12 Fun Facts About Luggage, Handbags & Backpacks
Luggage, handbags and backpacks have become an essential tool to use for carrying our items to and from our destinations. There is definitely no avoiding these tools when travelling as there are several paramount belongings that we have to bring with us; i.e. medicines, clothes, toiletries, etc. Also, let’s not forget the souvenirs and/or shopping we tend to bring back from the amazing places we visit.
Here are some fun facts about luggage, handbags and backpacks!
- The word luggage comes from the verb “lug” which means to drag.
- Shakespeare was one of the first to cite the word “luggage” in his masterpiece Henry IV.
- All lost and unclaimed luggage eventually ends up in Scottsboro, Alabama where its contents are sold to the public.
- Approximately 7 out of 1000 of luggage are mishandled by airline staff.
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- The first documented use of handbags comes from 14th century hieroglyphics.
- The 2nd most expensive handbag ever made was created by a Japanese designer ‘Ginza Tanaka’ in 2008. The clutch was made of platinum and over 200 diamonds, costing a whopping $2 million.
- The average woman owns 6 handbags.
- The average women’s handbag weighs 5.2 pounds (what’s in there?).
- A new study has revealed that women’s handbags are contaminated with more bacteria than a toilet seat (Yuck!).
- The term “backpack” was invented in 1910. Before that the terms knapsack and packsack were used.
- The average student carries a book bag weighing 25% of their body weight. The recommended weight is no more than 15%.
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