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April 29, 1879

On April 29, 1879, in Cleveland, Ohio, electric arc lights are used for the first time. Moths are immediately attracted and addicted. The new, brighter, artificially created lights seemed to have a stronger and more immediate reaction from the moths in the area. Butterflies, mosquitoes and mayflies were quoted as saying, “This gentrification of the … Continue reading

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May 2, 2000

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2000 precision GPS became available to the public and Garmin and Tom-Tom soon became commonplace in most peoples’ cars in the Western Civilization. Car map sales have plummeted and most people born after 2000 can no longer fold a map correctly, much less read it. The same thing happened … Continue reading

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