Whether you prefer it skinny, slim, loose, classic or distressed, you’ll notice that denim jeans generally have nine basic features that have remained unchanged for about 150 years. They have belt loops, a waistband, button, back yoke, coin pocket, front and back pockets, fly, and rivets.
While we all know the function of each detail, most of us don’t know what those small, copper tiny buttons are for.
We probably dismiss or just consider them a part of the jeans’ pocket design, but those rivets are not there for aesthetic reasons only—they have an interesting history, and they do serve a purpose.
The Gold Rush began when gold was found in California back in 1848. Needless to say, the miners wanted to be able to work without worrying about their “waist overalls.” They wanted clothes that were durable.
Apparently, the miners complained a lot about how quickly their pants wore out, especially the pockets, which always easily ripped at the seam.
One of Leob or Levi Strauss’ customers, Jacob Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nevada, finally thought of using metal fasteners to hold the pockets and the jeans together. He discovered that the copper rivets can help reinforce the stress points of the pants that tended to tear.
His riveted pants soon became popular in Reno.
Of course, Davis wanted to patent the idea to protect his invention. Unfortunately, the man didn’t have enough funds for it. In 1872, Davis wrote to Strauss and offered him a deal. Strauss and his partners accepted, proceeded with the necessary legal work, and began producing copper-riveted jeans since then.
Davis’ invention was patented on May 20, 1873. He also became Strauss’ production manager.
Thanks to these guys and those rivets, a pair of jeans can last a very long time.
10 Questions a Guy Should Never Ask a Girl
Ever wonder why the girl you’ve been chasing after suddenly gives you the cold shoulder? Try to remember what you asked her before that.
It's plain common sense to know that there are just some things you never ask a girl if you don't want to get on her bad side. It's actually smart to tread carefully when dealing with a woman, lest you be called a jerk or a Neanderthal. There's really no way to tell whether the question you plan to ask her will tick her off or will make her think that you're actually one of the nicest guys in the planet.
If you don't want to have a girl disappear on you again, avoid asking questions that will get her pissed and send her running as fast as she can towards the other direction. So the next time you plan to ask her something, think twice. Or maybe a hundred times even. Also, we've compiled a few of them queries you should never ask her:
10. Is your sister hot?
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He loved pigeons; he liked to take care of them and nurse injured ones back to health.
Nikola Tesla was a brilliant inventor and electrical engineer who was one of history’s greatest physicists.
He is recognized for his outstanding contribution in science, but there are facts about him that remain untold.
Tesla was known for developing alternating current or AC and his work became a foundation for wireless communications, lighting, X-rays and radar, among many others. Here are some interesting things about Tesla that you may not have probably known.
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Okay, this looks gross…
If you have a chance to be reincarnated and the only option for you is to be reborn as a sea creature, you would definitely not choose to be a sea cucumber, which looks like a lump of intestine crawling around the sea floor.
It's not the prettiest thing and spends its life eating up algae, very small aquatic animals, and waste products, and then breaking down its particles to recycle back to the ocean's ecosystem.
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