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Bizarre Fact #101:
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Dutch engineers have developed a computerized machine that allows a cow to milk itself. Each cow in the herd has a computer chip in its collar. If the computer senses that the cow has not been milked in a given period of time, the milk-laden animal is allowed to enter the stall. The robot sensors locate the teats, apply the vacuum devices, and the cow is milked. The machine costs a mere $250,000 and is said to boost milk production by 15%.

Bizarre Fact #102:
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Eastman Kodak's Brownie camera cost $1.00 when it was introduced in 1900.

Bizarre Fact #103:
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Edison improved the incandescent lamp in 1879, but he didn't actually invent it. Sir Humphrey Davy is reputed to be the true inventor of the electric light. He passed electricity through a platinum wire and caused an arc lamp to glow as early as 1802. However, Davy did not pursue the discovery. By the time Edison entered the scene, arc lamps had been burning for several decades, but were limited by short life spans. Edison developed a long-lasting filament light in 1877, and in 1879 produced the first long-lasting light bulb.

Bizarre Fact #104:
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Electrical hearing aids were invented in 1901 by Miller R. Hutchinson, who was (you guessed it) from New York.

Bizarre Fact #105:
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Electrical hearing aids were invented in 1901 by Miller R. Hutchinson.

Bizarre Fact #106:
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Eli Whitney made no money from the cotton gin because he did not have a valid patent on it.

Bizarre Fact #107:
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Ferdinand Porsche, who later went on to build sports cars bearing his own name, designed the original 1936 Volkswagen.

Bizarre Fact #108:
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Fifteen years after its invention in 1876, there were five million phones in America. Fifteen years after its invention, more than 33 million wireless phones were in the U.S.

Bizarre Fact #109:
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Fifty years ago the B. F. Goodrich Company, the American corporation known for its automobile tires, thought it was really on to something. Its engineers came up with the prototype of an atomic golf ball. The ball, with a radioactive core, would be easy to locate with a Geiger counter if hit into the rough. But the company abandoned the invention as unworkable.

Bizarre Fact #110:
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Four wheel roller skates were invented by James L. Plimpton in 1863. Can you guess where?


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