today i learned – sun 1st apr 2018

despite the fact that it’s supposed to be nicer (because spring) the weather still seems to be grim πŸ™„

in honour of the horrid weather and my need for some sun β˜€οΈ … this post is going to be somewhat holiday apparel based πŸ™ŒπŸ»

#tdil who invented the fantastic contraption, the flip flop 😏 (as if there’s no flip flop emoji?! πŸ™ƒ)

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? πŸ€” 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 πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

being the clever sausage that he was, flipΓ© decided that he needed a type of foot contraption that could easily be slipped on – like a slipper πŸ‘πŸ»

his solution was to take a nearby piece of wood and strap it to his feet using a strand of plant πŸ€“ sadly, the wood did give him foot splinters #ouch but he knew he was on to something.

upon his return to france, flipΓ© worked on his design and eventually crafted the flip flop that you know today πŸ™ŒπŸ» the name, of course, was taken from his own name πŸ‘πŸ»

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 πŸ˜Žβ˜€οΈ

anyhew, that’s us finished! watch out for april fools pranks peeps 😜

byeeeeee β™₯️ #tdil

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today’s fact was literally soooo amazing 😱 who’d have thought that flip flops were made by flipΓ© flop?! πŸ˜… fancy learning some more amazing facts? simply look over ->here<-

(sooooo, picture license time! picture one is ->here<-, two is ->here<- and the header is ->here<-)

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