How many times have we forgotten to zip our pant. Alas, Umpteen times. Today I did forget. There are times when I felt handsome/smart in early wee hours as people stared at me, only to realize later that I forgot to zip my pant.
Now let me question myself - "How many times do I deal with zip daily?". Astonishingly around 23 times. Much more than the no of times i eat or drink tea. yet I do not remember or appreciate it.
Mr Whitcomb Judson (who also invented 'Pneumatic Street Railway') is know as the inventor of zipper. Zipper was invented in 1893 and was originally called as 'Clasp Locker'. The Chicago inventor's 'Clasp Locker' was a complicated hook-and-eye shoe fastener. Together with businessman Colonel Lewis Walker, Whitcomb launched the Universal Fastener Company to manufacture the new device. The clasp locker had its public debut at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair and met with little commercial success.
Any bet on which country tops zipper production: China and Japan tops the chart along with Bangladesh, India and Pakistan