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In 1872 Yellowstone in the US was the world’s first national park In 1900 the average life span in the US was 47 The first credit card was a Diner’s Club card issued in 1950 The world’s first roller coaster opened in 1884 at Coney Island New York Instant mashed potatoes (dehydrated potato flakes) were invented in Canadian in 1962 The corkscrew was invented in 1890 The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze over completely The typewriter was []

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Before 1850 golf balls were made of leather and were stuffed with feathers The first crossword puzzle appeared in 1913 The ice cream cone was introduced in 1904 The first city to mint its own gold coins was Florence, Italy in 1252 The first aluminum drink can was introduced in 1964 The first drug that was sold as a water soluble tablet was aspirin in 1900 Women were not allowed to vote in France until 1944 The world’s first paved streets were []

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The first metered taxi was introduced in 1907 The Chinese used fingerprints as a method of identification as far back as AD 700 The revolving door was invented in 1888 Cars were first started with ignition keys in 1949 The lie detector was invented in 1921 The drinking straw was invented in 1886 The last Play Boy centerfold to have staples was published in 1985 Artificial Christmas trees have outsold real ones every year since 1991 Diet Coke was introduced in 1982 []

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The first Burger King was opened in Florida Miami in 1954 In 1878 the first telephone book made contained only 50 names Coca Cola launched its 3rd product Sprite in 1961 Instant coffee was invented in 1901 The naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953 Madonna and Michael Jackson were both born in 1958 Halley’s comet passes the Earth every 76 years (the next time it will return will be 2062) The Olympic flag was designed in 1913 The []

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Agoraphobia is the fear of wide open spaces Aichmophobia is the fear of needles and pointed objects Akousticophobia is the fear of noises Amathophobia is the fear of dust Atychiphobia is the fear of failure Brontophobia is the fear of thunderstorms Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors Dendrophobia is the fear of trees Gatophobia is the fear of cats Heliophobia is the fear of sunlight Helminthophobia is the fear of worms Herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles Hippophobia is the fear of []

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A connected bunch of bananas is called a hand and individual bananas are called finger Arachibutyrophobia is fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth A 15th anniversary is called a quindecennial A nanosecond is one billionth of a second Brontology is the study of thunder The expression to ‘knuckle down’ originated from playing marbles (players used to put their knuckles to the ground for their best shots) ‘Orology’ is the study of mountains The word denim comes from []

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A female ferret is called a jill The side of a hammer is called a cheek Pinocchio is Italian for ‘pine head’ The longest word that can be typed using only our right hand is ‘lollipop’ 1 out of every 8 letters written is an e The word ‘lethologica’ describes the state of not being able to remember the word you want Shakespeare invented the words ‘assassination’ and ‘bump’ “The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is said to be the toughest []