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Here’s 10 interesting facts that you can casually (and intentionally) drop into a conversation to impress your friends.   Did you know???

The snowboard was invented by an eighth grader from New Jersey?

In the days before toilet paper, Americans used corn husks and corncobs and the Japanese used sea weed?   

early American toilet paper

Please Don't Squeeze the Corn Husks

The world’s first ketchup was a green and brown paste made of squished up cucumbers, walnuts and mushrooms.

The average American spends nine years of his or her life watching television.

The first trampoline was thought up by an 11-year old George Nissen while watching a circus show in hometown in Iowa in 1826.  While in high school, George invented a bouncing table.  To prove how high a person could jump on a trampoline, its inventor took along a kangaroo – and made sure he jumped higher than the animal in his demonstrations

For almost two centuries bread was the world’s only type of eraser.  It didn’t work very well, but was good enough, until the rubber eraser was invented.

Not until the 1920s did it become common in the United States to have separate public bathrooms for males and females.  Those for men were called Johns.  Those for women were called Janes.

3M company, George Fry

Post It Notes

Post It Notes were invented by 3 M employee, Art Fry.  He used some of his colleague’s strong but removable adhesive to stick a page marker in his hymnal.

That Jules Leotard, a French circus acrobat invented the leotard . It was said he was in love with himself!

The modern day lollipop was invented by George Smith of New Haven, CT in 1908.  He would put a ball of boiled sweets on a stick and he named it after a famous race horse of the day, Lolly Pop.      

lolly, pop. sucker,


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