Fact 1 – TEA BAG – In 1908, New York tea merchant Thomas Sullivan sent samples of tea leaves to some of his customers in small silken bags. Many of the recipients assumed that the bags were supposed to be used as they appeared, so they put the entire bag into the teapot, rather than emptying out its contents. After such positive feedback from the happy accident, Sullivan designed intentional teabags for commercial production.

Fact 2 – SNAIL’S TEETH – Snails have 14,000 teeth (some species have up to 20,000)  They have a jaw and a flexible band of thousands of microscopic teeth, called a radula.

Fact 3 – THE EIFFEL TOWER – The tower was originally intended for Barcelona, but the Spanish felt the design was too ugly, so the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower, pitched it to Paris instead, as a “temporary” landmark during its 1889 International Exposition. 

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