Why Do Superheroes Wear Their Underwear on the Outside?

To impress the ladies, of course!

Or perhaps because they've found wisdom in Woody Allen's 1971 comedy Bananas, in which all citizens are required to change their underwear every half hour. Naturally, underwear will be worn on the outside so it can be checked.

Or, according to this nifty YouTube clip from our pal Today I Found Out, DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz said that it was because comic book artists modeled their superheroes after wrestlers and circus performers of the time, who wear short shorts over their leggings.


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