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Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
French was the official language of England for over 600 years.
Gold leaf is attached to paper or plaster with egg whites, the same now as in ancient times!
Grenades were invented in China over 1,000 years ago.
Henry Ford produced the model T only in black because the black paint available at the time was the fastest to dry.
Houdini was the first man to fly a plane solo in Australia.
In 1789, the total U.S. federal government debt was $190,000.
In 1910 football teams were penalized 15 yards for an incompleted forward pass.
In 1954, Bob Hawke was immortalized by the Guinness Book of Records for chugging 2.5 pints of beer in 12 seconds.
In 1956, 80% of all U.S. households had a refrigerator, but only 8% of British households had one!
In 1976 an LA secretary named Jannene Swift officially married a 50 pound rock in a ceremony witnessed by more than 20 people.
In 1980, the city of Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
In ancient China, people committed suicide by eating a pound of salt.
In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word!
In England, in the 1880's, 'Pants'was considered a dirty word.
In the 1930's, American track star Jesse Owens used to race against horses and dogs to earn a living.
In the early 1960's, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.
In the great fire of London, in 1666, half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta
India used to be the richest country in the world until the British invasion in the early 17th Century.
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