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  • The electric chair was invented by a dentist!
  • Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, in 1918, by Charles Jung!
  • When Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper in 1857, he had his name printed on each sheet.
  • US Patent number 3,593,345 was granted for the “Whisper Seat”, a toilet seat with a soundproof lining so that noise won’t be heard by others.
  • The Roller Coaster was invented in the 17th century in Russia.
  • Goodyear rubber company researched and concluded that shoes wear out faster on the rightfoot than the left.
  • Folding money was invented by the Chinese, it was made of deerskin.
  • The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.
  • Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
  • Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the world’s fair in St. Louis, MO. US Patent # 3,477,070.
  • Mr. Peanut was invented in 1916 by a Suffolk, Virginia, schoolchild who won $5 in a design contest sponsored by Planters Peanuts.
  • The word ‘condom’ comes from Dr. Charles Condom (1630 – 1685)
  • Samuel Morse, the inventor of the morse code, was a painter as well. One of his portraits is of the first governor of Arkansas and hangs in the governor’s mansion of that state.