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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Aluminum can be recycled continuously, as in forever. Recycling 1 aluminum can save enough energy to run our TVs for at least 3 hours. 80 trillion aluminum cans are used by humans every year.
July 26 2022
Arizona was the last of the 48 adjoining continental states to enter the Union.
July 25 2022
At 120 miles per hour, a Formula One car generates so much downforce that it can drive upside down on the roof of a tunnel.
July 24 2022
There was a time where using forks used to be seen as blasphemous.
July 23 2022
It possibly took between 20,000 to 30,000 laborers over 80 years to build the pyramids at Giza.
July 22 2022
Brendan Fraser nearly died during a scene in "The Mummy" where his character is hanged. Rachel Weisz remembered, "He stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated."
July 21 2022
Jennifer Lawrence earned her SAG card when she did a promo for MTV's My Super Sweet 16.
July 20 2022
The only number whose letters are in alphabetical order is 40 (f-o-r-t-y).
July 19 2022
The average distance from the Moon to the Earth is 238,857 miles (384,403 kilometers). If you had to drive from the moon to the Earth at 65 mph (just over 100 kph) it would take you 3,674 hours to get there, or 153 days driving non-stop 24 hours a day.
July 18 2022
Many ancient Egypt pyramids were built as tombs for Pharaohs and their families.
July 17 2022
The average person has at least seven dreams a night.
July 16 2022
During the First and Second World War, fingers were used for reconstructing noses. the patients got a new nose but lost a finger in return.
July 15 2022
Regular consumption of oysters is known to increase dopamine levels, which boosts libido in both men and women.
July 14 2022
NASA shows the "Armageddon" film during their management training program. New managers are given the task of trying to spot as many errors as possible. At least 168 have been found.
July 13 2022
Billy goats urinate on their own heads to smell more attractive to females.
July 12 2022
A Rhino's horn is made of compacted hair.
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.
July 10 2022
The cartilage of shark is in use for the cure of cancer. But the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved cartilage as a treatment of cancer.
July 9 2022
The GIF format was invented by Steve Wilke, an engineer at Compuserve in 1987.
July 8 2022
During the Great Depression, people often made clothes out of flour sacks. Distributors would make their sacks more colorful to help people remain at least somewhat fashionable.
July 7 2022