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    Fast Facts: May 2

    • Researchers have developed odorless socks. The sock fabric is made by attaching molecules that contain chlorine, called halamines, to textile fibers.
    • Each year, more than $1 billion is spent on neck ties in the U.S.
    • Many early sewing machines were destroyed by mobs or workers who felt their jobs were threatened by automation.
    • The first fashion house was established in 1858 by Charles Worth. He opened this store in Paris with the idea of having pre-made gowns presented on models to his customers.
    • Some silkworms can spin cocoons that contain more than two miles of silk.

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