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SEEING RED (continued): • According to psychological research, people of both genders find those of the opposite sex more attractive if they’re wearing red. Men wearing red appear more powerful to women, as well as higher in status and more likely to succeed. In a University of Rochester study, men were shown identical photos of the same woman. In one, she’s in a blue dress, and in the other, the dress is digitally altered to red. Consistently, men chose the photo of her in the red dress as more attractive. • Other research indicates that red can keep us from doing our best on important tests. During experiments, those who saw a flash of red before the test were impaired in their performance, perhaps because they associated the color with mistakes and failures, as errors have been traditionally marked in red on school papers. Studies also show that red elicits the strongest reaction of all colors and can actually stimulate energy and increase blood pressure, respiration, heartbeat and pulse rate. • Most Americans have probably seen the U.S. flag countless times without knowing what its colors mean. The red stripes symbolize “courage, hardiness and blood shed from the brave men and women who fought for America,” while the white stripes stand for purity and equality. The blue field represents justice, perseverance and vigilance. • Before the days of synthetic dyes, the shade of red known as crimson was produced by using the dried bodies of the kermes insect. This bug is found in the Kermes oak tree, which grows in Mediterranean countries. Crimson is not only the official color of Harvard University’s athletic team, it is also the name of the team itself. Likewise, the University of Alabama’s 19 varsity sports teams adopted the name Crimson Tide in the early 20th century.

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SEEING RED (continued): • Bees can see all bright colors except red. Consequently, red flowers are usually pollinated by butterflies, birds and wind. • Your blood is red because it contains the protein chemical known as hemoglobin. Bright red in color, hemoglobin contains iron, which makes it a superb medium for transporting the oxygen and carbon dioxide essential for the body’s functions. • The word red has found its way into many terms and phrases in the English language. When you’re really angry, you’re seeing red. And lots of things can cause you to see red: going through a lot of red tape (having to endure excessive paperwork or requirements to complete a process), or having your checkbook in the red, meaning it is below balance. Taking the red eye? You’re on an overnight flight. There’s not much recourse if you’ve been caught red-handed, because you’re clearly guilty. That might cause you to become red in the face or extremely embarrassed. Has someone given you poor advice? Guidance with no value isn’t worth a red cent. Now and then, we’ve all received the red carpet treatment, when we’ve been made to feel special, and we’ve all had red-letter days, which were important, memorable or joyful. After such days, many folks like to paint the town red, meaning they go out to celebrate! • Restaurateur Bill Darden’s first restaurant wasn’t a Red Lobster, but rather The Green Frog, when he was just 19. His first Red Lobster came along in 1968, opening in Lakeland, Florida. The chain now operates close to 700 locations throughout North America, with average annual sales per restaurant of $3.9 million.

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• Nicknamed La dame de fer, or the iron lady, the Tower was finished at a cost of about $1.5 million, which translates to about $58 million in today’s dollars. By the end of its first year, the Tower had recouped about 75 percent of its initial cost. • The Tower was not well-received by Parisians and was frequently referred to as the “eyesore.” The structure’s building permit allowed it to stand for 20 years, after which it was to be dismantled. However, in 1898, it was determined that the Tower was valuable as a radio tower, and it was saved from demolition.

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• Gustave Eiffel engraved the names of 72 notable French scientists and engineers on the side of the tower in 23.6-inch-high (60-cm) letters, just under the first platform; there are 18 names on each side.

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The national symbol of France welcomes nearly seven million visitors every year. Follow along and learn more about the Eiffel Tower, one of the most recognizable structures in the world. • Paris was chosen as the site of the 1889 World’s Fair to mark the 100th celebration of the French Revolution. The city solicited ideas for a unique entranceway to the area. Gustave Eiffel’s company submitted the winning design, although it was Eiffel’s employee Morris Koechlin who actually designed the Tower.

