Today, sunglasses are must-have accessories. Everyone owns at least a pair of shades. Yet, most people don’t know much about the history of sunglasses. Because there is so much more to sunglasses than meets the eye, here are a few more sunglasses facts.
International Sunglasses Day is June 27th.
Here’s a Little Secret
Take a pair of sunglasses and rotate one lens 90 degrees. If the lenses are polarized, you should see an obvious blocking of light.
Know Your Enemy
Most characters from the movie “The Matrix” wore sunglasses. Interestingly, all of the protagonists wear rounded lenses, while the antagonists wear rectangular lenses.
‘Cheap Sunglasses’ is the title of an American rock band ZZ Top 1980’s single.
Speaking of Which…
Cheap glasses can be just as good at blocking harmful UV rays as expensive ones. To know the difference between expensive and cheap sunglasses, please check this post on our blog Yes, You Can Survive Without Expensive Sunglasses.
A Bit Pricey, hey
The most expensive pair of sunglasses on eBay was Elvis Presley’s famous Madison Square Garden’s. They sold for $250,000.
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