Monday, May 18, 2009

Today's wierd fact


It is reputed that when John Hetherington – inventor of the top hat – first wore his creation in London, it caused a riot in which a child’s arm was broken.
'
.
Heatherington was prosecuted for his hat crime on the grounds that the design was ‘calculated to frighten timid people’
.
Courtesy of The Metro

7 comments:

  1. Ah very interesting That hats could have been so intimidating FUnny

    ReplyDelete
  2. weird but ever so interesting as well.......

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hmmm very interesting indeed and also very wierd I do like this little piece of trivia though thanks Keith

    ReplyDelete
  4. I suppose they be-hatted him for his crime. Maybe Jon Wilkes Booth did not like old Abe's stove pipe hat. I just took that hat off my shopping list.
    Old Grizz

    ReplyDelete
  5. huh??? but, his fashion item surely took off...

    ReplyDelete
  6. Did he get it from the mad hatter?!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lies lies lies.........

    Yeah Right!
    It's what is under it that frightens ya!

    ReplyDelete

COMMENTS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING ABOUT 30 SECONDS TO PUBLISH. Patience is a virtue!

Dear WORDPRESS friends. If you are having difficulty posting please 'Comment as' either:-

a) Name/URL
b) Anonymous with your name included in your comment.

Thank you!