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1. Electric current was discovered in Italy in 1781. (True, by Luigi Galvani.)

2. Vulcanized rubber was an accidental discovery by Charles Goodyear (True, in 1839.)

3. Madame Curie was the second woman to win the Nobel Prize. (False, she was the first woman. It was in Chemistry, for the discovery of radium,)

4. Mark Twain was the first author to submit a typewritten manuscript to a publisher. (True, Life on the Mississippi in about 1875.)

5. "Disks for the Eyes" was the original name for contact lenses. (False, the name for eyeglasses that were made in Italy in 1280)