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    POTATO CHIPS
    August 24, 1853 - Saratoga Springs, NY

    It has been claimed that the first potato chips were prepared by Chef George Crum, an American Indian, at Moon's Lake House in Saratoga Springs, NY. When railroad magnate Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt was dining there, he sent his fried potatoes back to the kitchen, complaining they were "too thick." The chef, George Crum retaliated by slicing paper thin strips of potatoes and frying them to a crisp. But Vanderbilt loved these "Saratoga Chips" and they became an instant success.

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    August 24, 2007 - Nigeria and Brazil

    Field tests of a revolutionary laptop costing $100.00 has proved a success in Nigeria and Brazil opening up the opportunity to help third world countries children catch up with the rest of the world. The laptop has a number of revolutionary innovations and is part of the "One Laptop Per Child" initiative No Moving Parts ( 1GB of flash memory ) instead of traditional hard disc. Super energy efficient Processor AMD 433 MHz with in built graphics card Open Source Linux operating system (OS) free Dual wi-fi antennas with 3 times normal range with mesh networking built in ( peer to peer between laptops ) Low power dual-mode display, which allows toggle between color and black-and-white screens which provides screen reading in direct sunlight in BW mode. Multiple options for charging super efficient battery including hand crank charge, solar panel charge and even a pull-string recharger Sealed waterproof green rubber keyboard. Still and motion capture camera

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