Facts: House Fire to Fortune
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Gold has been used in dentistry for thousands of years, initially for the health and care of teeth but more recently for cosmetic aesthetics.
Taxidermy is a three-dimensional way of preserving an animal for display by filling it with stuffing and mounting it. In some cases, taxidermy is reproduced with all man-made materials.
The word itself, ‘taxidermy,’ has Greek origins, loosely translating to ‘the movement of skin’.
Merrill Piano Company was established in 1885 out of Boston, Massachusetts, but the brand was discontinued shortly before the Great Depression.
Around 1925, Merrill Piano Company became a part of the National Piano Manufacturing Company.
The 1909 Indian Head $5 Gold Coin was designed, unlike other coins, with features that were “incused,” or recessed, rather than raised.
The Miss America Bicycle was launched by Huffy in the late 1960s. It was a limited model bike for young girls that also had a counterpart bicycle, the Mr. America Bicycle.
In 2010, fire departments responded to an estimated 370,000 house fires in the United States.