Did you know that way back in the day – i.e. 1158 BC – Egyptian workmen (yes, that’s right, workMEN) went on strike because they ran out of eye make-up?
Egyptian men and women wore make-up as they believed it had magical healing powers and would offer them divine protection. When a shipment of oils was withheld by government officials & their beauty supply was cut off as a result (the horror!), they refused to work until the government resolved this issue.
Pretty cool or a bit dramatic?