FACT OF THE DAY
May 21 2023
Southern ocean surrounds Antarctica.
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If Michael Phelps were a country, he'd rank no. 35 on the all-time Olympic gold medal list, ahead of 97 nations.
July 24 2023
Phobias may be memories passed down through generations in DNA, according to a new research.
July 23 2023
Ashton Kutcher, who has always been a hit with the ladies, has webbed toes, and has revealed them on TV.
July 22 2023
Table tennis balls can travel off the paddle at 105.6 miles per hour.
July 21 2023
Most people believe other people's social lives are richer and more active than their own, a study found.
July 20 2023
South Africa has the most official languages with 11.
July 19 2023
1977, Argentina sent a pregnant woman to Antarctica in an effort to claim a portion of the continent. Her child became the 1st person to be born on the southernmost continent.
July 18 2023
Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar, and spritz over chairs and tables to remove mildew stains and prevent mold from forming.
July 17 2023
Richard Nixon was a great musician, he played the piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, and the violin.
July 16 2023
The longest tennis match took place in 2010 at Wimbledon. John Isner of the United States beat Nicolas Mahut of France in a match that lasted 11 hours and five minutes. It took 3 days to complete.
July 15 2023
The human face is made up of 14 bones.
July 14 2023
Human activity in the last 500 years has brought extinction upon more than 800 species.
July 13 2023
The Four Corners Monument is the only spot in the US where you can stand in four states at once: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
July 12 2023
Saddam Hussein was given the key to the city of Detroit.
July 11 2023
Each year 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die.
July 10 2023
Switzerland forbids late-night trips to the bathroom and flushing the toilet paper after 10PM to avoid the noise pollution.
July 9 2023
The most popular thing to do online is send emails.
July 8 2023
People are more attracted to those that they share a level of attractiveness with, or, in other words, are equally socially desirable. Even if successful couples differ in physical attractiveness, one of them usually compensates for it with other socially desirable qualities.
July 7 2023
South Korean film Parasite wins four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Bong Joon-ho.
July 6 2023
Hallmark now sells a line of "encouragement" cards you can send to people who've lost their job.
July 5 2023