The "fly" in a pair of trousers refers to the flap of clothing covering the opening, and not the zipper itself. For tailors, a fly is any flap of clothing that covers an opening in a garment. courant.com/ctnow/hc-word…
The zipper brand, YKK, makes everything they use in their production processes, in-house. From the machines they use to make their zippers, to smelting their own brass - they even make the boxes they ship their zippers in. slate.com/business/2012/0…
There is a recording of President of United States Lyndon B. Johnson ordering pants, asking for enough waist for 10-15 lbs of weight change each month, an extra inch "from where the zipper ends...back to my bunghole." to "let out...down where your nuts hang." youtube.com/watch?v=S3GT9…
Zippers are the leading cause of penile injuries minnpost.com/second-opini…
The zipper on many jeans will lock in place if you fold the tab down and press it against the teeth. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Women's clothing has the zipper on the left side to account for a (right-handed)assistant to help dress them. reference.com/world-view/…
The original 1851 zipper design was called the 'Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure', but was expensive and problematic. The next was called the 'Seperable fastener', but it was the 1913 β€˜hookless fastening devise’ which lead to "The Zipper" in 1922. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip…
Men's and women's buttons and zippers are placed on opposite sides because, historically, men have always dressed themselves and are mostly right handed and women who wore ornate clothing had assistants to help them dress. reference.com/beauty-fash…
Zippers made by YKK (half of all zippers on Earth) are locked in place when they are pointing down and will only move when pointing forward or up news.com.au/lifestyle/rea…
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-…
Will Dean, founder of the Tough Mudder, created the race after his wetsuit zipper got stuck during a triathlon & racers around him weren't willing to sacrifice the time it would have cost to stop and help. He wanted something where teamwork & accomplishment were more important than winning. forbes.com/sites/dansimon…
To create an authentic fantasy setting in the KrΓΆd MΓ€ndoon pilot episode "Wench Trouble", costumes were built without zippers or velcro and weapons were built by an ancient weapon replica specialist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wen…
Today I learned about YKK (The zipper company which probably made the zipper on the pants and jacket that you're wearing right now) which sold approximately 9.5 billion zippers in 2017. ykk.com/english/corporate…
Dolphins and other marine mammals can roll their tongues into straw-like shapes, complete with zipper-like projections, to drink their mother's milk while also immersed in a liquid whalefacts.org/dolphin-mi…
One Japanese Company (YKK) Makes Half Of The World's Zippers slate.com/articles/busine…
There's a zipper truck on the Golden Gate Bridge that shifts the median from one lane to another to increase traffic flow in either direction. youtube.com/watch?v=aVKcR…
Today I learned about the "Battle of the Fly": in 1937 zippers replaced buttons on men's trousers as the superior idea in men's fashion. esquire.com/style/mens-fa…
Today I learned about Road Zippers, which are specialized trucks that move concrete barriers to adjust lanes to accommodate traffic patterns. youtu.be/-MeQnStAH0U
The leading zipper brand, YKK, was fined $150 million euros for running not one, but four zipper price-fixing cartels. europa.eu/rapid/press-rel…
Around 1,700 men per year in the United States alone end up in the emergency room due to "zipper-related genital injuries." nbcnews.com/id/51248766/n…
The term 'zipper' was coined by B F Goodrich and NASA once used zippers for spacesuits bbc.com/future/story/2017…
Barrier Transfer Machines aka Zippers allow the size of roads to be adjusted each day for the size of rush hour traffic youtu.be/dl0Q2bDnBUc?t=28…
Cracker Jack, Cream of Wheat, Juicy Fruit, Quaker Oats, Shredded Wheat, Pabst Blue Ribbon, elongated coins, spray paint, Phosphorescent lamps, and a zipper precursor were all introduced at the Columbian Expo in Chicago in 1893 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wor…
Giant "zipper" trucks move the lanes of certain highways everyday en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
A study by the Minnesota DOT determined that late merging (zipper merge) reduces traffic by up to 40%. dot.state.mn.us/zippermer…
A North Korean man made up his mind to defect after he saw government propaganda showing protesting South Koreans. One of the protesters had a jacket with a zipper and a pen in his pocket both unheard of luxuries in the Korea. blogs.gonomad.com/readupo…
