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Bizarre Fact #341:
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When Bell's patent was sixteen months old, there were 778 telephones in use.

Bizarre Fact #342:
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When the Titanic sank in 1912, hundreds of passengers were saved only because a Marconi wireless operator, David Sarnoff, reportedly picked up the ship's radio distress messages and alerted ships in the area. Sarnoff went on to become president of the first radio network, the National Broadcasting Company.

Bizarre Fact #343:
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When wearing a Kimono, Japanese women wear socks called "Tabi". The big toe of the sock is separated from the rest of the toes, like a thumb from a mitten.

Bizarre Fact #344:
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Woodbury Soap was the first product to show a nude woman in its advertisements. The year - 1936. The photo, by Edward Steichen, showed a rear full-length view of a woman sunbathing - wearing only sandals.

Bizarre Fact #345:
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World Tourist day is observed on September 27.

Bizarre Fact #346:
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Young priests of the island of Leukas, Greece, to qualify for service at the temple of Apollo, were required in ancient Greece to don the wings of an eagle and plunge from Cape Dukato into the sea, a dive of 230 feet. It was assumed that the gods would eliminate those unfit, but no diver was ever injured, although the ordeal was performed for centuries.

Bizarre Fact #347:
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Zip code 12345 is assigned to General Electric in Schenectady, NY.

Bizarre Fact #348:
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More than three thousand people work on research in Antarctica each year.


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