FACT OF THE DAY
November 16 2020
When you cough, air can move through your windpipe faster than the speed of sound.
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Starting in 1990, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls never had a three-game losing streak for eight years.
February 9 2021
People under the influence of power act as if they had suffered a traumatic brain injury, becoming more impulsive, less risk-aware and less adept at seeing things from other people's point of view.
February 8 2021
Antarctica is the largest desert in the world.
February 7 2021
Obsessive nose picking is called Rhinotillexomania.
February 6 2021
Madagascar is a unique island country found off the east coast of Africa.
February 5 2021
Pyramid of Giza is the oldest of the seven wonders of the Ancient world, which is still in existence.
February 4 2021
Cucumbers have the highest water content of any vegetable.
February 3 2021
If the sun exploded right now, you wouldn't know about it for another eight minutes.
February 2 2021
Apples belong to the rose family, as do pears and plums.
February 1 2021
New York drifts about one inch farther away from London each year.
January 31 2021
Snoop Dogg and Brandy are first cousins.
January 30 2021
In Ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
January 29 2021
We still only know a fraction of the marine species in our oceans. 242,500 marine species to be exact, this number grows every year.
January 28 2021
Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey.
January 27 2021
The first spam email was sent in 1978 over ARPANET by a guy named Gary Thuerk. He was selling computers.
January 26 2021
The first McDonald's restaurant in Canada was in Richmond, British Columbia.
January 25 2021
About 1 in 50 people in the United States currently have a brain aneurysm that just hasn't ruptured. That's about 6.5 million people.
January 24 2021
When you feel like you're low on something (like money), you obsess over it.
January 23 2021
Kotex was first manufactured as bandages, during WWI.
January 22 2021
The purpose of the tonsils are to destroy foreign substances that are swallowed or breathed in.
January 21 2021