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Bizarre Fact #51:
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The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind.

Bizarre Fact #52:
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The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices.

Bizarre Fact #53:
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The first Halloween card was created in the 1920's.

Bizarre Fact #54:
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The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C.

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The first place to celebrate St.Patrick's Day was is Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1737.

Bizarre Fact #56:
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The first Valentine's Day card was sent from a knight to his wife in 1415. The night was held captive in the Tower of London.

Bizarre Fact #57:
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The largest diamond found in the United States was a 40.23 carat white diamond. It was found in 1924 and nicknamed the "Uncle Sam."

Bizarre Fact #58:
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The largest stamp was issued by China and measured 210 x 65 mm.

Bizarre Fact #59:
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The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old.

Bizarre Fact #60:
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The Mexican version of the Tooth Fairy is known as the Tooth Mouse, which takes the tooth and leaves treasures in its place.


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