TRIVIA: “Plastic”

 

  • I. A man named Walter Cavanagh, in California, is known to have the most credit cards in the world. He had over 13,000 credit cards. He was famously referred to as “Mr. Plastic Fantastic”. Walter usually keeps his credit cards in a very large wallet, that is about 250 feet long.

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  • II. The origin of the word ‘plastic’ can be traced to the Greek word, ‘plasikos’, which means ‘to mold’. The origin of the word surgery can be traced to another Greek word, ‘kheirourgos’, which is a combination of two Greek words, kheir and ergon, which mean hand and work, respectively.

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  • III. Plastic surgery dates as far back as 600 BC, based on an ancient Indian Sanskrit text that was found, indicating a nose job. It was literally cutting skin from other parts of the face, such as the forehead or the cheek, to sew onto the nose.

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  • IV. In poetic references to elves, there is a certain surgical procedure called ‘Elfing’, where the surgeon carefully cuts off the top of the ear cartilage, only to sew it back onto the ear, but forming a pointy shape.

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  • V. Plastic surgery was blatantly considered to be a pagan act in the Middle Ages, due to the fact that all surgical processes were likened to sorcery, and that it involved unnecessary spillage of blood.

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  • VI. No African American ever appeared on paper money. But in the 1940’s, commemorative coins were created with the images of Booker T. Washington and George Washington. A Jackie Robinson coin was also released during this time.

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