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Question #841 posted on 09/22/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
Who invented the neck tie, & where did it originate?
- Tied up

A: Dear Tied Up,

Believe it or not, lots of people want to claim the "honor" of having invented the necktie, which seems to me only to be a colorful noose. There is much debate on the subject: the Croatians claim it, but so do the french, and both acknowledge that well before they "started" it there was evidence of neck apparel being used, most notably by the chinese terracotta warriors in the tomb of China's first emperor, Shih Huang Ti, who was buried in 210 B.C. If you're interested in more of the individual stories, there is a wealth of information on the net- try http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/festivals/father/necktie.htm and http://www.filaspun.co.uk/history.htm or just do a google:

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