The first time an enormous amount of clothing was needed all at once was during the Civil War, when the Union needed hundreds of thousands of uniforms for its troops. Out of this need came the ready-made clothing industry.
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Every night, wasps bite into the stem of a plants, lock their mandibles into position, stretch out at right angles to the stem and, with legs dangling, fall asleep.