Tired of Silk? Try Asbestos Lingerie

Ah, science. Thou art awesome, but occasionally you do lead us astray. A Popular Science article from 1929 predicts that ‘silk’ gowns made out of asbestos may be the next major fashion fad.

The article begins:

Shimmering dresses that look like silk but are insulated against acid and fire were forecast recently by Professor Paul Q. Card

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