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Crocodile-dung suppositories were used as contraceptives in ancient Egypt.
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First televised NFL game: Brooklyn Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Eagles in 1939. The broadcast reached about 1,000 viewers. #BRIFact
Medieval lingo: those tall, narrow slits in castle walls were called “loopholes.” #BRIFact
Colgate claims “Tooth Fairy” as a registered trademark. #BRIFact
Vatican City is less than three-fourths the size of the National Mall in Washington, D.C. #BRIFact
Originally, California’s 600-mile El Camino Real (“The Royal Highway”) linked 21 missions, four presidios (forts), and three pueblos (civilian settlements).
A nautical mile is 796 feet longer than a land mile. #BRIFact
Albert Einstein is the only scientist to have a ticker-tape parade in New York City (1921). #BRIFact
Willy “Famous” Amos founded his cookie company in 1975. Before that he was a talent agent who worked with acts like Simon and Garfunkel and the Supremes. #BRIFact
First Web site to register its name: Symbolics.com (March 15, 1985). #BRIFact