09/06/2011 10:05 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2011

5 Ways The Invention Of Pants Shaped The Modern World

What would you say is the single biggest source or symbol of your strength and power as an individual? The answer is easy: just look down.

We're talking, of course, about your pants. The world didn't make the transition from robes to pants as an arbitrary fashion statement -- it required decrees by rulers, massive social upheaval, and the liberation of oppressed classes.

Each of those events in history has served to reaffirm one thing: Pants equal power. Seriously.


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