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Bizarre Fact #211:
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The Wright Brothers spent time observing the flight of the buzzard to help them solve the mystery of flight. They realized that the bird retained balance in the air by twisting the tips of it's wings. By creating a wing warping method based upon this observation, the brothers were able to obtain a remarkable degree of maneuverability.

Bizarre Fact #212:
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The wristwatch was invented in 1904 by Louis Cartier.

Bizarre Fact #213:
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Thomas Edison had a collection of over 5,000 birds.

Bizarre Fact #214:
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Thomas Edison’s first major invention was the quadruplex telegraph. Unlike other telegraphs at the time, it could send four messages at the same time over one wire.

Bizarre Fact #215:
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Today, the London Underground Limited (LUL) is a major business with 2.5 million passenger journeys a day, nearly 500 trains, serving over 260 stations, around 16,000 staff and vast engineering assets.

Bizarre Fact #216:
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Two days before Alexander Graham Bell married Mabel Hubbard in 1877, he gave her 99 percent of his company shares as a wedding gift. He kept a mere ten for himself.

Bizarre Fact #217:
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Two French toolmakers were the first engineers to put the engine in the front of the car. This gave the car better balance, made it easier to steer, and made it much easier to get all your luggage in.

Bizarre Fact #218:
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Venetian blinds were invented in Japan.

Bizarre Fact #219:
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Western Electric invented the loudspeaker which was initially called "loud-speaking telephone."

Bizarre Fact #220:
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When Alexander Graham Bell died on August 4, 1922, millions of phones went dead. In Bell's honor, all phones served by the Bell System in the USA and Canada went silent for one minute.


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