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First telephone book

First telephone book

The first telephone book was one page long and had only 50 names in it.




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Life expectancy in 1900

The life expectancy in 1900 was just 47 years.

Priests in Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, priests plucked EVERY hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.

Shortest war on record

The shortest war on record was fought between Zanzibar and England in 1896. Zanzibar surrendered after 38 minutes.

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