FACT OF THE DAY
February 18 2021
Boxing became a legal sport in 1901.
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There was a Great Molasses Flood in Boston in 1919.
November 28 2020
Bananas are actually berries.
November 27 2020
Interracial marriage was banned in the U.S. for much of its history: from 1776 to 1967.
November 26 2020
Scientists have dated the Earth as being between 4 and 5 billion years old!
November 25 2020
Over a million Europeans were captured and sold as slaves to North Africa between 1530 and 1780.
November 24 2020
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November 23 2020
Pittsburgh is the only American city with three sports teams that wear the same colors.
November 22 2020
Scientists suspect that an ocean 10 km deep lies under at least 200km of ice on Jupiter's moon of Callisto.
November 21 2020
In the 19th century a popular medicine for kids, "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," included morphine.
November 20 2020
While dining in the restaurant, former quarterback Kurt Warner always pays one account from a nearby table, asking the waiters not to tell the lucky ones who paid for their food.
November 19 2020
We will never run out of IP addresses as there are 100 for every single atom on earth.
November 18 2020
Only 11 goalies have scored a goal in the history of the NHL, with the first coming in 1979 and the last in 2013.
November 17 2020
Leif Erikson is regarded as the first European to land in North America, nearly 500 years before Columbus.
November 16 2020
100 imposters claimed to be Marie Antoinette's dead son.
November 15 2020
The HyperMart outside of Garland, Texas has 58 check-outs.
November 14 2020
Roger Bannister held the world record in the mile for exactly 46 days.
November 13 2020
India is the world's largest producer of bananas, producing nearly 22 million tons in 2007.
November 12 2020
The triangular theory of love suggest a clear formula for the components of different kinds of love. The strongest of all is consummate love, which consists of all three components.
November 11 2020
People in Spain used to employ a form of torture called the Spanish Donkey. Victims had to sit high up, straddling a board while torturers tied increasingly heavy weights to their legs.
November 10 2020