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The country of Brazil is named after the brazil nut.
The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
The first alarm clock could only ring at 4 a.m.
The first baseball caps were made of straw.
The first bomb dropped on Germany in WWII killed the only elephant in the Berlin zoo!
The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Rathbone & Roger Burges, Map makers in 1618!
The first Ford cars had Dodge engines.
The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.
The first household refrigerators cost about $16,000, in today's money!
The first patented condom was meant to be reused!
The first person to go over Niagara falls was Annie Edson-Taylor. She made the trip in a wooden barrel and survived!
The first product to have a bar code was Wrigleys gum!
The first programme shown on BBC2 was Play School
The first song played on Virgin Radio was Born to be wild by INXS!
The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.
The Grateful Dead were once called 'The Warlocks'.
The Greek National anthem has 158 verses!
The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers founded in 1744, is the world's oldest golf club!
The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache on a standard playing card!
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