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... chickens, Tattered Tom, Homo habilis

by Florence Shea

 
  
   New Years' baby with clock


The photocopier was invented and patented in 1906 by G. C. Beilder.

John Dunlop invented pneumatic tires but was actually a veterinarian.

200 years ago all white people knew tomatoes were a deadly poison.

The first tennis balls were stuffed with human hair.

Seth Wheeler invented wrapping paper in 1871.

A chicken will lay bigger and stronger eggs if you change the lighting in such
a way as to make them think a day is 28 hours long.

In the average lifetime person will breathe in about 44 pounds of dust.

A person swallows approximately 295 times while eating dinner.

The average American opens the fridge 22 times a day.

In Vermont, women can’t wear false teeth without permission from their
husbands.

In Massachusetts it’s illegal to have a light switch in the bathroom.

Over a lifetime the average person grows 7 feet of nose hair.

Tattered Tom and Ragged Dick were the heroes and titles of books written
by nineteenth century American author Horatio Alger.

You can catch a Phart with a net. It’s a fish.

The name of Baby Snooks’ brother in the popular radio show that starred
Fanny Brice was Robespierre.

January 10, 1912 – The flying boat airplane, invented by Glenn Curtiss, made
its first flight to Hammondsport, New York.

January 7, 1714 – A patent was issued for the first typewriter designed by
British inventor Henry Mill “for the impressing or transcribing of letters singly or
progressively one after another, as in writing.”

Two million years ago, the first truly humanlike creatures appeared on Earth.
They were called Homo habilis or “handy man.”

Levi Hutchins of Concord, New Hampshire, invented the first alarm clock in
1787. It only rang at 4 a.m. because that’s what time he got up.


January 8, 2016


Sources: www.triviaplaying.com; www.funfunnyfacts,com;
www.triviavountry.com;
www.triviafool.com; www.historyplace.com; www.coolquiz.com; photo -
www.hellasmultimedia.com/webimages/


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