Curious Trivial Facts (11/20)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  We can all appreciate some of the lesser known facts from around the world.

Kleenex was originally manufactured as filters for gas masks during World War I.  In the aftermath, Kimberly-Clark promoted them as both coffee filters and cold cream removers until research showed that most people had taken to using them like handkerchiefs to blow their noses.

It is the aromatic leaves of the violet–not the petals–that are used to make perfume.

These facts have been discovered in I NEVER KNEW THAT by David Hoffman (2009).

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