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... pink cells, camcorder, ghosts

by florence Shea

                    


                


On April 14, 1989, police in Huddersfield, England, reported that research had confirmed that violent criminals could be calmed down by putting them in pink cells.

According to medical superstition, a woman could recover her virginity by giving birth to seven illegitimate children.

The first sustained flight occurred as a hot-air balloon was launched at Annonay, France, by brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier. Their 33-foot-diameter globe aerostatique ascended about 6,000 feet. In September, they repeated the experiment for King Louis XVI, using a sheep, rooster and duck as the balloon’s passengers.

Bayer Aspirin was the first drug ever to be marketed in tablet form. First marketed in 1899 as a powder, by 1900 aspirin was being compressed into a water soluble tablet.

The chemical n-acetyl-cysteine found in raw eggs is proven to help hangovers.

The Muppet Show was banned from TV in Saudi Arabia because one of its stars was a pig.

Daytime dramas are called Soap Operas because they were used to advertise soap powder.

During his lifetime, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick sold only 50 copies.

Frozen lobsters can come back to life when thawed.

In 1998, Sony accidentally sold 700,000 camcorders that had technology to see through other people’s clothes.

Eidology is the search for the existence of ghos

A Caldera Depression is a depression left by a volcano.

A swallowtail and a burgee are flags.





Sources: Encyclopedia of useless information by William Hartston; www.historyplace.com;
www.corsinet.com; www.alltrivia.net; www.funfunnyfacts.com; www.triviaplaying.com;
picture: www.hellasmultimedia.com  



June 2, 2017








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