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• China’s first emperor, Qin Shih-huangdi, lived in 200 B.C. When he died he was buried in an underground mausoleum surrounded by 7,500 sculptured terra cotta soldiers. The tomb was uncovered in 1974. Archaeologists found that many of the individually carved soldiers sported knotted neck cloths-- the first known instance of the use of neckties. • In the mid-1600s, a crack regiment of soldiers from Croatia visited Paris to celebrate their recent victory over Turkey. The soldiers held court with King Louis XIV, who was a fashion nut. For the occasion, each of the soldiers had tied a brightly colored scarf around their necks. Louis XIV liked the look and began wearing silk neck cloths himself, and the fashion rapidly spread. The French word for Croatia was ‘cravate,’ giving us today’s cravat. • In 1715, another kind of neckwear, called “stocks” made its appearance. The term referred to a leather collar, laced at the back, worn by soldiers to help keep their head held high in a military bearing. The leather stock also offered the wearer some protection to the major blood vessels of the neck from the sharp edge of a sword or the tip of a bayonet. • In England men used to wear a shirt collar which they tied together with string to keep the draft out. Eventually the string became larger and more elaborate, until it was a frill. Then the frill became increasingly more elaborate until it was a ruff instead of a frill until, by the time of Henry VIII, the ruff was so large it covered both of the shoulders. • Neckties came to the forefront of fashion after World War II ended and soldiers returning home felt like dressing up with festive ties. Right after World War II there were over 600 companies making 200 million neckties per year. Call Jamie at 350-5698 if your would like to sponsor the weekly Sudoku puzzle.

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was considered a specialty. Wealthy Englishmen who traveled to Italy often experienced their first macaroni, and then went home to Britain and began to serve the dish at their tables. Because the food was rare and unusual, the people who served it became known as ‘macaroni’ which meant fancy, uppity, or overly stylish; the type of people who wore fancy hats, big wigs, and white cravats tied in enormous bows. People living in America where there was less money and less fashion wore simpler clothing, and began to make fun of the Macaronis. Thus, when “Yankee Doodle went to London riding on a pony / Stuck a feather in his hat and called it macaroni” the unfortunate Doodle (German for ‘fool’) was taking on airs and pretending that a feather in his cap would make people think he was an upper class gent. NECKTIE IMPROVEMENTS • Although a tie may look like a simple piece of cloth, it is actually a complicated piece of sewing joining four different strips of cloth. It was patented by Jesse “Joss” Langsdorf in 1920. Langsdorf, known as the father of the tie, patented the ‘all-weather wrinklefree’ tie. His patented pattern incorporated slip stitching running down the length of the back of the tie which ensured that the tie would return to its original shape when it was taken off. It also added resilience to the tie and prevented rips. Langsdorf also added various linings to the inside of the tie to increase bulk. One of the linings he used was rubber, thus inventing the supposedly ‘weather-proof’ tie. ~ POEM ~ by Conrad Aiken “Stars in the purple dusk above the rooftops Pale in the saffron mist and seem to die, And I myself on a swiftly tilting planet Stand before a glass and tie my tie.”

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• Now they wanted to find out if decreased blood flow to the retina can impair eyesight. They had men press a button when a blinking light started blinking so fast that it appeared to be a steady beam; and when it slowed down again to become distinguishable blinks. Each man was tested three times: the first and last times with a loose tie, and the second time with a tight tie. It was found that tight neckware slowed down the response times. Furthermore, their speed did not rebound after the tie was loosened. • The researchers concluded that a too tight tie can impair visual perception and may harm the performance of computer operators, pilots, and others who need good visual discrimination.

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Best wishes punctuate the week and get you in the mood to party. A holiday tradition continues with a twist. Go with it, Scorpio. A phone call proves promising.

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