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Bizarre Fact #221:
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When using the first pay telephone, a caller did not deposit his coins in the machine. He gave them to an attendant who stood next to the telephone. Coin telephones did not appear to 1899.

Bizarre Fact #222:
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While Eleanor Abbott of San Diego, California was recuperating from polio in the 1940s, she occupied herself with devising games and activities for youngsters who had polio. One of her inventions was called "Candy Land." Her young friends liked the game so much, she submitted it to Milton Bradley Company where it was immediately accepted. Since then, CANDY LAND has been recognized internationally as a "child's first game."

Bizarre Fact #223:
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While known as a painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci was the first to record that the number of rings in the cross section of a tree trunk reveal its age. He also discovered that the width between the rings indicates the annual moisture.

Bizarre Fact #224:
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You could milk about six cows per hour by hand, but with modern machinery, you can milk up to 100 cows per hour.

Bizarre Fact #225:
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Cars are one of the most dangerous form of transport. 1 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide.

Bizarre Fact #226:
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Sawney Beane, his wife, 8 sons, 6 daughters, and 32 grandchildren were a family of cannibals that lived in the caves near Galloway, Scotland in the early 17th Century. Although the total number is not known, it is believed they claimed over 50 victims per year. The entire family was taken by an army detachment to Edinburgh and executed, apparently without trial.

Bizarre Fact #227:
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The Red Baron's real name was Manfred Von Richtofen.

Bizarre Fact #228:
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The most senior crayon maker Emerson Moser retired after making 1.4 billion crayons for Crayola. It was then that he revealed that he was actually colorblind.

Bizarre Fact #229:
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Two United States navy ships have been named after Abraham Lincoln.


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