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    Fast Facts: Dec. 7

    • It took engineers 22 years to design the zipper.
    • The first modern dishwashing machine was invented by wealthy American socialite Josephine Cochrane in 1886. She invented it so her servants would stop chipping her china.
    • The world’s first mono-motorcycle, called the Uno, was invented by a Canadian teenager named Ben Gulak.
    • The parachute was invented before the airplane.
    • During one seven-year period, Thomas Edison obtained approximately 300 patents. In his whole life, he obtained more than 1,000 patents.
    • Inventor Thomas Adams started the world’s first chewing-gum factory in 1845.
    • Chapman and Skinner in San Francisco invented the first portable electric vacuum in 1905.

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