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4781 - About 50,000,000 cars are produced in the world every year.

4782 - The word 'modem' is an abbreviation of the words 'modulate, demodulate'.

4783 - Chocolate-chip cookies were invented by Ruth Wakefield in 1930.

4784 – Disappearing ink is usually a water-based acid-base indicator that changes colour when exposed to air.

4785 – The most bitter chemical compound is thought to be N-[(2-[2,6-Dimethylphenyl)amino]-2-oxoethyl]-N,N-diethylbenzenemethanaminium benzoate [3734-33-6], commonly called Bitrex or Denatonium Benzoate.

4786 – The molecule C8H12 is commonly called Broken Windowpane.

4787 – The name of the molecule sodium ethyl xanthate is often abbreviated to SEX.

4788 – The U.S. military is thought to have experimented with human invisibility by bending light through electromagnetic means.

4789 – In London in 1934, a young scientist is said to have made himself invisible by using a few devices including an Electro-Helmet. When he touched two contacts above his head, and asked for a switch to be flicked, his body gradually disappeared.

4790 – A paste made of Cheerios cereal, lemon juice and honey is supposed to be a good moisturizing facial product.

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