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August 3, 2009

Spandex e-x-p-a-n-d-s

Impress everyone next time you're at a party by asking, "What's the origin of the word 'Spandex?'"

According to Patricia Marx, writing in the August 3, 2009 issue of the The New Yorker, "Spandex, an anagram of 'expands,' was invented in 1959 by scientists at DuPont as a rubber substitute. (The company trademarked it as Lycra)."

Now, don't you feel smarter than before you read this?

I know I do.

But then, there's an awful lot of upside around here....

August 3, 2009 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


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