FACT OF THE DAY
March 2 2021
Table tennis balls can travel off the paddle at 105.6 miles per hour.
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Pope John Paul II was named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter" in 2000.
November 9 2021
Hallucinatory 'voices' seem to be shaped by local culture. In the U.S., the voices are harsh and threatening while those heard by schizophrenics in Africa and India tent to be benign and playful.
November 8 2021
Justin Timberlake's mom became Ryan Gosling's legal guardian when they were 12.
November 7 2021
Benedict Cumberbatch was abducted by six men with guns while filming a show in South Africa in 2005.
November 6 2021
We aren't as good at multitasking as we think we are.
November 5 2021
There are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world yet fewer than 20 species now provide 90% of our food.
November 4 2021
During summer, the sun does not set in Antarctica, which actually means it receives much sunlight than the equator during that period of time.
November 3 2021
A group of whales is called a pod.
November 2 2021
South Africa is also called the "Rainbow Nation" because it has eleven official languages.
November 1 2021
Los Angeles's full name is "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula" and can be abbreviated to 3.63% of its original size": "L.A"
October 31 2021
Cherries ease inflammation and gout; and they may even help prevent arthritis.
October 30 2021
Galileo's middle finger is on display at a museum in Florence, Italy.
October 29 2021
Women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with depression than men.
October 28 2021
Bamboo is the world's fastest growing plant.
October 27 2021
Camel's milk doesn't curdle.
October 26 2021
Hippos are considered as dangerous animals in Africa.
October 25 2021
Dark chocolate contains loots of antioxidants that can help the cardiovascular system by reducing blood pressure.
October 24 2021
Horses and cows sleep while standing up.
October 23 2021
Dead people can get goose bumps.
October 22 2021
Soon after moving to New York City, Madonna worked at a Dunkin' Donuts. She was fired after one week for messing with the jelly machine.
October 21 2021