Facts of the Day – January 05, 2015

Facts of the Day – that India has proposed to link 67 rivers to prevent floods and droughts. By doing so, an area equivalent to that of Germany will be irrigated.

that India has proposed to link 67 rivers to prevent floods and droughts

Facts of the Day – that, according to an NYC medical examiner, “Your golden retriever might sit next to your dead body for days, starving, but the tabby won’t. Your cat will eat you right away, with no qualms at all.”

that, according to an NYC medical examiner

Facts of the Day – that Ruth Lawrence, a child prodigy, passed the Oxford University maths exam at age 10, coming first out of all 530 candidates, she then completed the degree a year early by age 13.

that Ruth Lawrence, a child prodigy, passed the Oxford University maths exam at age 10

Facts of the Day – medieval peasants got more vacation time than modern workers

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Facts of the Day – That in North Korean Propaganda, Kim Jong Il’s first ever time bowling was played across 13 games of bowling simultaneously and he scored 300 points on each lane. The bowling centre, Maxis Bowling Kangso shut down all of it’s lanes forever in his

Facts of the Day – there are unofficial Wile E. Coyote/Roadrunner rules, such as “No outside force can harm the Coyote” and “The Road Runner must stay on the road”

there are unofficial Wile E. CoyoteRoadrunner rules, such as

Facts of the Day – Enterprising Kenyans pretended to be Somali pirates and gave fake interviews to foreign journalists for cash

Enterprising Kenyans pretended to be Somali pirates and gave fake interviews to foreign

Facts of the Day – That Michael Caine’s real name is Maurice Micklewhite

That Michael Caine's real name is Maurice Micklewhite

Facts of the Day – Kosher salt is not called “Kosher” because the salt itself is specifically certified as kosher. Rather, Kosher salt got its name because this larger grained version of salt was used in the process of koshering meat, specifically to remove surface blood from meat.

Kosher salt is not called “Kosher” because the salt itself is specifically certified as kosher

Facts of the Day – Mike Patton, who is known for his vast range of vocal abilities, voiced all of the infected in I Am Legend.

Mike Patton, who is known for his vast range of vocal abilities

Facts of the Day – venus spins on its axis so slowly that the average human could easily out-walk it.

venus spins on its axis so slowly that the average human could easily out-walk it

Facts of the Day – Keanu Reeves gave $80 million of his $114 million Matrix salary to special effects and makeup staff.

Keanu Reeves gave $80 million of his $114 million Matrix salary

Facts of the Day – the word “McJob” was added to the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary in 2003, defined as “a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement”.

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Facts of the Day – Joaquin Phoenix along with three of his siblings were raised under the “Children of God” cult which their parents were members of until 1978. After leaving the cult, the family changed their name from “Bottom” to “Phoenix” in order to symbolize a new beginning

Joaquin Phoenix along with three of his siblings were raised under

Facts of the Day – that the reason why some birds walk with bobbing heads, it’s so that as the heads stays motionless for a short time, they are able to observe a clearer view of their surroundings for predators

that the reason why some birds walk with bobbing head

Facts of the Day – Sylvester Stallone Spared with Earnie Shavers, speculated hardest puncher in boxing history, in preparation for Rocky3. Shavers refused to hit Stallone with anything but a reluctant jab. But Stallone persuaded Shavers to deliver an authentic punch, which was so powerful Stallone ran off puking.

Sylvester Stallone Spared with Earnie Shavers, speculated hardest puncher

Facts of the Day – there are Catholic Patron Saints for caterpillars, astronauts, hardware stores, invincible people, things that go BOOM, the fear of wasps, coffee houses, unattractive people, TV writers, taking exams, and the Internet

there are Catholic Patron Saints for caterpillars, astronauts, hardware stores, invincible people

Facts of the Day – the first historical document containing the @ symbol was a wheat shipment from Castile to Aragon in the year 1448.

the first historical document containing the @ symbol was a wheat shipment

Facts of the Day – that the first official “Catholic Church” recorded same sex marriage was in Spain on April 16, 1061 and the church NEVER annulled it…

that the first official Catholic Churchrecorded same sex marriage

Facts of the Day – that California’s drought might actually be a return to normal climate, with the past 100 years being abnormally wet.

that California's drought might actually be a return to normal climate

Facts of the Day – of People with Gym Memberships Never Use Them.

of People with Gym Memberships Never Use Them.

Facts of the Day – of William James Sidis, a child prodigy thought to have been the smartest man who ever lived, who escaped the limelight and worked blue collar jobs, secretly writing thousands of manuscripts that have never been read.

of William James Sidis, a child prodigy thought to have been the smartest man

Facts of the Day – Marilyn Monroe worked in a drone factory in 1944 Los Angeles before becoming a famous actress.

Marilyn Monroe worked in a drone factory in 1944 Los Angeles before becoming a famous

Facts of the Day – George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy. The terrier of a British general was found wandering the battlefield. The US waved a truce flag, and both sides stopped shooting until the dog was successfully returned to the British commander.

George Washington stopped the Revolutionary War to return a lost dog to the enemy

Facts of the Day – Mount Thor on Baffin Island has the greatest purely vertical drop on earth, 1250m

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Facts of the Day – that a Saudi man from the city of Hail installed a refrigerator on the streets outside his home to store food for those in need.

that a Saudi man from the city of Hail installed a refrigerator on the streets outside

Facts of the Day – The Nigerian government documented 6,817 oil spills between 1976 and 2001 in its delta region, or one a day for 25 years but analysts suspect the real figure is ten times higher

The Nigerian government documented 6,817 oil spills between 1976 and 2001

Facts of the Day – Dostoevsky had to abandon a novel critical of capitalism due to financial reasons

Dostoevsky had to abandon a novel critical of capitalism due to financial reasons

Facts of the Day – that Johnny Appleseed was a land speculator and a cider baron, not a whimsical apple-loving wanderer

that Johnny Appleseed was a land speculator and a cider baron