FACT OF THE DAY
April 17 2021
Bill Buckner had more hits than ted Williams.
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Before the 19th century, dentures were commonly made with teeth pulled from the mouths of dead soldiers.
December 4 2021
16% to 20% of the searches Google gets each day have never been Googled before.
December 3 2021
There's a giant mushroom in Oregon's Malheur National Forest with a root system that covers over 2,200 acres, making it the largest living organism in the world.
December 2 2021
There are at least 10,000 varieties of tomatoes.
December 1 2021
James Cameron was convinced that CGI effects had progressed enough to make this film "Avatar" after seeing Gollum in The Lord of the Rings.
November 30 2021
A fresh apple is made up of about 25% air.
November 29 2021
At the height of his popularity, Charlie Chaplin entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like competition in San Francisco. He came in 20th place.
November 28 2021
In early Rome a father could legally kill anyone in his family.
November 27 2021
It's possible to find rivers and lakes beneath the ocean.
November 26 2021
Experiencing new things slow down our internal sense of time, studies have found.
November 25 2021
On average, there are 200 hundred tiny seeds on every strawberry.
November 24 2021
If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib.
November 23 2021
Austria is a landlocked country that shares a border with 8 other nations.
November 22 2021
A computer as powerful as the human brain would be able to perform about 39 thousand trillion operations per second and hold about 3,584 terabytes of memory.
November 21 2021
Pronoia, the opposite of paranoia, is the delusion that everyone is secretly plotting your success.
November 20 2021
Vinson Massif is the highest point in Antarctica at 16,362 feet.
November 19 2021
In Antarctica, there is a unique group of fish called ice fish. These have no red pigment hemoglobin in their blood to carry oxygen around.
November 18 2021
30,000 children took part of a "Children's Crusade" to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.
November 17 2021
The pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat. Embracing your darker moods is better in the long-run, psychology researchers found.
November 16 2021
There are over 200 artificial languages in books, movies, and TV shows, such as "Klingon".
November 15 2021