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  1. A legally blind hoarder whose son had not been seen for 20 years was found to have been living with his corpse. His fully clothed skeleton was found in a room filled with cobwebs and garbage, and she reported thinking that he had simply moved out.

  2. People during the American Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s were encouraged to march in their finest clothes so as to reframe the very idea of what a disrupter looked like.

  3. In 2016, it was discovered that Beyonce's "Empower Women" clothing line was made by women sweat shop labourers working on less than £5 a day.

  4. Steve Comisar, who sold a 'solar-powered clothes dryer' for $39.99. Customers would then receive a clothesline.

  5. Principal Akbar Cook installed a free fully-stocked laundry room at school because students with dirty clothes were bullied and missing 3-5 days of school per month. Attendance rose 10%.

  6. Dr. Mary Walker, an abolitionist, suffragist, surgeon, and the only female Medal of Honor recipient. She advocated for women to wear what they wanted. She’d often get arrested for wearing men's clothes, though she insisted "I don't wear men's clothes, I wear my own clothes."

  7. A nurse wanted to know if her farts were contaminating equipment in the lab. The doctor and a microbiologist tested the hypothesis by having a colleague fart clothed then naked onto two Petri dishes. The conclusion was that clothing acts as a filter, but naked farts can cause contamination.

  8. Edgar Allan Poe died after being found wandering around Baltimore dirty, delirious and wearing somebody else's clothes. He was never coherent enough to explain how he came to be in such a condition before he died

  9. Parts of Africa no longer want your clothing donations. The vast amount of these imports have devastated local clothing industries and led the region to rely far too heavily on the West.

  10. A passenger was turned away from two flights because he was wearing 10 layers of clothing to avoid extra luggage fees

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I looked at the country of origin label in almost every single item of clothing I own

clothing fact data chart about Two Weeks Worth of my Husband's Laundry, by Type of Clothing
Two Weeks Worth of my Husband's Laundry, by Type of Clothing, June 2019

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Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, I Love You, Man, etc) wore a Superman cape underneath his clothing until he was 13, "just in case there was trouble."

When washing clothes with modern detergent, cold water is just as effective as warm water, while using 75% less energy

How British Cmdr Terence Otway, wanting to be sure his men wouldn’t leak the D-Day plans, tested them by sending 30 pretty members of the Women’s Aux. Air Force in civilian clothes to the local pubs with instructions to do all they could try and get the info, but none of the men fell for it.

In the US a check does not need to be written on a bank check. It can be written on anything (including clothing) and legally be cashed as long as it includes the proper information.

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, flour manufacturers saw women turning their flour sacks into clothing, diapers, dish cloths, and more, so they started packing their flour in pretty patterns.

John Quincy Adams would go skinny dipping in the Potomac River every morning. Anne Royall, the first female journalist to ever score an interview with a president, discovered Adams skinny dipping one morning and hid his clothing until he agreed to talk to her.

Several significant inventions predated the wheel by thousands of years: sewing needles, woven cloth, rope, basket weaving, boats and even the flute.

In 2016 Beyoncé launched a clothing range aimed at "supporting and inspiring" women. A month later it was revealed female sweatshop workers were being paid less than $1 an hour to make the clothing

Steve Comisar sold 'Solar Powered Clothes Drier' in national magazines for $49.95 each. Customers received a length of ordinary clothesline.

Personal hygiene by Yugioh players got so bad, they had to make an official rule in the rule book banning wearing dirty clothes as a strategy to distract the opponent (in tournament play).

The luftwaffe planted buoys in the english channel for downed pilots to survive in, containing food, alcohol, clothing and games.

A "macaroni", as mentioned in Yankee Doodle, refers to a 1700s trend wherein some men would dress up in ridiculously over the top clothing and speak in a gender-ambiguous manner. The name came from young men who had toured Italy referring to fashionable things as "very macaroni".

About vanity sizing, which is the practice of assigning smaller sizes to clothing to flatter customers and encourage sales. For example, a Sears dress with a 32 inch (81 cm) bust was labeled a size 14 in the 1930s, a size 8 in the 1960s, and a size 0 in the 2010s.

Romans weaved asbestos fibers into a cloth-like material that was then sewn into tablecloths and napkins. These cloths were cleaned by throwing them into a blistering fire, from which they came out unharmed and whiter than when they went in.

Samurai wore clothes dyed with indigo because it makes them antibacterial, flame resistant up to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit, and repels odor and dirt.

A man in India developed low cost sanitary pads for the rural women because they were so expensive. The purpose of his feat was to prevent his wife from using dirty clothes. His name is Arunachalam Muruganantham and Bollywood recently made a movie called "Padman" inspired by his story.

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.

Princess Pauline von Metternich and Countess Anastasia Kielmannsegg fought a topless duel with swords in August 1892 after arguing about flower arrangements. Baroness Lubinska, who had a medical degree, insisted they fight topless so clothing couldn’t get into a wound and cause sepsis.

Steve Comisar: a man who sold "solar powered clothes dryers" for $49.95 in national magazines. Unsuspecting customers would receive a length of clothes line.

An Islamic religious authority blamed women who dress immodestly for causing earthquakes. In response a blogger organized Boobquake, an event where 200,000 women wore immodest clothing in a light-hearted scientific experiment to produce an earthquake.

During the Great Depression people often made clothes out of feed sacks. Seeing this, distributors started to print their feed sacks with different colours and patterns to help people remain at least somewhat fashionable.

Because of the austerity measures following the war, Queen Elizabeth had to use clothing ration coupons to pay for her wedding dress. She was given hundreds of clothing coupons by brides-to-be to help her, but she had to return the coupon gifts as it was illegal to transfer them.

In the middle ages some kings had clothes made from "Salamander fur" which were completely fire-proof and bright white. The name likely comes from the common belief that Salamanders were "born from fire". The clothes were actually made out of asbestos.

Tracksuits, particularly Adidas, are so popular in Russia because after the fall of the Soviet Union, cheap tracksuit clothing flooded the Russian market. The Russian people, who were unaware of western fashion norms, loved the comfortable and cheap clothing, leading to huge popularity.

There’s a town in Amsterdam called Hogeway where most of the residents suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s. It has cameras monitoring residents every hour of every day, caretakers posing in street clothes, and only one door in and out of town, all designed to keep the community safe.

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My clothes dryer's eco mode does save a bit of energy compared to the normal mode - or, it's not the dirty liar, I am