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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When you remember a past event, you are remembering the last time you remembered it.
May 4 2022
Al Capone's business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
May 3 2022
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May 2 2022
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The small intestine is about two inches around and 22 feet long.
April 29 2022
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April 28 2022
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April 27 2022
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April 26 2022
About 30% of English words come from French.
April 25 2022
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April 24 2022
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April 23 2022
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April 22 2022
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April 21 2022
Harriet Tubman was the first woman to lead a raid during the Civil War.
April 20 2022
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April 19 2022
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April 18 2022
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April 17 2022
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April 16 2022