FACT OF THE DAY
May 2 2021
In 5,000 years of human history, only one disease has been eradicated: smallpox.
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30,000 children took part of a "Children's Crusade" to capture Jerusalem in 1212 AD. Most died in the journey or were sold into slavery.
November 17 2021
The pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat. Embracing your darker moods is better in the long-run, psychology researchers found.
November 16 2021
There are over 200 artificial languages in books, movies, and TV shows, such as "Klingon".
November 15 2021
In her later years, Florence Nightingale kept a pet owl in her pocket.
November 14 2021
Expectant fathers can sometimes experience a sympathetic pregnancy where they have symptoms like back ache, weight gain, strange food cravings and nausea. This had also been found to happen in some species of monkey.
November 13 2021
People who try to keep everyone happy often end up feeling the loneliest.
November 12 2021
The internet's 5 million terabytes weighs less than a grain of sand.
November 11 2021
The most common food to cause allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish and shellfish.
November 10 2021
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