FACT OF THE DAY
April 26 2021
The diameter of a full sized basketball is half the diameter of a basketball hoop.
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Leonardo DiCaprio's first name was decided when his mother was pregnant, looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a gallery in Florence, and he kicked for the first time.
December 6 2020
Back in the days before digital television, if you turned your TV between stations, a small percentage of the static you would see would actually be the afterglow of the Big Bang.
December 5 2020
People who speak two languages may unconsciously shift their personalities when they switch from one language to another.
December 4 2020
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won more Grammys than Elvis did his entire career.
December 3 2020
Lentil as Anything, a successful Australian restaurant, allows its customers to pay whatever price they feel like paying for the food.
December 2 2020
No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.
December 1 2020
There are nearly 28 million small businesses in America. Of those 28 million, a full 22 million consists of one lone employee.
November 30 2020
Steve Buscemi used to be a firefighter, and on 9/11 he dropped everything to help with the recovery efforts.
November 29 2020
There was a Great Molasses Flood in Boston in 1919.
November 28 2020
Bananas are actually berries.
November 27 2020
Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
November 26 2020
Scientists have dated the Earth as being between 4 and 5 billion years old!
November 25 2020
Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.
November 24 2020
The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
November 23 2020
Pittsburgh is the only American city with three sports teams that wear the same colors.
November 22 2020
Scientists suspect that an ocean 10 km deep lies under at least 200km of ice on Jupiter's moon of Callisto.
November 21 2020
In the 19th century a popular medicine for kids, "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," included morphine.
November 20 2020
While dining in the restaurant, former quarterback Kurt Warner always pays one account from a nearby table, asking the waiters not to tell the lucky ones who paid for their food.
November 19 2020
We will never run out of IP addresses as there are 100 for every single atom on earth.
November 18 2020
Only 11 goalies have scored a goal in the history of the NHL, with the first coming in 1979 and the last in 2013.
November 17 2020