The Tiny Rivets On Jeans Were Put There To Help Miners

If you've ever worn a pair of jeans, you've seen those round little rivets on the edges on the pockets. They're the little metal nubs you maybe have never thought about before. Turns out, they were initially placed there to reinforced the strength of pockets... for miners. Get the whole story in the video below.

What Are Those TIny Rivets On Jeans For?

It all started with a letter sent to Levi Strauss in 1872.

Do Skinny Jeans Damage Your Body?

Maybe this trend isn't worth it after all.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Maralgia Paresthetica is a numbness or tingling of the legs that may be caused by tight pants. 00:59

  2. Tight Pants Syndrome may occur when the waist of your pants is too tight. 01:25

  3. When pants are too tight on men, it may cause testicular torsion. 01:47

Do You Really Need To Wash Your Jeans?

It's the buzzy question that has been getting a lot of attention in recent years.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The blue shade of blue jeans comes from a dye called indigo. 00:53

  2. The FBI analyzes denim patterns when tracking criminals. 01:11

  3. Levi's recommended freezing your jeans to kill bacteria, but that won't actually work. 03:17

How Did Jeans Become Popular?

Today, it's a challenge to find someone who doesn't own a pair of jeans.

Written by Curiosity Staff November 19, 2016

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