Now George was a pretty big guy too as I hear over 6'2", so he would have needed an XL I am betting since he also brewed his own beer. None-the-less, he would have fit into that jacket, even though it stuffed down to nothing. Even in the winter, as a backup or just an added layer, he would have had this attached to his breeches. Sailing across the Delaware with my trusty and yet, so stuffable nylon, repair, reuse, recycle Patagonia.... Ladies...oh ladies.
So...birds, yes...birds. Well, I was walking the neighborhood the other day looking to eek out my 10,000 steps when I came across a small blue egg. It was only half an egg, but an egg shell. So what type of egg? Too small for a robin, and while other birds do have blue eggs, I narrowed it down to the Eastern Bluebird. Actually, I didn't narrow it as much as Cornell Labs. They stated the egg was rather small....being 2.4 cm in length and this one as you can tell from below, is just spot on.
But the process of being stuffed was in reverse. In the jacket You Tube, notice how the jacket is large and big and kind of 'all over the place' and thru some careful hand manipulation, there is a process that actually 'stuffs' the jacket into a small pocket shell. Yet the process in the birds case is opposite. The bird doesn't start out big, but starts small and essentially grows to stuff itself in this egg. Now the question of which came first comes into play. So was the bird actually a bird and had the shell already encased around or did the shell morf from a liquid sack and hardened as the bird put on the 'days' ....or well, that is besides the point. The point is that a small living creature found itself stuffed in the egg and thru careful manipulation of it's body, 'unstuffed itself' from the egg.
The nylon repair, reuse, recycle jacket by Patagonia goes to being stuffed, while the bird moves in the opposite as it becomes unstuffed. Pretty amazing all this technology stuff is but nothing less amazing than Mother Nature herself.