Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Just for Fun - December is Tie Month, So, Let's Make Tie Snakes!

Yes, December actually is Tie month, so I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun "tie facts" I found online. Did you know . . . 
  • The necktie originated from a silk scarf worn by Croatian soldiers - it became known as the cravate.
  • Marv Beloff invented the wooden bow tie in 1993. He sells nine basic homemade styles and insists that the only things you have to worry about when you wear them are "termites and fires."
  • The stripes on British ties usually run from top left to bottom right while the stripes on American ties run from top right to bottom left.
  • At one point in history, merely touching a man's tie knot was cause for a duel.
  • At the height of its popularity, Americans spent more than $1 billion each year to buy a staggering 100 million ties.
  • A good quality silk tie will require approximately 110 silkworm cocoons.
  • The Bola Tie is the official tie of Arizona, USA.
  • The most expensive tie ever made cost a mere $220,000. Designed by Satya Paul Design Studio, it contained 271 diamonds and 150 grams of gold.
  • I think the "fact" about the stripes is the most interesting!

    And, just for fun - here is a fun craft you could make with your grandchildren if you have old ties around your house . . . or want to go find some for a few dollars at a used clothes store. Tie snakes are easy to make - just check this link for the directions!


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