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First central power plant

The first central power plant Pearl Street Station in lower Manhattan, built by Thomas Edison began generating electricity on September 4, 1882. Pearl Street had one generator and it produced power for 800 electric light bulbs. Within 14 months, Pearl Street Station had 508 subscribers and 12,732 bulbs.

Reference: http://www.powerhousetv.com/

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Facts about the electric utility industry

Since the first power plant (thomas edison's power plant) lit up 800 light bulbs in 1882, the electric utility industry has grown to generate over 2.5 million gigawatt-hours annually, the equivalent of lighting 4.8 billion 60-watt light bulbs for a year

Reference: http://www.powerhousetv.com/

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First use of gas energy

The first use of gas energy in the United States occurred in 1816, when gaslights illuminated the streets of Baltimore, Maryland.

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When was the dawn of the new millennium?

Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the twenty first century and the third millennium. In the Gregorian Calendar, however, this distinction falls to the year 2001. This is because the first century began with the year 1 (there was no year zero)

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000

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Where was the first railroad station?

In 1830 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company built the first railroad station in Baltimore.

Reference: http://www.50states.com/facts/maryland.htm

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When was the first ambulance service started?

The first ambulance service was established in Cincinnati in 1865.

Reference: http://www.50states.com/facts/ohio.htm

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Interesting facts about the number 100

100 is the sum of the first nine prime numbers, as well as the sum of two prime numbers (47 + 53), and the sum of the cubes of the first four integers (100 = 1^3 + 2^3 + 3^3 + 4^3). Also, 2^6 + 6^2 = 100

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_(number)

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What was the speed limit in 1865?

In 1865 the first speed limit was introduced in Britain - 2 mph in town and 4 mph in the country.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1865

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Where did the toilet make it's first appearance on tv?

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

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Where to buy gift baskets online?

Internet Retailer magazine makes a list of the Top 50 Retailing Websites. We're checking them out one by one, the first to jump out is GiftBaskets.com Inc You have to hand it to them, no matter if it's a grandkid's birthday or a valentine day surprise, gift baskets rule.

Now, till April 30, Gift Baskets.com is discounting shipping on overnight Gift Basket Emergency delivery!

Reference: http://www.internetretailer.com/

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Which came first, the lighter or the match?

The cigarette lighter was invented before the match.

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The first toilet on TV

The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver".

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Fun fact about Neil Armstrong's moonwalk

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first of six home runs.

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What was the first cartoon built around a line of toys?

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was the first cartoon built around a line of toys.

Reference: wikipedia

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Nickelodeon

the first movie theaters were called nickelodeons

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How bad is that burn?

There are 3 classifications of burns. a) First degree burn only involves the outer layer of skin. b) Second degree burn involves several layers of the skin tha become blistered. c) Third degree burn is all layers of the skin,underlying tissue and organs. Nerves are damaged and sometimes destoyed.

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What are treatment for different types of burns?

A mild burn, run under cold tap water for 10 minutes, (do not use ice). A first degree burn, leave alone 24 hours, do not cover and avoid any product application. A second degree burn, apply antibiotic ointment and cover with sterile dressing. If blisters break open clean with tap water. A third degree burn, needs immediate medical attention. Have person lie down, and cover burn with clean sheet, until medical professional arrives.

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What is an IPO?

Initial public offering (IPO) The first time a company sells stock to the public. An IPO is a type of a primary offering, which occurs whenever a company sells new stock, and differs from a secondary offering, which is the public sale of previously issued securities, usually held by insiders. Some people say IPO stands for "Immediate Profit Opportunities." More cynicIt's Probably Overpriced."

Reference: http://moneycentral.hoovers.com/global/msn/index.xhtml?pageid=1954

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How old is the first test tube baby?

The first test-tube baby was born in Britain in 1978

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When did people in the united states start paying Income Tax?

In 1862, to support the Civil War, Congress enacted the nation's first income tax law. Congress eliminated the income tax in 1872 and it had a short-lived revival in 1894 and 1895.

In 1913 the income tax was brought back and became a permanent part of American life. It provided a seemingly unlimited source of funds to finance ever-growing government, and it gave the government an excuse to pry into every aspect of your life.

Reference: http://www.harrybrowne.org/articles/LandOfFree.htm, http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0005921.html

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What year did the United States land on the moon?

On July 20, 1969 the first manned spacecraft landed on the moon. The Moon was first visited by Soviet spacecraft Luna 2 in 1959. It is the only extraterrestrial body to have been visited by humans. The last time the moon was visited by man was in December of 1972.

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Who performed the first systematic, scientific study of lightning?

During the second half of the 18th century, Ben Franklin was the one who began the scientific study of lightning. He designed an experiment which conclusively proved the electrical nature of lightning. The experiment revealed that clouds are electrically charged so began his journey into lightning. Learn more here.

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