This is the story on how a mayor who was against nudity inadvertently became responsible for the popularity of one of the most revealing lingerie.

Was the thong created right here in New York? Is a mayor responsible?

According to, the first thong may have made an appearance at the World's Fair in 1939.

The Mayor of New York, Fiorello LaGuardia (yes, the LaGuardia) wanted nude dancers to start covering up. The thong was quickly made to just do the job.

Though we don't know who actually designed it but we can thank Mayor LaGuardia for the kick start.