FACT OF THE DAY
May 15 2022
The common bread ingredient L-cysteine is derived from human hair.
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In the 1800s, people bought mummies and held "mummy unwrapping" parties.
June 25 2022
The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. There were 311 male but no female competitors.
June 24 2022
Men are not funnier than women: they just make more jokes, not caring whether other people like their humor or not.
June 23 2022
Cabbage contains almost as much water as watermelon.
June 22 2022
In Germany, breaking plates is a very famous way to celebrate a couple's approaching marriage.
June 21 2022
Sweden has more McDonald's per capita than any other country in Europe.
June 20 2022
Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.
June 19 2022
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter the person is, the more selective they become.
June 18 2022
The Apple II had a hard drive of only 5 megabytes when it was released.
June 17 2022
About a quarter of the population sneeze when they are exposed to bright light.
June 16 2022
Antediluvian Egyptians used pieces of stones as pillows.
June 15 2022
From 1918-1949, the Philadelphia Phillies had one winning season.
June 14 2022
Bradley Cooper is fluent in French.
June 13 2022
Elephants can produce sub-sonic rumbles that they send through the ground in order to communicate.
June 12 2022
One in every 20 people have an extra rib.
June 11 2022
The average human dream lasts for only two to three seconds.
June 10 2022
Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
June 9 2022
Neil Armstrong was probably misquoted on the moon.
June 8 2022
You remember things better if you've been tested on them.
June 7 2022
The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.
June 6 2022