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50 Underwear Questions by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
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Jan 30, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: humor, children-s-non-fiction
Read in January, 2012

Did you know that in the 1500's noblemen wore pads under their tights to enhance their calves? They wanted to look like King Henry VIII who was known for his way with women. Imagine if you couldn't fit through a doorway because your underwear was too wide. Women in the 1740's had hinges on the wooden or metal frames they wore under their skirts. That way they could lift the structures up under their armpits and squeeze through doorways. 50 Underwear Questions presents a brief history of the world by discussing, you guessed it...underwear. Everything from missionaries to women's liberation to globalization is covered, all through the lens of underwear. The author even gives activities like making your own hoop skirt or tying a loin cloth from your grandmother's shaw. This book is bound to get laughs while teaching the reader a thing or two. It's amazing what we do for fashion!

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