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Le Pétomane was the stage name of the French flatulist (professional farter) and entertainer Joseph Pujol (June 1, 1857 – 1945). He was famous for his remarkable control of the abdominal muscles, which enabled him to seemingly fart at will.

On February 11, 1956, the Post Office Department unveiled the Model “F” Stampmaster at the McLean, Virginia, Post Office. Ted Stans, the 12-year-old son of Deputy Postmaster General Maurice H. Stans, tried it first. The machine not only made change but also “spoke” to customers with pre-recorded messages at the end of transactions.

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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid.

All companies, media and otherwise, are often faced with the question — in this new media landscape, what is worthwhile? There’s Twitter and Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat. There’s podcasting and…