The really sad thing about the "caterpillar eyelashes" are that they were originally made for s*x workers to avoid "stuff" getting in their eyes. Now it's a trend, and whenever I see people wearing it in public I wonder if they know the true history behind it. :/

This sounds like an urban legend to me. Isn't it more likely that it originated as stage makeup? I can think of much better ways to prevent sperm getting in your eyes than wearing slightly longer eyelashes.