FACT OF THE DAY
December 27 2020
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
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Cornflakes have more genes than people do.
March 28 2021
People say "bless you" when you sneeze because your heart stops for a millisecond.
March 27 2021
The largest bird ever to exist had a wingspan of almost 20 feet. It lived 60 million years ago.
March 26 2021
Tens of thousands of baby girls were abandoned each year in China because of the country's one-child policy.
March 25 2021
The leaning tower of Pisa took almost 200 years to build and is still leans.
March 23 2021
Two fifths of all land in the United States is farmland.
March 22 2021
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was never actually straight to begin with, and the design was flawed from the beginning.
March 21 2021
The U.S. has the second-highest number of Spanish speakers, after Mexico.
March 20 2021
The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1985. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71/2 miles per hour.
March 19 2021
Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the USSR from 1929-1953, is believed to have killed between 20-60 million people.
March 18 2021
The Titanic's owners never said the ship was "unsinkable".
March 17 2021
Couples at the very beginning of a romantic relationship will be very different a year later. After that first year begins the "committed love" stage. The transition is linked with elevated neurotrophin protein levels in newly formed couples.
March 16 2021
By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
March 15 2021
Africa is the home for largest living land animals, the African elephant, and the tallest, Giraffe.
March 14 2021
The naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953.
March 13 2021
Who is the only Disney villain to never actually appear onscreen in their respective Disney film? "Man" from Bambi.
March 12 2021
55 million years ago there were palm trees as far north as the Arctic Circle, with absolutely no ice at the poles.
March 11 2021
It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.
March 10 2021
Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.
March 9 2021
Travel boosts brain health and also decreases a person's risk of heart attack and depression.
March 8 2021