Sunglasses Were Made in China!
You heard it here! The origin of sunglasses came from China in the early 14th century. The lenses were made of smoked quarts and were used to protect their eyes from the bright summer sun! They were only available to the super wealthy and were also used by judges! Why would a judge need smoked colored glasses? To hide his judging eyes! Now that's tinted vision!
I feel like July is the perfect time to be reminded to grab our sunglasses before we leave the house. The days are long and the sun is strong! Protect your beautiful eyes and thank the Chinese for coming up with quite a fashionable yet necessary accessory!
Now get out there and go exploring!
...By the way how funny would it be to have judges wearing glasses today? yeah, I laughed a little too.