FACT OF THE DAY
April 8 2022
Cucumbers have the highest water content of any vegetable.
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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.
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July 8 2022
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July 7 2022
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July 6 2022
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July 5 2022
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July 4 2022
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July 3 2022
All babies are color blind when they are born.
July 2 2022
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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
As compared to the United States, China has more English speakers.
June 29 2022
The human tongue tastes bitter things with the taste buds toward the back. Salty and pungent flavors are tasted in the middle of the tongue, sweet flavors at the tip.
June 28 2022
Chocolate for most of its 4,000-year history was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat.
June 27 2022
Black-eyed peas are not really peas.
June 26 2022
In the 1800s, people bought mummies and held "mummy unwrapping" parties.
June 25 2022
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
June 24 2022
Men are not funnier than women: they just make more jokes, not caring whether other people like their humor or not.
June 23 2022
Cabbage contains almost as much water as watermelon.
June 22 2022