FACT OF THE DAY
November 20 2021
If we have a plan B, our plan A is less likely to work.
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February 10 2022
A teaspoon full of neutron star would weigh 1 billion tons.
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February 7 2022
Lyndon B. Johnson gave interviews from the bathroom.
February 6 2022
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February 5 2022
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February 4 2022
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February 3 2022
The highest per capita Jell-O consumption in the US is Des Moines.
February 2 2022
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February 1 2022
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January 31 2022
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January 30 2022
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January 29 2022
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January 28 2022
Seven countries share a border with Poland.
January 27 2022
Children grow faster in spring time than any other time of the year.
January 26 2022
Computer programming is currently one of the fastest growing occupations related to technology.
January 25 2022
There's a rare mental disorder where people imagine that they are decomposing, dead or non-existent.
January 24 2022
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January 23 2022
Language is thought to have originated circa 100,000 BC.
January 22 2022