FACT OF THE DAY
March 14 2021
The longest average careers? Punters, at 4.87 years.
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Klerksdorp spheres are strange 3 billion-year-old rocks that have been dug up near Ottosdal in South Africa. Up to now, no one has been able to fully explain the markings on their side.
January 28 2022
Seven countries share a border with Poland.
January 27 2022
Children grow faster in spring time than any other time of the year.
January 26 2022
Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations related to technology.
January 25 2022
There's a rare mental disorder where people imagine that they are decomposing, dead or non-existent.
January 24 2022
The tallest basketball players to ever play in the NBA were Manute Bol (from Sudan) and Gheorghe Muresan (from Romania). They were both 7 ft 7 inch tall (231 cm).
January 23 2022
Language is thought to have originated circa 100,000 BC.
January 22 2022
Around 7% of all wars in history were religiously motivated.
January 21 2022
The Stanley Cup was originally two stories tall but was deemed too difficult to transport.
January 20 2022
Many of the atoms you're made of, from the calcium in your bones to the iron in your blood, were brewed up in the heart of an exploding star billions of years ago.
January 19 2022
In the 1920s, astronomer Edwin Hubble made the revolutionary discovery that the universe is not static, but rather is expanding.
January 18 2022
The largest land based mammals on Earth are elephants.
January 17 2022
Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychological disorder: between 5% and 20% eventually die from it.
January 16 2022
When Jennifer Lawrence was in middle school, she looked exactly like Justin Timberlake.
January 15 2022
Post-coital dysphoria (PCD) is characterized by intense feelings of sadness, anger, and distress after sex, most likely after orgasm.
January 14 2022
Women who have mostly male friends stay in a good mood more often.
January 13 2022
There were more than 600 plots to kill Fidel Castro.
January 12 2022
Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, was not Egyptian, she was actually Greek.
January 11 2022
A study found that, while men are attracted to "nice-seeming" women upon meeting them, women do not feel the same way about "nice" men.
January 10 2022
Spanish contains about 4,000 Arabic words.
January 9 2022