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Amazing Everyday Facts About Common Inventions

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Corn Flakes

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In 1898, John Harvey Kellogg introduced a health food known as “Corn Flakes,” which were supposed to be eaten to suppress the sexual appetite. At that time, they were not sweetened with sugar — Kellogg believed that sugar was unhealthy and associated with vice and degeneracy.

Touch-Screen Smartphone

cell phone invention

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It was made in 1993 by IBM and called Simon. The device was a mobile phone, pager, PDA, and fax machine all in one. It sold 50,000 units. Way ahead of its time, the retail price was $900.


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According to found diaries, baseball was a well-established sport in the 18th century and was played by both men and women. Yup, the super-American sport was played in the UK more than 20 years before American independence.