FACT OF THE DAY
December 27 2020
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
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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
No high jumper has ever been able to stay off the ground for more than one second.
December 1 2020
There are nearly 28 million small businesses in America. Of those 28 million, a full 22 million consists of one lone employee.
November 30 2020
Steve Buscemi used to be a firefighter, and on 9/11 he dropped everything to help with the recovery efforts.
November 29 2020
There was a Great Molasses Flood in Boston in 1919.
November 28 2020
Bananas are actually berries.
November 27 2020
Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
November 26 2020
Scientists have dated the Earth as being between 4 and 5 billion years old!
November 25 2020
Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.
November 24 2020
The type of music you listen to affects the way you perceive the world.
November 23 2020
Pittsburgh is the only American city with three sports teams that wear the same colors.
November 22 2020