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The word “karate” means “empty hand.”

      

The world’s largest alphabet is Cambodian, with 74 letters.

      

Disneyland opened in 1955.

      

Chewing gum was patented in 1869 by William Semple.

      

Carbonated soda water was invented in 1767 by Joseph Priestley, the discoverer of oxygen.

      

Coca-Cola was so named back in 1885 for its two ‘medicinal’ ingredients: extract of coca leaves and kola nuts. As for how much cocaine was originally in the formulation, it’s hard to know.