FACT OF THE DAY
August 5 2022
Of the 585 billionaires in the U.S., 363 - or 62% - made their fortunes themselves.
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March 25 2023
The English word "alphabet" comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet - alpha and beta.
March 24 2023
Columbia University is the second largest landowner in New York City, after the Catholic Church.
March 23 2023
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March 22 2023
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March 21 2023
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March 20 2023
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March 19 2023
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March 18 2023
Alaska and Maine are the only two states to never send a school to the NCAA tournament.
March 17 2023
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March 16 2023
Hindi didn't become the official language of India until 1965.
March 15 2023
The United Nations declared the internet a basic human right as of June 2011.
March 14 2023
John Adams was the first President to live in the White House.
March 13 2023
Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls.
March 12 2023
Bob Beamon's 1968 Olympic record in the long jump would have won the 2012 Olympics by almost two feet.
March 11 2023
Power makes people care less about others.
March 10 2023
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March 9 2023
Basque is a language spoken in the mountains between France and Spain and it has no relation to any other known language.
March 8 2023
Ellen DeGeneres was offered the role of Phoebe in Friends, but she turned it down.
March 7 2023
President Ronald Reagan was also a prolific lifeguard who saved 77 people from drowning.
March 6 2023