the sexualized attraction to the underwear or uniforms of young women. In Japan burusera shops used to be common and schoolgirls once openly participated in the sale of their used clothing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bur…
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, women turned their flour sacks into into dresses, underwear, towels, curtains, quilts, and other household necessities. So flour companies started packing their flour in bags with pretty patterns. slate.com/human-interest/…
Today I learned about Ferret-legging: a sport originating in England in which contestants put live ferrets down their pants, while not wearing underwear. The contestant that can handle the ferret’s sharp teeth on their groin the longest, wins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fer…
The Air Force recently invented underwear for fighter pilots that automatically detects urine and flushes it into a sack where it freezes the urine for disposal after the flight, solving a major problem of inflight peeing. popularmechanics.com/mili…
Today I learned of Mother Featherlegs, a prostitute from Wyoming named so for her frilly lace underwear. She was murdered by her partner "Dangerous Dick" Davis in 1879. There is a monument to her near Lusk, WY - called the the only monument in the United States to a prostitute. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mot…
George Lucas told Carrie Fisher not to wear a bra under her white dress in Star Wars A New Hope "because nobody wears underwear in Space". syfy.com/syfywire/how_geo…
A woman walked 10,000 miles by herself through Asia and Australia. She carried underwear, a pocketknife, antibiotics, tea-tree oil, a solar-powered charger, a beacon, a BlackBerry, a satellite phone, Crocs, a compass, an emergency stash of amphetamines, and pink pajamas. nytimes.com/2014/09/28/ma…
Alex Trebek sleeps naked. In 2011, a burglar broke into his hotel room where Trebek and his wife were sleeping. Alex put on a pair of underwear and chased the burglar before he tore his Achilles tendon during the chase. foxnews.com/entertainment…
MLB umpires are required by rule to wear only black underwear in the event that they split their pants. makegamedayeveryday.com/n…
Purchase trends of men's underwear can detect economic slowdown or recovery from an economic slump en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
Due to the heat and uncomfortable nature of her catsuit, Scarlett Johansson didn't wear any underwear while filming scenes for The Avengers marvelcinematicuniverse.f…
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…
Today I learned of Zhang JingΒ­chuan, a Chinese mountaineer who survived a taliban execution at a 13,000-foot base camp. He knocked an attacker, hid barefoot in his underwear for an hour in a ravine, snuck back in a tent to get a jacket and a satellite phone, hiked to safety and called the local emergency line mensjournal.com/features/…
Kindergartners in Siberia run outside in their underwears and dump freezing water over themselves to strengthen their immune systems. siberiantimes.com/healtha…
MLB umpires must where black underwear in case their pants split. factoiddroid.com/Baseball…
Today I learned of the MUI, or Men's Underwear Index, an unconventional economic indicator championed by former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan. It measures how well the economy is doing based on the sales of men’s underwear. investopedia.com/terms/m/…
Briefs have been blamed for negatively affecting semen analysis, since they may interfere with the cooling of the testes. A study in the October 1998 Journal of Urology, for example, concluded that underwear type is unlikely to have a significant effect on male fertility. brucegilbertmd.com/wp-con…
β€œKalsarikΓ€nnit” or β€œpΓ€ntsdrunk” is a Finnish word that means β€œdrinking at home, alone, in your underwear.” In 2017, Finland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs released two underwear-clad emojis to promote the cultural concept to foreigners. vinepair.com/booze-news/p…
In Finland, the word 'kalsarikΓ€nnit' means to get drunk at home, alone, in your underwear. finland.fi/emoji/kalsarik…
Today I learned about LeMarcus Thompson, an underwear manufacturer from Indiana, who invented the roller coaster as a way to keep Americans away from saloons, brothels and other sordid forms of entertainment. youtube.com/watch?v=he0ay…
There are a class of people in Japan referred to as Cyber Homeless who live at cyber cafes because they are a cheaper alternative than an apartment. The cafes offer free showers and sell underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Net…
In 1838 a man started celebrity stalking Queen Victoria, breaking into Buckingham Palace multiple times and stealing the Queen’s underwear bbc.com/news/uk-wales-123…
Russian polar scientists at Vostok Station, coldest place on Earth, have a tradition called 200 Club. They take a sauna heated up to 120Β°C (248Β°F) and then run outside into -80Β°C (-112Β°F) wearing nothing but underwear and flip-flops, experiencing a quick temperature change of 200 degrees Celsius en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300…
Marci Klein, the SNL producer, is the daughter of Calvin Klein. She was in the unenviable position of seeing her father's name on her dates' underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, ended up in front of the White House drunk and in his underwear because he wanted to go get pizza. After being escorted back to the Blair House and getting his pizza, Yeltsin tried to do it again the next night. history.com/news/bill-cli…
Franz Liszt’s concerts created such a frenzy that it was called Lisztomania. People would throw their gloves and underwear at him and fight to get broken piano strings from his concerts to make them into jewellery. npr.org/2011/10/22/141617…
When Peter Sutcliffe, aka the Yorkshire Ripper responsible for 13 murders, was arrested, police found he was wearing a v-neck sweater as underwear with his legs going through each sleeve. weirdisland.co.uk/people/…
Until 2001, Disney actors had to wear communal underwear and weren't allowed to have their own. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
To get revenge on fellow Boy Scouts who bullied him, a Tokyo resident mailed more than 500 boxes of soggy, smelly garbage including old underwear and rotten tea leaves to his tormentors, writing a random destination as the address with the bully's return address in order to escape detection. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The initial release of Sticky Fingers featured a real zipper on the cover β€” when you pulled it down, you saw the model’s underwear nypost.com/2015/06/06/so-…
Byron Moreno the controversial referee of FIFA 2002 world cup match between South Korea vs Italy was arrested in 2010 while trying to smuggle 6 kilo(over 13 pounds) of heroin in his underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byr…
Swedish peace group erected a sign to keep the Russian submarines out of their border - it displays an animated sailor in underwear thrusting his hips with a morse code that broadcasts: "This way if you are gay." edition.cnn.com/2015/05/1…
For around 6 months following its opening, Disneyland had a lingerie store on Main Street USA. Guests could buy intimate apparel and watch a presentation on the history of women’s underwear, hosted by an animatronic known as the β€œWizard of Bras”. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
A 14 year old boy broke into Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace while disguised as a chimney sweep then ran off with her underwear. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
On August 14 1945, more than 1,000 Japanese officers raided the Imperial palace to destroy the recording of the Emperor's speech of surrender. Confused by the layout of the palace, the rebels never found the recording. It was later smuggled outside in basket of women's underwear for broadcast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyo…

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