FACT OF THE DAY
May 6 2021
Tickling may have been used as torture.
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People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that inventors patented safety coffins that would give the "dead" the ability to alert those above ground if they were still alive.
October 17 2021
The American flag's official colors are "Old Glory Red," "White" and "Old Glory Blue."
October 16 2021
Lou Gehrig is considered as the King of grand slam homers for hitting 23 in the entire span of his career.
October 15 2021
The Australian aircraft carrier QANTAS stands for Queensland and Norther Territories Aerial Service.
October 14 2021
Jeanette Rankin became the first female member of Congress in America in 1916, four years before women were given the right to vote.
October 13 2021
Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.
October 12 2021
There is a haunted island in Mexico covered in dolls. Natives say the possessed dolls killed people. They also say the dolls open their eyes and move on their own.
October 11 2021
The noise that is thunder is created when the air around lightning gets rapidly heated and expands at a rate faster than the speed of sound.
October 10 2021
Porcupines float in the water.
October 9 2021
Taylor Lautner was a junior karate champion before becoming an actor.
October 8 2021
In 16th-century Canada, women drank a potion with beaver testicles ground into it as a form of contraception.
October 7 2021
The swastika was actually a symbol of good - until the Nazis got ahold of it.
October 6 2021
Many, many years ago, people believed that the Earth didn't move and that the Sun rotated round the Earth. The first person to ever suggest that the Earth and other planets moved around the Sun was Aristarchus of Samos, more than 2,000 years ago.
October 5 2021
Only 17% of 11 to 38-years-olds experience no mental disorders, according to a study in New Zealand.
October 4 2021
Our brain doesn't think long-term deadlines are so important.
October 3 2021
90% of text messages are read within three minutes of being delivered.
October 2 2021
Studies have shown that when people feel like they're in a power position, they become worse at judging a person's feelings based on their facial expressions, indicating a loss of empathy.
October 1 2021
Bananas are slightly radioactive.
September 30 2021
Abraham Lincoln was also a licensed bartender.
September 29 2021
Women's hearts beat faster than mens.
September 28 2021