Weekly Facts #41
The world’s first skyscraper was the Home Insurance building in Chicago. It was 138 feet tall with 10 stories, built in 1885, and demolished in 1931.
There are 12 federal reserve banks in the U.S. created under the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. They are Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco.
Edward Nairne invented the first eraser and Joseph Priestly first discovered the erasing properties of rubber.
Due to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert getting married, it became the norm for wedding dresses to be white.
When people die, their bodies go through a process called pallor mortis within minutes of the heart stopping, livor mortis when gravity pulls blood down the body, and rigor mortis when the body stiffens.