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Bizarre Fact #91:
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Craven Walker invented the lava lamp, and its contents are colored wax and water.

Bizarre Fact #92:
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Cyano-acrylate glues (super glue) were invented by accident. The researcher was trying to make optical materials, and would test their properties by putting them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried the cyano-acrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart.

Bizarre Fact #93:
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Diet Coke was only invented in 1982.

Bizarre Fact #94:
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Direct-dial, coast-to-coast telephone service began as Mayor M. Leslie Denning of Englewood, New Jersey, called his counterpart in Alameda, California.

Bizarre Fact #95:
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Disc Jockey Alan Freed popularized the term "Rock and Roll."

Bizarre Fact #96:
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Donald F. Duncan, the man who made the yo-yo an American tradition, is also credited with popularizing the parking meter and introducing Good Humor "ice cream on a stick.

Bizarre Fact #97:
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Dr. John Gorrie of Appalachicola, Florida, invented mechanical refrigeration in 1851. He patented his device on May 6, 1851. There is a statue which honors this "Father of Modern Day Air Conditioning" in the Statuary Hall of the Capitol building in Washington, DC.

Bizarre Fact #98:
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Dr. Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio in 1952, in New York (aaah!).

Bizarre Fact #99:
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Dr. Samuel Langley was able to get many model airplanes to fly, but on December 8, 1903, Langley's "human carrying flying machine", the aerodrome plunged into the Potomac River near Washington D.C., in front of photographers who were assembled to witness the event. Reporters around the country made fun of the idea that people could fly and nine days later, Wilbur and Orville Wright proved them wrong.

Bizarre Fact #100:
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During one four-year period, Thomas Edison obtained 300 patents, or one every five days.


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