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Bizarre Fact #51:
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The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com on March 15, 1985.

Bizarre Fact #52:
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The first jet engine was invented by Frank Whittleof of England in 1930.

Bizarre Fact #53:
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The first spacecraft to visit the planet Venus was Mariner 2 in 1962.

Bizarre Fact #54:
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The first subway system in America was built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1897.

Bizarre Fact #55:
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The Great Comet of 1843 had a tail that was over 300 kilometres long.

Bizarre Fact #56:
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The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.

Bizarre Fact #57:
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The iron disulfide (Pyrite) is considered "fool's gold" because it looks very similar to gold.

Bizarre Fact #58:
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The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.

Bizarre Fact #59:
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The longest recorded duration of a total solar eclipse was 7.5 minutes.

Bizarre Fact #60:
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The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde.


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