A man, not a woman, was the first to wear high heels. King Louis XIV of France was a very short man. Tired of having to look up to other people, he ordered the royal cobbler to make him a pair of shoes with extra-high heels, and soon, both men and women were wearing them. The fashion gradually faded with men, but not with women.
- The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle
Brief factual stories about how various familiar things were invented, many by accident, from animal crackers to the zipper.
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