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April 12 2022
The leaves of the rhubarb plant are extremely poisonous.
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The only number whose letters are in alphabetical order is 40 (f-o-r-t-y).
July 19 2022
The average distance from the Moon to the Earth is 238,857 miles (384,403 kilometers). If you had to drive from the moon to the Earth at 65 mph (just over 100 kph) it would take you 3,674 hours to get there, or 153 days driving non-stop 24 hours a day.
July 18 2022
Many ancient Egypt pyramids were built as tombs for Pharaohs and their families.
July 17 2022
The average person has at least seven dreams a night.
July 16 2022
During the First and Second World War, fingers were used for reconstructing noses. the patients got a new nose but lost a finger in return.
July 15 2022
Regular consumption of oysters is known to increase dopamine levels, which boosts libido in both men and women.
July 14 2022
NASA shows the "Armageddon" film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least 168 have been found.
July 13 2022
Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
July 12 2022
A Rhino's horn is made of compacted hair.
July 11 2022
99% of Google profit comes from its advertising. In early 1999, Google's founders decided to sell it for US$1 Million to Excite CEO but they refused it.
July 10 2022
The cartilage of shark is in use for the cure of cancer. But the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved cartilage as a treatment of cancer.
July 9 2022
The GIF format was invented by Steve Wilke, an engineer at Compuserve in 1987.
July 8 2022
During the Great Depression, people often made clothes out of flour sacks. Distributors would make their sacks more colorful to help people remain at least somewhat fashionable.
July 7 2022
Marrying your best friend eliminates the risk of divorce by over 70%, and this marriage is more likely to last a lifetime.
July 6 2022
A single Google query uses 1,000 Computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer.
July 5 2022
Mars has the solar system's biggest volcano and it was able to grow so big because Mars has no shifting tectonic plates.
July 4 2022
Different clouds carry different amounts of water. After all, cloud shapes and sizes can range from thin wispy cirrus, right up to the monstrous cumulonimbus thunderclouds.
July 3 2022
All babies are color blind when they are born.
July 2 2022
There are an estimated 582 million people globally, who are in the process of starting or running their own business.
July 1 2022
The UK and Portugal hold the longest standing alliance in the world. It was ratified in 1386 and is still in force.
June 30 2022