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    • A common name for pincurls is spitcurls because women sometimes wet their hair with their saliva before curling it.
  • A person uses approximately 57 sheets of toilet paper each day.
  • The world’s most expensive washroom was built by Lam Sai-wing for his shop. Everything in the washroom is made out of gold and jewels, and it cost $3.5 million to build.
  • About 26 percent of all indoor water in households in Sydney, Australia, is used for laundry.
  • America’s favorite Crayola crayon color is blue.
  • An office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet.
  • In 1902, the coat hanger was invented by Albert Parkhouse, who was frustrated at the lack of hooks available to hang up his coat at work. His company thought it was a good idea and patented the invention. Unfortunately, Parkhouse never received any money for his idea.
  • In 1924, Kleenex tissues were originally designed as a cold-cream remover.
  • In 1981, the ultimate collectable item was a Rubik’s Cube that had a picture of Prince Charles and Princess Diana on it.
  • In ancient Rome, lead poisoning was a prevalent disease among the wealthy because of their extensive use of lead. Many Roman women died because of lead poisoning caused by the use of make-up that contained lead.
  • It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.
  • It was during World War II that clothes with elastic waists were introduced. This is because the metal used in zippers was badly needed for the war.
  • The ballpoint pen was first introduced to the U.S. in October 1945. It was introduced in New York’s Gimbel’s Department Store, and the whole stock of 10,000 pens was sold out the first day for $12.50 each.
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