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Learn Why Superheroes Wear Underwear on the Outside of Their Pants, Finally Understand Quail Man [Video]

Here, occupy yourself with this while we take a break to watch all of Doug.

 

We all had a pretty good laugh growing up as Quail Man poked fun at superheroes wearing “underwear” outside their pants. Today I Found Out’s new video will explain the very rational costume design reasons for the rather strange look by diving into comic book history, and they’ve got a few little-known facts about Superman for you, too.

(via Today I Learned on YouTube, image via Nickelodeon)

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