FACT OF THE DAY
May 5 2021
Some of the world's worst disasters were causes, in part, by sleep deprivation.
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Apple's iPad retina display is actually manufactured by Samsung.
May 11 2023
Darwin proposed that pupils expand during heightened attention and focus. This is indeed true, as this occurs when gazing at an object of desire or beloved one, even if it's only a picture or a video. Moreover, people with dilated pupils themselves look more attractive.
May 10 2023
There are more historic artifacts under the sea than in all of the world's museums.
May 9 2023
The 1969 Stonewall Uprising was the start of the LGBTQ rights movement.
May 8 2023
Plants on the surface of the Earth have existed for around 400 million years.
May 7 2023
Lack of sleep can affect your immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections.
May 6 2023
Venezuela is a South American country that is considered one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.
May 5 2023
Previous names for Wireless Internet were WaveLAN, FlankSpeed, DragonFly, WECA and IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence, before the more consumer friendly name of Wi-Fi was adopted.
May 4 2023
Earth's water came from condensing water vapor from erupting volcanoes, and asteroid impacts.
May 3 2023
Spiders could, theoretically, eat every human being on the planet and still be very hungry.
May 2 2023
The inventor of the AK-47 has said he wishes he'd invented something to help farmers instead for example a lawnmower.
May 1 2023
Roughly 20% of small businesses are family-owned.
April 30 2023
The average amount of time a woman can keep a secret is 47 hours and 15 minutes.
April 29 2023
Model Chrissy Teigen is pretty comfortable in her skin, but there's one body part she refuses to show in photo: her feet.
April 28 2023
In Pretty Woman, Richard Gere snapping the necklace case down on Julia Roberts fingers was improvised, and Robert's laughter was totally natural. The filmmakers like it so much, they decided to leave it in.
April 27 2023
An avocado is not just a fruit, it is also a berry.
April 26 2023
In the 18th century a popular medicine for kids, "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," included morphine.
April 25 2023
The official distance of a marathon is 42.195 kilometers (26.219 miles).
April 24 2023
Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa.
April 23 2023
The Buzzer, UVB-76 is a shortwave radio station, believed to be of Russian origin, that has been broadcasting the same mysterious signal - a low, monotonous buzz punctuated by occasional Russian voice transmission - since 1982.
April 22 2023