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Bizarre Fact #111:
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Frederick Winthrop Thayer of Massachusetts and the captain of the Harvard University Baseball Club received a patent for his baseball catcher's mask on February 12, 1878.

Bizarre Fact #112:
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Games Slayter, a Purdue graduate, invented fiberglass.

Bizarre Fact #113:
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George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera, hated having his picture taken.

Bizarre Fact #114:
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George Seldon received a patent in 1895 - for the automobile. Four years later, George sold the rights for $200,000.

Bizarre Fact #115:
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George Washington Carver invented peanut butter.

Bizarre Fact #116:
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Germany holds the title for most independent inventors to apply for patents.

Bizarre Fact #117:
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Gutenburg invented the printing press in the 1450's, and the first book to ever be printed was the Bible. It was, however, in Latin rather than English.

Bizarre Fact #118:
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Henry Waterman, of New York, invented the elevator in 1850. He intended it to transport barrels of flour.

Bizarre Fact #119:
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In 1769 the British designer Edward Beran enclosed wooden slats in a frame to adjust the amount of light let into a room. These became known as venetian blinds from their early use over Italianate windows.

Bizarre Fact #120:
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In 1832 the Scottish surgeon Neil Arnott devised water beds as a way of improving patients' comfort.


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