FACT OF THE DAY
May 6 2021
Tickling may have been used as torture.
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In early Rome a father could legally kill anyone in his family.
November 27 2021
It's possible to find rivers and lakes beneath the ocean.
November 26 2021
Experiencing new things slow down our internal sense of time, studies have found.
November 25 2021
On average, there are 200 hundred tiny seeds on every strawberry.
November 24 2021
If you sneeze too hard you can fracture a rib.
November 23 2021
Austria is a landlocked country that shares a border with 8 other nations.
November 22 2021
A computer as powerful as the human brain would be able to perform about 39 thousand trillion operations per second and hold about 3,584 terabytes of memory.
November 21 2021
Pronoia, the opposite of paranoia, is the delusion that everyone is secretly plotting your success.
November 20 2021
Vinson Massif is the highest point in Antarctica at 16,362 feet.
November 19 2021
In Antarctica, there is a unique group of fish called ice fish. These have no red pigment hemoglobin in their blood to carry oxygen around.
November 18 2021
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