That the zipper company YKK produces everything in-house, including its zipper-manufacturing machines and shipping boxes. slate.com/articles/busine…
A fly is not the zipper itself, but the flap of cloth concealing the zipper! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly…
The YKK on my zipper stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha (which means Yoshida Company Limited). They make 7 billion zippers each year. slate.com/articles/busine…
Germans Have a Word for Zipper-Style Traffic Merging: Reißverschlusssystem slate.com/blogs/lexicon_v…
Some zippers (mostly those on trousers) lock themselves when their handle is folded down to prevent unintended opening en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip…
Upon coming to a construction zone on a four lane highway where one lane is closed, it's better to have a "zipper merge" than all cars move to the non-construction lane. blogs.cars.com/kickingtir…
One Japanese company, ykk or Waikeikei GurΕ«pu, manufactures 90% of all zippers in the world. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Y…
Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last carnival scene of Grease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Why zippers have YKK on them. The YKK stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaaisha. This company makes 90% of all zippers. They not only make zippers, they also make the machine to make zippers. They have over 206 factories in 52 countries. The largest in Georgia makes 7 million zippers a day!
Escalator, Zipper and Heroin (among others) were trademark names that are now generic terms en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
The original patent for Levi's, featured a crotch rivet below the zipper. This was on the pants until the 1940s, when Walter Haas, then president of Levi's, had an uncomfortable encounter caused by standing too close to a fire while wearing his copper rivets. andrews.edu/~wkunze/germa…
The band Squirrel Nut Zippers was named after a candy manufactured in 1926, and that the candy itself was named after a popular Prohibition Era drink made with tequila, Grand Marnier, and cream. candyfavorites.com/unzipp…
The Golden Gate Bridge didn't have a dividing barrier between the two directions of traffic, and in recent years a movable median barrier system aka a "road zipper" was installed youtube.com/watch?v=iIiZT…
If traffic is already congested, then merging late from a closing lane actually reduces back-ups and increases traffic flow. Done safely, the "zipper method" of merging lessens roadway congestion. dot.state.mn.us/trafficen…
The YKK on zippers is the trade mark of the company that manufactures 90% of the zippers in the world. I dare you to read this and not look at your zipper. todayifoundout.com/index.…
In 1990 a team of urologists published a paper titled, "Acute management of the zipper-entrapped penis." sciencedirect.com/science…
Most plastic zippers don't have individual "teeth." Each side of the the zipper is one continuous coil of plastic. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coi…
The zipper on your trousers has a built-in lock to prevent it opening accidentally. Unless the "handle" is up it won't move. youtube.com/watch?v=FztgK…
The bump on a zipper slider is called a locking pin and helps the zipper stay put when pressed flat by nestling the pin between the teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zip…
Most zippers in the world have the inscription YKK on them, because the largest producer of zippers in the world is a japanese company called Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which makes about 7 million zippers a day. home.howstuffworks.com/ho…
90% of all zippers in the world are produced by one company. Look down at your zipper; chances are it's imprinted with this company's name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YKK…
There was a Zip-Maker "cartel" comprised of German, British and Japanese zipper companies designed to fix worldwide zipper prices and share resources. The German company eventually ratted them all out and the companies were fined a combined 328 million Euros. reuters.com/article/2007/…
The YKK on a zipper is an abbreviation for a Japanese zipper company called Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, which has about half the world's zipper business. ssl.marketplace.org/topic…
The second button inside many pants next to the zipper is called a "French fly" and helps the fly sit flat when sitting. burdastyle.com/techniques…

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