Sunday, February 3, 2008

Myth: You Can Play Rugby While Wearing Pince-Nez

Ok, I made this one up. While a properly fitted pince-nez provides a very secure fit, I do not recommend that you play rugby while wearing them. Unless of course you are very fast and never get tackled.

I do have an interesting bit of historical trivia. During WWI, the U.S. Army advocated the use of pince-nez due to its comfort while wearing a gas mask. Pince-nez: strong enough for war but not for rugby!

[U.S. Army Officer, circa 1917]


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