despite the fact that it’s supposed to be nicer (because spring) the weather still seems to be grim 🙄
in honour of the horrid weather and my need for some sun ☀️ … this post is going to be somewhat holiday apparel based 🙌🏻
#tdil who invented the fantastic contraption, the flip flop 😏 (as if there’s no flip flop emoji?! 🙃)
so yeah, have you never been on holiday and wondered who on earth came up with the idea of creating a small piece of flat stuff with a foot holder? 🤔 i have … so here’s your answer 😏
turns out that flip flops were invented back in 1923 by a french dude name flipé flop 😎.
apparently, monsieur flop came up with the idea after visiting egypt and requiring a way to go to the bar that didn’t require him wearing shoes.
let’s face it, there’s nothing more annoying than having to lace up just to get a holiday drink when happy hour begins 🤷🏻♂️
being the clever sausage that he was, flipé decided that he needed a type of foot contraption that could easily be slipped on – like a slipper 👍🏻
his solution was to take a nearby piece of wood and strap it to his feet using a strand of plant 🤓 sadly, the wood did give him foot splinters #ouch but he knew he was on to something.
upon his return to france, flipé worked on his design and eventually crafted the flip flop that you know today 🙌🏻 the name, of course, was taken from his own name 👍🏻
and that’s us done tbh! 😘 his invention went mainstream after the president of vogue was caught wearing a pair whilst on holiday in brighton 😎☀️
anyhew, that’s us finished! watch out for april fools pranks peeps 😜
byeeeeee ♥️ #tdil
today’s fact was literally soooo amazing 😱 who’d have thought that flip flops were made by flipé flop?! 😅 fancy learning some more amazing facts? simply look over ->here<-