FACT OF THE DAY
October 13 2021
The brain treats rejection like physical pain, according to scientists.
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Leighton Meester was born in jail.
June 19 2021
The first television broadcast of the NFL match took place in 1939 in New York. At that time, there were no more than 1,000 TVs to the whole city, so it's not certain if anyone was watching the game between Brooklyn and Philadelphia.
June 18 2021
Almost one-half of world's diamonds come from Central and Southern Africa
June 17 2021
Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds, about 3000 children every day. Over one million people die from malaria each year, mostly children under five years of age, with 90% of malaria cases occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa.
June 16 2021
There are around 60,000 trampoline injuries every year in the United States.
June 15 2021
Jeremy Renner worked as a makeup artist before he became an actor.
June 14 2021
It takes five positive things to outweigh a single negative thing.
June 13 2021
Alex Tew, the head of Calm.com, created the Million Dollar Homepage in 2005. The website sells each pixel for $1 and it became an internet phenomenon.
June 12 2021
Over half of web traffic is media streaming and file sharing.
June 11 2021
Women couldn't submit a credit application at a bank without a man until 1974.
June 10 2021
A robot was created solely to punch human beings in the arm to test pain thresholds so that future robots can comply to the first law of robotics.
June 9 2021
Our memories can be so easily manipulated that in just 3 hours you can be convinced you committed a crime in your teenage years, a research found.
June 8 2021
The first baseball caps were made of straw.
June 7 2021
The fastest recorded tennis servers are over 155 mph (250 kph).
June 6 2021
The FBI estimates that at any given time, there are from 35 to 50 active serial killers in the U.S.
June 5 2021
McDonalds calls frequent buyers of their food "heavy users."
June 4 2021
More users access the Internet with a Chrome browser (64.45%) than any other browser.
June 3 2021
50% of all US businesses are operated from home.
June 2 2021
82% of people would feel more confident approaching an attractive person if they had their dog with them, a survey found.
June 1 2021
The first language to be printed was German. It wasn't the first language to be written however but it was printed in a book.
May 31 2021