Tuesday, February 28, 2017

10 Eye-Opening Facts You Must Know About Shorts!

 
As the summer weather continues to get hotter on the planet and more and more people start wearing less and less, it’s high time we learned more about one of the most comfortable inventions that the humankind had ever made – let’s delve into the history and fun facts about SHORTS!
 
 















1. In Europe and America during the 19th and the early 20th century ‘short pants’ were worn only by little boys. Mature men would never wear shorts because they wanted to avoid looking childish. Only after World War II, when millions of men served in tropical environments, the perception of shorts as being something immature had changed.
 

2. Before the World War I ladies could be arrested for driving automobiles without men beside them, as well as for wearing shorts. In the first haf of the 20th century, many American cities were cracking down on shorts. For example, the city of Honesdale, Pa., prohibited wearing them in 1938 because “it is a modest town, not a bathing beach”. This is why girls appearing in shorts could easily cause a car crash back then!
 
 
3. It wasn’t until 1932 that tennis star Alice Marble began wearing shorts instead of a skirt on the court. It shocked the tennis world, yet turned shorts into a fashion moment. However, her knee-length bottoms don’t seem too risqué by modern standards.
 
 
4. During the 1940s and the early 1950s, pin-up queens, most notably Betty Garble, were responsible for making shorts really short. After becoming a household name, Marilyn Monroe also made a contribution to the popularization of really vampy shorts.
 
 
5. One of the loveliest actresses of all times, Audrey Hepburn showed the world that shorts could be an element of a really stylish look. On the set of the classic 1954 movie ‘Sabrina’, she was seen wearing high-waist shorts that left the audience in awe.
 
 
6. A British fashion designer Mary Quant is immortalized by the fashion industry as the woman who turned ‘short pants’ into ‘hot pants’. Her super short shorts, along with mini skirts, became a symbol of the Swinging London scene in the mid-1960s and the sexual revolution.
 
 
7. The 1970s was the decade that gave the world cut-offs – typically denim shorts, homemade by cutting the trouser legs off. The extreme version of cut-offs were also known as “Daisy Dukes”. It is a reference to a sizzling character from the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ TV show, played by fabulous Catherine Bach. About ten years ago Jessica Simpson wore her iconic pair of barely-there denim shorts in the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ remake.
 
 
8. In the 1980s, so-called “dolphin shorts” gained huge popularity. This name refers to their side-view that resembles the tail of a dolphin. The gym scene of that era went crazy over this type of shorts.
 
 
9. Bright shorts became a sartorial symbol of Bermuda where men wear them as a formal outfit with knee-length socks and a blazer. The origin of this tradition dates back to the early 20th century, when the British military officers found it unbearable to wear long trousers in the hot climate of Bermuda where they were stationed.
 
 
10. Many modern types of shorts owe a lot to different athletic activities. Teenagers wear football and basketball shorts all over the globe. Board shorts were originally intended as beachwear and refer to surfboards. Workout or gym shorts offered the maximum level of freedom. That’s why they became popular as casual garments. After Adidas sponsored the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, their track shorts turned into a real fashion item for a couple of years.

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The Best Choices For A Beach Holiday

TripAdvisor has released its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards, naming 25 best beaches in the world, based on millions of user reviews between 2015 and 2016. The list also provides the cheapest month of the year to travel to each destination, and the average rate for a hotel room there during that month.

25. Ngapali Beach — Ngapali, Myanmar
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $104/night
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24. White Beach — Boracay, Philippines
Cheapest month to visit: October
Average hotel rate: $150/night
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23. Playa Manuel Antonio — Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Cheapest month to visit: October
Average hotel rate: $171/night
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22. Praia de Santa Maria — Santa Maria, Cape Verde
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $136/night
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21. Camp's Bay Beach — Camp's Bay, South Africa
Cheapest month to visit: June
Average hotel rate: $181/night
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20. West Bay Beach — West Bay, Honduras
Cheapest month to visit: October
Average hotel rate: $199/night
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19. Fig Tree Bay — Protaras, Cyprus
Cheapest month to visit: February
Average hotel rate: $95/night
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18. La Cote des Basques — Biarritz, France
Cheapest month to visit: November
Average hotel rate: $139/night
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17. Whitehaven Beach — Whitsunday Island, Australia
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16. Anakena Beach — Easter Island, Chile
Cheapest month to visit: October
Average hotel rate: $280/night
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15. Seven Mile Beach — Negril, Jamaica
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $243/night
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14. Bavaro Beach — Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $276/night
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13. Flamenco Beach — Culebra, Puerto Rico
Cheapest month to visit: November
Average hotel rate: $158/night
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12. Seven Mile Beach — Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $320/night
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11. Anse Lazio Beach — Praslin Island, Seychelles
Cheapest month to visit: February
Average hotel rate: $93/night
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10. Galapagos Beach — Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
Cheapest month to visit: December
Average hotel rate: $176/night
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9. Elafonissi Beach — Elafonissi, Greece
Cheapest month to visit: March
Average hotel rate: $40/night
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8. Radhanagar Beach — Havelock Island, India
Cheapest month to visit: August
Average hotel rate: $114/night
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7. Playa Norte — Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $191/night
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6. La Concha Beach — San Sebastian, Spain
Cheapest month to visit: January
Average hotel rate: $108/night
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5. Siesta Beach — Siesta Key, Florida, US
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $214/night
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4. Playa Paraiso — Cayo Largo, Cuba
Cheapest month to visit: June
Average hotel rate: $106/night
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3. Eagle Beach — Eagle Beach, Aruba
Cheapest month to visit: October
Average hotel rate: $301/night
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2. Grace Bay — Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Cheapest month to visit: September
Average hotel rate: $492/night
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1. Baia do Sancho — Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Cheapest month to visit: April
Average hotel rate: $190/night
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What to Do If You Break Your Samsung Galaxy S8’s Screen

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