FACT OF THE DAY
May 17 2022
A raw oyster is still likely alive when you eat it.
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Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, means you cannot recognize people's faces. It often affects people from birth and is usually a problem a person has for most or all of their life.
October 4 2022
Despite the white, fluffy appearance of Polar Bears fur (which is transparent), it actually has black skin.
October 3 2022
There's a reason that certain color combinations are hard on your eyes.
October 2 2022
Some people are genetically predisposed to see the world from a negative perspective most of the time.
October 1 2022
In initial tests, a machine-learning algorithm created at Carnegie Mellon was able to predict heart attacks four hours in advance with 80% accuracy.
September 30 2022
Iceland's parliament is the oldest in history (like, really, really old).
September 29 2022
Edwin Hubble was a major contributor in the field of astrophysics, helping open our eyes to the idea of other galaxies. He was honored by NASA who named the Hubble Space Telescope after him.
September 28 2022
There are approximately 6000 new computer viruses released every month.
September 27 2022
The Romans used human urine as mouthwash.
September 26 2022
Babe Ruth set baseball's career home run record in 1921 when he smacked his 139th homer.
September 25 2022
Metamorphic rocks are formed by extreme pressure and heat. read more about metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks, find information on rocks and minerals.
September 24 2022
November 30th is Computer Security Day.
September 23 2022
The House of Representatives earmarked $50,000,000 to create an indoor rain forest in Iowa.
September 22 2022
The name Google was created accidentally. A spelling error was made by the original founders who were under the impression they were going for Googol.
September 21 2022
A 42-year-old woman in Delaware committed suicide and it was mistaken for a Halloween decoration.
September 20 2022
Fierce storms rage on Neptune.
September 19 2022
Mawsynram in Meghalaya, India is the wettest place on Earth with an annual rainfall of more than 11 meters.
September 18 2022
Wolves live and hunt in packs, learning to survive in the wild from an early age.
September 17 2022
Every minute 300 hours of video are uploaded on YouTube.
September 16 2022
Originally, the team from Oakland was named "Oakland Senors" - in honor of the first settlers. But after the local media mocked this name for several days, it was changed to the current "Oakland Raiders".
September 15 2022