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The History of the Humble Trucker Hat

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The History of the Humble Trucker Hat

Trucker hats  for men have been mainstream fashion now since the early 2000’s and they’re still going strong with the trend showing no signs of running out of steam just yet, but where did the trucker cap come from and how did it end up becoming a wardrobe essential of so many young urbanites? Originally the trucker hat was given away as a promotional item by companies in rural America to workers. From the local animal feed store to tractor companies – hence the ubiquitous John Deere caps – the mesh hats were seen an ideal way of promoting their...

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History and Origin of Hats

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History and Origin of Hats

Hat is a covering for the head. Hats are worn for various reasons, from fashion to protection, for ceremonies and rituals, for women and men. They were markings of a class to which a wearer belonged and are used to differentiate nationalities, branches and ranks in military. One of the first images that show a hat, is a painting in a Thebes tomb. It depicts a man that wears a conical hat made of straw. Pileus appeared also very early and it was a simple skull cap. When in Ancient Greece and Rome a slave was freed, he was given...

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“Does Your Mama Know About Me?”: Tommy Chong’s Late-’60s Motown Hit

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“Does Your Mama Know About Me?”: Tommy Chong’s Late-’60s Motown Hit

“Does Your Mama Know About Me?”: Tommy Chong’s Late-’60s Motown Hit Before he paired up with Cheech Marin to become one-half of the popular 70s comic duo Cheech & Chong, Tommy Chong had already experienced quite a lot of success in the 60s; he’d been a club owner and touring musician, signing a record deal with Motown’s Gordy imprint, in 1967, and having a charting hit song with a song he co-wrote, “Does Your Mama Know About Me?,” which Chong claims today changed Motown’s direction towards becoming more socially conscious.   It’s really a great story, which we’ll have to...

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Here's what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain

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Here's what magic mushrooms do to your body and brain

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several small studies have linked the psychoactive ingredient in shrooms (which are illegal) with several purported health benefits, including the potential to help relieve anxiety and depression. But, as with any drug, shrooms also come with risks. And because they're classified as Schedule 1 — meaning they have "no accepted medical use" — it's been pretty tough for scientists to tease out exactly what they can and can't do. Here are a few of the ways we know shrooms can affect your brain and body: Shrooms can make...

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Chinese restaurant offers bra size discounts

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Chinese restaurant offers bra size discounts

A Chinese restaurant has come under fire for offering discounts to women depending on their bra size, it's reported. According to the Qianjiang Evening Post, local people complained to the council after seeing posters advertising discounts for the Trendy Shrimp restaurant at a mall in Hangzhou, the main city of coastal Zhejiang province. The company's adverts showed a line-up of cartoon women in their underwear with the slogan "The whole city is looking for BREASTS". It listed discounts for women depending on their cup size, with greater offers available to women with bigger busts. One representative complaint said the posters...

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