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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Our favorite subject is ourselves.
January 20 2023
Every two weeks, another language or dialect goes extinct.
January 19 2023
There are 18 minutes of total action in a baseball game.
January 18 2023
Learning a second language can make you smarter.
January 17 2023
The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk.
January 16 2023
In 2011 a 75-year old woman stole some fiber optic cable, cutting 2 entire countries off the internet.
January 15 2023
Poltergeist's scene where Robbie is being strangled, was real but Steven Spielberg thought that the boy was just acting. When they saw Robbin's face turning purple, they rushed to removed the clown's arms from Robbins's neck.
January 14 2023
Coffee beans aren't beans - they're fruit pits.
January 13 2023
Russia built a computer that ran on water: in 1936.
January 12 2023
30% pregnant women crave nonfood items, an eating disorder called pica.
January 11 2023
Microsoft made $16,005 in revenue in its first year of operation.
January 10 2023
A human head remains conscious for around 10 seconds after being decapitated.
January 9 2023
Amazon.com was earlier known as Cadabra.com
January 8 2023
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
January 7 2023
Bill Buckner had more hits than ted Williams.
January 6 2023
The Truman Syndrome is a psychological disorder in which patients believe they're living in a reality TV show.
January 5 2023
The Catholic Church once put a dead Pope on trial.
January 4 2023
The fish market scenes on the "Perfume" were shot in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Two and a half tons of fish and one ton of meat was used over the course of the shoot, and people as far away as six miles, reported a bad smell in the air.
January 3 2023
The average bed has between 100,000 and 10 million dust mites.
January 2 2023
The men's long jump world record has been broken once since 1968.
January 1 2023