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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There is a regulation size half-court where employees can play basketball inside the Matterhorn at Disneyland.
January 7 2021
In Ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the pharaoh.
January 6 2021
Stretching out to an impressive length of 6696 kilometers (4160 miles) long, the Nile River is the longest river on earth.
January 5 2021
In Alcatraz, Al Capone was inmate #85.
January 4 2021
The U.S state of Texas is roughly 10% larger than France and almost twice as large as Germany.
January 3 2021
In August 1971, the Pittsburgh Pirates became the first professional team to field nine players who were either black or Latino. That was the same year they won the World Series.
January 2 2021
Less than half of Google searches now result in a click.
January 1 2021
There is no clear information about when did baseball start. However, the first World Series was played between Boston and Pittsburgh in 1903 in which Boston was the winner.
December 31 2020
A person can spontaneously burst into flames.
December 30 2020
In "Man of Steel", Henry Cavill refused to take steroids to muscle up for the role. He also refused any digital touch-ups or enhancement to his body in his shirtless scenes.
December 29 2020
An experiment showed that when experiencing pain, study participants exposed to pictures of their beloved and to distracting word games had their pain reduced far more than those exposed to the same distracting word games and pictures of acquaintances.
December 28 2020
The average person spends about eleven on screen time in a lifetime.
December 27 2020
Comedians and funny people are usually more depressed than average, research found.
December 26 2020
Wal-Mart averages a profit of $4 million every hour for the year 2020.
December 25 2020
Your most sensitive finger is your index finger (closest to your thumb).
December 24 2020
There are dogs that can surf. Each year in California, the Del Mar Dog Beach hosts the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon, which raises money for animals in need.
December 23 2020
On average, you secrete 26 gallons of sweat in your bed per year.
December 22 2020
The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.
December 21 2020
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
December 20 2020
A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
December 19 2020