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    Fast Facts: Feb. 1

    • Nearly one in eight US workers has at some time been employed by McDonald’s.
    • On Oct. 15, 1794, the first silver dollar coins were released to be circulated to the public.
    • Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if put in the laundry.
    • In 1949, when Frank McNamara was at a restaurant, he realized he did not have enough money to pay for his meal, and had to call his wife to bail him out. He then came up with the idea of the Diners’ Club, which issued the first credit card.

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