• At the time of its completion, the Tower was, at 986 feet (300.5 m), the tallest structure in the world, surpassing the previous record-holder, the Washington Monument. For 41 years, the Eiffel Tower kept that title. But in 1930, New York City’s Chrysler Building exceeded the Tower’s height.

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• There are 347 steps to the first level of the Tower where visitors can dine at the fine restaurant Le 58 tour Eiffel. Another 674 steps bring climbers to the second level, location of the swanky restaurant Le Jules Verne. If climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower is on your bucket list, this is one item that you can’t check off. Tourists can only climb as far as the second level, with access to the summit by elevator only. At the top, on a clear day, visitors can see 42 miles in every direction. • In order to protect the Tower from oxidation, its iron surfaces are repainted about every seven years, 18 times since its 1889 opening day. All the painting is done by hand by 25 painters over an 18-month period. About 50 tons of paint are used, along with 1,500 brushes, 5,000 sanding disks and 1,000 scrapers. The Tower’s color has changed occasionally over the years, starting with red-brown, progressing to yellow-ocher and chestnut brown, and finally ending up with its current bronze color. • About seven million people visit the Eiffel Tower each year, making it the most visited paid monument in the world. Since its opening, it has welcomed 250 million people from every corner of the world.

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“Keep your shirt on” as you read these interesting bits of information about this essential item. • The ever-popular Hawaiian shirt was first marketed as the “Aloha” shirt in the early 1930s. Chinese merchant Ellery Chun was living in Waikiki and began sewing the colorful shirts out of old kimono fabrics in the back room of the dry goods store where he worked. Surfers and tourists snapped up the shirts as fast as Chun could produce them. Their popularity spread to the mainland when military personnel returned home after World War II. President Harry Truman wore them on a regular basis and appeared on the cover of Life magazine wearing one. • Although the first college football game was played in 1869, players didn’t start wearing team jerseys until 1877. Because there were no distinct uniforms, it was becoming more difficult to tell the difference between the two teams. Princeton University was the first team to don a specialized jersey, a black cotton sweater with an orange “P” worn under a laced canvas jacket. The jacket was designed by a player, L. P. Smock, which led to the term used today for a loosely fitted garment. Football jerseys didn’t feature numbers until 1916, when the NCAA instigated rules requiring one on the back, and it wasn’t until 1937 that numbers on both front and back became regulation. • The word “T-shirt” didn’t appear in the English dictionary until the 1920s, and, at that time, was solely used to refer to underwear. Its origin dates to World War I when American troops were clad in wool uniforms during Europe’s hot summers. They saw European soldiers wearing lightweight cotton undershirts, and it wasn’t long before the Army and Navy had them as part of their uniforms. They were named T-shirts because of the outline of the garment’s shape. They moved from underwear to fashion in the 1950s when James Dean appeared in “Rebel Without a Cause” wearing a T-shirt, and Marlon Brando wore one in “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Almost overnight, it became cool to wear underwear as a fashion statement. • Tie-dyed T-shirts became a craze in the 1960s, and the introduction of screen-printing provided the opportunity to create shirts bearing artwork, slogans and advertising. Screen-printing uses screens as stencils, with ink directly imprinted onto the fabric. A different screen is required for each color. Today’s digital printing is much easier, eliminating the need for separate screens. Much like an ink-jet printer works with your computer, digital printing allows multiple colors to be printed directly onto the shirt. • The Smithsonian Institute is home to the oldest printed T-shirt, a campaign shirt for New York Governor Thomas Dewey’s 1948 presidential bid against Harry Truman. • The term “blue collar” worker came about from the popularity of the color blue for the durable shirts of manual laborers. Because most office workers were attired in white shirts, that term evolved to identify those who work in office or professional environments. The color distinction has expanded to include a socio-economic class difference. Surveys indicate that when a group of individuals in dress shirts enter an area, a person in a white shirt will be interpreted as the “boss” over those wearing colored shirts.

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