Sequins. Â What would the world be without them? Â Before you answer, wouldn’t you like to know a little more about how useful they are? Â Read on…
Sequins are almost infinitely useful.
To elaborate on that assertion, here’s some indisputable proof:
1. Sequins can be used to confuse your enemies:
Sequins are the visual equivalent of pepper spray. Â Based on a study using gerbils, sequins are 89% effective at preventing attacks when suddenly introduced into a potential attacker’s environment (in this case, by throwing.)
One of the most prominent traits of sequins is their ability to reflect light in thousands of directions. Â This can be confusing and disorienting to someone who was carrying on with a violent crime, not expecting to be blindsided by millions of sparkles. Â When they are suddenly confronted by your shimmering shield of radiance, they won’t know what to do.
If you find yourself in a dangerous situation, it helps to move the sequined object in unpredictable arcs and, if possible, spin it in circles. This not only increases the amount of sparkly-ness the attacker is exposed to, but, like a matador’s cape, it also acts to throw off the attacker’s perception of your actual location in space.
2. Â Sequins can be used as camouflage
You’re probably thinking “sequins are the exact opposite of camouflage,” but you’re wrong. Â What if you are in a landscape made of sequins?
I bet you didn’t think of that. Â And that’s exactly the issue here. Â No one ever expects to find themselves in a landscape made entirely out of sequins, so if that ever happens, they will be caught off guard and be totally vulnerable. Â Though the likelihood of this scenario ever occurring is small, it never hurts to be prepared.
3. Â Sequins provide a very slight amount of protection from bullets
Did you know that sequins are more resistant to bullets than fabric alone? Â They are. Â They aren’t exactly bulletproof, but they can very slightly reduce the speed of a bullet entering your body. Â TakeÂ that,Â bullets.
4.Â Â YouÂ canÂ eatÂ sequins
The metabolic usefulness of sequins has yet to be studied, but if babies and dogs are any indication, they can be eaten.