30 Random Facts So Interesting You’ll Be Shocked – PART 2

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29. You can sneeze faster than a cheetah can run.

Clocking in at 100 mph, we can sneeze faster than cheetahs can run, four-and-a-half times faster than Usain Bolt ‘s record, and 20 times faster than Michael Phelps. (Unfortunately, we ‘re also spreading about 100,000 germs when we sneeze.)

 

30. The fire hydrant patent was lost in a fire.

The fire hydrant patent is attributed to Frederick Graff Sr., who was Chief Engineer at Philadelphia Water Works in the early 1800s. Ironically for Graff Sr., when the patent office in Washington, D.C. burned down in 1836, the patent was lost. After 100 years, retired firefighter George Sigelakis reinvented the hydrant after it had failed to work in too many critical situations.

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