FACT OF THE DAY
December 13 2020
About a quarter of the population sneeze when they are exposed to bright light.
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The record for the most Olympic medals ever won is held by Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina. Competing in three Olympics, between 1956 and 1964, she won 18 medals.
December 21 2020
The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com
December 20 2020
A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
December 19 2020
A raw oyster is still likely alive when you eat it.
December 18 2020
30,000 websites are hacked every day. Highly effective computer software programs are used by cybercriminals to automatically detect vulnerable websites which can be hacked easily.
December 17 2020
Simplistic passwords contribute to over 80% of all computer password break-ins.
December 16 2020
The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour is 61,000.
December 15 2020
You swallow to 1 to 2 cups of mucus every day.
December 14 2020
After the Burning Man Festival, a cleaning crew combs through the grounds to clean up "MOOP" or trash as small as single hairs from wigs in order to pass a federal inspection.
December 13 2020
Taylor Swift has a framed photograph of when Kanye West interrupted her at the VMA's in her Nashville home, with a handwritten caption reading: "Life is full of little interruptions".
December 12 2020
Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel. He declined saying he lacked "the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people" to do the job.
December 11 2020
London was the first city in the world to trial an underground railway.
December 10 2020
There are at least 7 Christian Churches in Antarctica.
December 9 2020
On average, redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have around 110,000 hairs.
December 8 2020
After Kate Winslet found out that she had to be naked in front of Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic, she decided to break the ice, and when they first met, she flashed him.
December 7 2020
Leonardo DiCaprio's first name was decided when his mother was pregnant, looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in a gallery in Florence, and he kicked for the first time.
December 6 2020
Back in the days before digital television, if you turned your TV between stations, a small percentage of the static you would see would actually be the afterglow of the Big Bang.
December 5 2020
People who speak two languages may unconsciously shift their personalities when they switch from one language to another.
December 4 2020
At the 2010 Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift won more Grammys than Elvis did his entire career.
December 3 2020
Lentil as Anything, a successful Australian restaurant, allows its customers to pay whatever price they feel like paying for the food.
December 2 2020