FACT OF THE DAY
October 13 2021
The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa was never actually straight to begin with, and the design was flawed from the beginning.
March 21 2021
The U.S. has the second-highest number of Spanish speakers, after Mexico.
March 20 2021
The first automobile race ever seen in the United States was held in Chicago in 1985. The winner was J. Frank Duryea, whose average speed was 71/2 miles per hour.
March 19 2021
Joseph Stalin, the dictator of the USSR from 1929-1953, is believed to have killed between 20-60 million people.
March 18 2021
The Titanic's owners never said the ship was "unsinkable".
March 17 2021
Couples at the very beginning of a romantic relationship will be very different a year later. After that first year begins the "committed love" stage. The transition is linked with elevated neurotrophin protein levels in newly formed couples.
March 16 2021
By donating just one pint of blood, four lives can be saved.
March 15 2021
Africa is the home for largest living land animals, the African elephant, and the tallest, Giraffe.
March 14 2021
The naming of tropical storms and hurricanes officially began in 1953.
March 13 2021
Who is the only Disney villain to never actually appear onscreen in their respective Disney film? "Man" from Bambi.
March 12 2021
55 million years ago there were palm trees as far north as the Arctic Circle, with absolutely no ice at the poles.
March 11 2021
It takes food seven seconds to go from the mouth to the stomach via the esophagus.
March 10 2021
Humans have been hunter-gatherers for 99% of their history.
March 9 2021
Travel boosts brain health and also decreases a person's risk of heart attack and depression.
March 8 2021
Most of the nutrients in a potato reside just below the skin layer.
March 7 2021
Bill Gates was a college drop out.
March 6 2021
During the 18th century, you could pay your admission ticket to the zoo in London by bringing a cat or a dog to feed the lions.
March 5 2021
Octopus have 3 hearts, nine brains and blue blood.
March 4 2021
Of the 585 billionaires in the U.S., 363 - or 62% - made their fortunes themselves.
March 3 2021
The serial number of the first MAC every produced was 2001.
March 2 2021