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    Fast Facts: Nov. 29

    • The world’s first traffic island was installed — at his own expense — by Colonel Pierrepoint, who was killed crossing over to it.
    • The first ready-to-eat breakfast cereal was Shredded Wheat in 1893.
    • Courteney Cox was the first person in the U.S. to say the word “”period”” on TV in an ad for Tampax.
    • Jimmy Carter was the first president born in a hospital.
    • The first song Bruce Springsteen ever learned to play on the guitar was The Rolling Stones’ “”It’s All Over Now.””
    • Barbra Streisand’s first performance was as a chocolate chip cookie.
    • The first man to fly over the North Pole and the South Pole was called Dickie Byrd.

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