Benjamin Franklin invented flippers for swimming in the year 1717 and was inducted into the international swimming hall of fame for the invention. They were originally wooden swim fins shaped like a lily pad and went on the hands. They were about 10 inches (250mm) long and 6 inches (150mm) wide and helped people to swim faster. Franklin’s swim fins were originally intended for use on a person’s hands. Shaped like lily pads or an artist’s paint palette, they helped attain greater speed with each stroke.
The AAA Motor Club and travel organization was created initially so that it could warn traveling motorists about police speed traps around the country.
Because they both lost so many players to WWII military service, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles combined to become the Steagles during the 1943 season.. Despite never being registered by the NFL, the name became the most enduring moniker.
Washington did have false teeth. His false teeth were made of whale bone and deer antlers.
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.