“Cockleburs Holding My Pants Shut….Throw in the Sponge-I’m Done…..& It’s not War-It’s an Engagement”
The guy who invented Velcro got the idea when he was walking his dog in the woods and saw how burrs were clinging to its fur.
Boxers and their managers didn’t originally throw a towel into the ring to give up. In the 18th and 19th centuries, they’d throw a SPONGE into the ring.
The United States has only formally declared war five times: The War of 1812 . . . Mexican-American War . . . Spanish-American War . . . World War One . . . and World War Two. The rest of our wars were technically “military engagements.”