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This camo won a West German Army contest for designers in the mid 70’s and soon became standard issue for German troops. The Leopard-like pattern took Europe by storm in the same way as Woodland did in North America. As such, Flecktarn is often too commonplace for many European designers looking to stand out, but … More Flecktarn Camo
This design may look like something you’d see on an ikea shower curtain, but the Splinter pattern is another German Air Force invention from WW2 and describes the angular geometric shapes that look like splintered glass. The Luftwaffe design faded from military use shortly after the end of the war, but it’s bauhaus aesthetic has … More Splinter Camo
On New Years Day, 1907, Theodore Roosevelt shook hands with 8,513 people.
This is a 6 color pattern originally developed by the US Army in 1981, the name comes from the black spots designed to mimic rocks that give the pattern a cookie dough look. A favorite for desert warfare, the pattern has been adopted by militaries from South Korea and Iraq to all over Africa.
We lose half of a liter of water a day by simply breathing. This is the water vapor we see when we breathe onto glass.
This incorporates lots of vertical lines against a solid background to envoke the image of falling rain. The German Air Force experimented with early rain camo in WW2 but it’s heyday came during the Cold War when it became standard issue for almost every Warsaw Port country in Central Europe Rogue Territory brought the pattern … More Raindrop Camo
A “walla–walla” scene in TV or film is where ‘extras‘ pretend to be talking in the background, when they say “walla–walla” it looks like they are actually talking.
This is probably the first pattern that pops into your mind when you think of camo, as it’s easily the most duplicated and modified pattern ever invented. The four-color design simply took ERDL and enlarged the pattern by 60%. It was the Battle Dress Uniform pattern for almost all American armed forces from 1981 through … More US Woodland
The name Coca–Cola in China was first rendered as “Ke–Kou–Ke–La“. Unfortunately, the company did not discover until after thousands of signs had been printed that the phrase means “Bite The Wax Tadpole” or “Female Horse Stuffed with Wax” depending on the dialect. Coke then researched Chinese characters and found a close phonetic equivalent, “Ko–Kou–Ko–Le“, which … More Fun Fact