FACT OF THE DAY
January 5 2021
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There are more than 350 dimples on a golf ball.
July 29 2021
Ancient Romans used a sponge on a stick to clean themselves after pooping, and shared it with everyone.
July 28 2021
Slack, the $3.8 billion startup, used to be a game developer called Tiny Speck, which made a massively multiplayer game called Glitch that shut down in 2012.
July 27 2021
One fast food hamburger may contain meat from 100 different cows.
July 26 2021
About 100 billion people have died in all human history.
July 25 2021
Often referred to as the father of nuclear physics, New Zealand born chemist Ernest Rutherford won a Nobel Prize in chemistry, developed a new model of the atom and mentored other scientists.
July 24 2021
Pineapples are not a single fruit but a group of berries that have fused together.
July 23 2021
No one born blind has ever developed schizophrenia.
July 22 2021
There are more than 10 million bricks in the Empire State Building.
July 21 2021
Ryan Gosling was only offered the role in The Notebook because the director didn't think he was handsome or cool.
July 20 2021
Before their huge falling out, Katy Perry used to carry a lock of Taylor Swift's hair around in her bag.
July 19 2021
When Columbus "discovered" the Americas, the continent was already inhabited by 90 million people which was a third of the world's population.
July 18 2021
Weatherman Willard Scott was the first original Ronald McDonald.
July 17 2021
There are more people in slavery today that at any time in human history.
July 16 2021
Tom Hanks was not paid for the Forrest Gump film. Instead, he took percentage points which ultimately netted him in the region of forty million dollars.
July 15 2021
You can speed up the ripening of a pineapple by standing it upside down.
July 14 2021
Marketers didn't like the name Chinese gooseberry, so they renamed the fruit "kiwi" after a bird that it resembles.
July 13 2021
Carrots were originally red, purple, yellow or white.
July 12 2021
The "Schindler List" production team had to gather costumes for 20,000 extras. Poland's bad economy crisis made people eager to sell clothing they still owned from the 1930's and 40's.
July 11 2021
As for 2020, scientists have confirmed the discovery of over 4000 exoplanets.
July 10 2021