Saturday, February 7, 2009

January 30 - buttons

Have you ever wondered why the buttons on men's clothes are done up on the opposite side to ladies clothes? It's because they were invented at the time when men carried swords and had duels with each other. In a rush to defend himself the guy could undo his jacket with the left hand and unsheath his sword with the right.

So now we know. I wonder how that worked for anyone who was left handed?

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