TIL the Mullet haircut was used as a practical military tactic among Vikings and Romans. Long hair in the back kept soldiers warm on the battlefield, while shorter hair in front was less likely to get yanked by an adversary.

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  1. The purpose of the little “cape” on the US Navy’s “cracker jack” uniform (aka junior enlisted dress blues [also present on dress whites]) was that it was originally meant to keep a sailor’s greasy hair from getting their fanicest uniform dirty. Now we keep it because the only thing the navy loves more then tradition is pretending to care about retention

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