Did You Know…Sunglasses

Did you know that the first sunglasses were worn in China around the 12th Century by court judges and were made from flat panes of smoky quartz. Unlike today though, these glasses weren’t worn to protect the wearers eyes but rather to hide them from the defendant so that the Judge’s facial expressions wouldn’t give them away before judgement was passed.

It’s also said that Roman Emperor Nero liked to watch Gladiatorial matches through polished gems held up to his eyes.

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