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Stupid Facts

  • Flashlights got their name because early batteries had such a short life, they were flashed on and off to conserve energy.

  • The ancient Egyptians invented bowling as far back as 5200 BC.

  • In 1929, a postage stamp was only 2 cents.

  • The ENIAC computer of 1945 is an acronym for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer.

  • Dalmatians are born without spots.

  • The Eiffel tower can vary six inches in height depending on the temperature.

  • Benjamin Franklin invented the rocking chair.

  • Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the Civil War.

  • There is no salt water in salt water taffy.

  • The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, in June 1933.