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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Philophobia is the fear of falling in love.
January 16 2021
About 10 million people visit the Great Wall of China every year.
January 15 2021
Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world's population.
January 14 2021
Pumpkins are not vegetables, they are fruits.
January 13 2021
Food for human consumption is typically made from plants and animals but we also eat other products such as fermented foods and fungus (mushrooms, truffles etc.).
January 12 2021
Khloé Kardashian suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2001 after a car accident in which she went through the windscreen. She still suffers long-term memory loss as a result.
January 11 2021
People who swear more often are more honest than those who don't, a study found.
January 10 2021
Despite not playing basketball since high school, Bruce Jenner was drafted no. 139 by the NBA's Kansas City kings after winning the men's decathlon at the 1976 Olympics.
January 9 2021
Thirteen women have their name on the cup, in the form of team owners and front-office members.
January 8 2021
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