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... Enrico Caruso, Monumental Axis, blue tongues

by Florence Shea

          


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July 31,1790 - The U.S. Patent office first opened its doors. The first U.S. patent was
issued to Samuel Hopkins of Vermont for a new method of making pearlash and potash. The
patent was signed by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis
XIV, the French monarch.

After the decaffeinating process, processing companies no longer throw the caffeine
away, they sell it to pharmaceutical companies.

The opera singer Enrico Caruso was convicted and fined in 1906 for pinching a woman’s
bottom in the Monkey House of the New York Central Zoo. He was probably innocent. When
his wife ran off with another man in 1908, he was quoted as saying “It was the very
thing I desired.”

There was a false floor fitted in Adolf Hitler’s Mercedes to make him look taller when
he stood up.

The first German car to be built solely outside of Germany is the BMW Z23.

The world’s widest road is the Monumental Axis in Brazil, where 160 cars can drive side
by side.

Armadillos have four babies at a time, always all the same sex. They are perfect
quadruplets.

When angered, the ears of Tasmanian Devils turn a pinkish-red.

There are only two animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear and the Chow dog.

Blinky, Pinky and Clyde were ghosts in the Pac-Man video arcade game.

New Yorker Alfred Butta invented Scrabble in 1931 – and finally found someone to market
it in 1948.



Sources : www.historyplace.com;  www.corsinet.com; www.alltrivia.net;  
www.triviaplaying.com;  www.triviafool.com;
picture:hellasmultimedia.com



July 7, 2017






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