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Two Pioneering Female Journalists Raced Each Other To Beat The Fictional Character Phileas Fogg from “Around The World In 80 Days” in 1889

TIFO Quick Fact- Around the world in 80 days race

Text Version: In 1888, Nellie Bly (aka Elizabeth Cochrane) discussed with her editor at ‘New York World’ an idea to write a story, and beat the fictitious character ‘Phileas Fogg’ in Jules Verne’s book “Around the World in 80 Days” by actually accomplishing the feat in less than 80 days. The story became so big that competing New York newspaper […]

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The United States IRS Has A ‘Continuity Plan’ In Place for How to Collect Taxes After a Nuclear Attack

TIFO Quick Fact- IRS Nuclear War fact

Text Version: Even a nuclear war won’t get you out of paying your taxes or keep the Internal Revenue Service from coming after you. Since the 1960s, the U.S. Treasury Department, has had an Internal Revenue Manual, guiding IRS employees on how to function in the event of wars, natural disasters, pandemic influenza, terrorist attacks and yes, nuclear explosions. According […]

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Harry Potter the Musical?

TIFO Quick Fact- Micheal Jackson wanted to make a Musical Harry Potter

Text Version: The late Michael Jackson had once approached J.K. Rowling about the possibility of doing a musical version of Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling said no to the idea. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, she said that she felt that it wouldn’t be successful. She told Oprah, “Michael Jackson wanted to do a musical. I said no to a […]

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