FACT OF THE DAY
July 21 2021
There was a time where using forks used to be seen as blasphemous.
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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
The small intestine is roughly 23 feet long.
July 9 2021
The actors on "The Wolf of Wall Street" snorted crushed B vitamins for scenes that involved coc*ine. Jonah Hill claimed that he eventually became sick with bronchitis after so much inhaling and had to be hospitalized.
July 8 2021
China did not win an Olympic medal until 1984. At the 2008 Beijing games, the Chinese won 100 medals.
July 7 2021
At some point, you may have fought cancer.
July 6 2021
Martin Luther King Jr and Anne Frank would be the same age as Barbara Walters if they were still alive today.
July 5 2021
Every single possible 3 character .com domain has been registered.
July 4 2021
Although earthquakes can be deadly, most are very small and not even felt by humans.
July 3 2021
China is the world's largest market for BMW's top-of-the-line 760Li. This car sells for $200,000 in China-more than almost all people in China make in a lifetime.
July 2 2021
Sigmund Freud had a morbid fear of ferns.
July 1 2021
There are completely black chickens that have black plumage, black legs and nails, black tongue, black meat and bones, and even black organs.
June 30 2021
Researchers believe that the Guanajuato Mummies' terrible expressions are the result of the victims being buried alive.
June 29 2021