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Bizarre fact #2820:
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Inventor Hugh Moore's paper cup factory was located next door to the Dixie Doll Company in the same downtown loft building. The word Dixie printed on the company's door reminded Moore of the story he had heard as a boy about "dixies," the ten dollar bank notes printed with the French word dix in big letters across the face of the bill by a New Orleans bank renowned for its strong currency in the early 1800s. The "dixies," Moore decided, had the qualities he wanted people to associate with his paper cups, and with permission from his neighbor, he used the name for his cups - "Dixie Cups".


Bizarre fact #2262:
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A man named Ed Peterson is the inventor of the Egg McMuffin.


Bizarre fact #3623:
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Mark McGwire's record-setting 70 home runs in the 1998 season traveled a total of 29,598 feet.


Bizarre fact #3638:
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Six bulls are killed in a formal bullfight.


Bizarre fact #699:
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A ear trumpet was used before the hearing aid was invented by people who had difficulty hearing.


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