>Odd Victorian Factoid#24: It took fictional character Phileas Fogg 80 days to go around the world. In 1889 Nellie Bly (a real person) did it in 72 days. She was a journalist and her real name was Elizabeth Jane Cochran. She also faked insanity in order to study a mental institution from the inside.
>Odd Victorian Factoid 24: Whoa Nellie!