FACT OF THE DAY
December 27 2020
The flu pandemic of 1918 killed over 20 million people.
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More than 78% of North Americans use the internet.
February 19 2022
No Olympic steeplechase silver medalist, male or female, has lived past the age of 41.
February 18 2022
The Mimic Octopus can impersonate up to 15 marine species, including Sea Snakes, Stingrays, Lionfishes, and Jellyfishes.
February 17 2022
We look for human faces, even in inanimate objects.
February 16 2022
Diamonds are the hardest known substance.
February 15 2022
The actual playing time in an MLB game is nine minutes and 55 seconds, despite routinely finishing at around three hours.
February 14 2022
Japanese Yubari cantaloupes are the most expensive fruit in the world; two melons once sold at auction for $23,500.
February 13 2022
If Earth's history were condensed into 24 hours, life would've appeared at 4 AM, land plants at 10:24 PM, dinosaur extinction at 11:41 PM and human history would've begun at 11:58:43 PM.
February 12 2022
Russian dictator Joseph Stalin often had photos retouched to remove people who had died or removed from office.
February 11 2022
There is an optical illusion known as the 'Troxler Effect'. It has been found by psychologists that people experience optical illusions of deformation of their faces after staring at oneself for 10 minutes in the mirror.
February 10 2022
A teaspoon full of neutron star would weigh 1 billion tons.
February 9 2022
History's shortest war was between England and Zanzibar. It lasted only 38 minutes.
February 8 2022
Bird poop is white because they don't pee.
February 7 2022
Lyndon B. Johnson gave interviews from the bathroom.
February 6 2022
Mr. Berners-Lee uploaded the first image to the internet. It was a band of women from the nuclear research lab CERN.
February 5 2022
Until the 1970's, The Soviet Union used a fake mental disorder (Sluggish Schizophrenia) to arrest anyone who criticized the leadership.
February 4 2022
20% of small businesses fail in their first year, 30% of small businesses fail in their second year, and 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business. Finally, 70% of small business owners fail in their 10th year in business.
February 3 2022
The highest per capita Jell-O consumption in the US is Des Moines.
February 2 2022
Drunk debates were once a key aspect of any important decision-making process.
February 1 2022
The most expensive domain name sold that was publicly reported was Voice.com for $30 million.
January 31 2022