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Math in History  

When did construction begin on the Sphinx and Giza Pyramids in Egypt?
What was the average U.S. family income in 1915?
How many workers did it take to build the Taj Mahal in India in the 1600's?
When and where was the pencil invented?
What is the oldest known unit of measurement (mentioned in the Torah and Bible when Noah was building the ark)?
Where were Arabic numerals invented?
When was the magnifying glass invented?
When was Velcro invented?
What did the people of the Pacific island of Fiji use for money until the early 1900's?
When was paper invented?
When did Marco Polo travel through Central Asia, India, China, and Indonesia?
When was the telescope invented?
The first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain, was Edmund Hillary of New Zealand. When did this occur?
The first soap was made long ago in Southern Mesopotamia from a mixture of ash (from burned rushes), oil, and fine clay. When was this soap invented?
When and where was the first dictionary created?
When and where was ink invented?

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