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... mouse; piano forte; income tax

by Florence Shea

          
        Zorro's alter ego was Don Diego de la Vega
  


Johnny Carson’s first guest when he took over the Tonight Show on
October 1, 1962 was Groucho Marx.

On December 31, 1970 the cigarette commercial disappeared from
television.

TV comic Red Skelton claimed the longest word is the one that follows the
announcement “And now a word from our
sponsor.”

Scotch tape was invented by Richard Drew in 1930.

The first lap-tops were sold to the general public in 1981. This also
marked the first year that the mouse became a regular part of the computer.

Ants do not sleep.

The ant can lift things 10 times its own weight.

A pig is a hog—hog is a generic name for all swine—but a hog is not a pig.
In the terminology of hog raising,a pig is a baby hog less than ten weeks old,

The first bird domesticated by man was the goose.

Joseph C. Gayetty of New York City invented toilet paper in 1857.

John Greenwood invented the dental drill on 1790.

Johann Behrent built the first piano in America in Philadelphia in 1775
under the name “Piano Forte.”

Austria was the first country to use postcards.

The masked hero Zorro first appeared in 1919 in The Curse of Capistrano.

Thomas Coyrat introduced the Italian custom of eating with forks to
England in 1608.

Checkers were invented in Egypt.

In ancient Rome brides wore yellow wedding dresses.

On August 5, 1861 Abraham Lincoln signed into law the first Federal
income tax, a 3 percent tax on incomes over $800, as an emergency
wartime measure during the Civil War. However, the tax was never
actually put into effect.



    August 7, 2015


   Sources: triviafool.com; triviachamp.com; funfunnyfacts.com;
brainiest.com; coolquiz.com; triviaplaying.com;                
      historyplace.com; zorrolegend.com
   


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