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.
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.”
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.
Facts of the Day – medieval peasants got more vacation time than modern workers
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”
Facts of the Day – Enterprising Kenyans pretended to be Somali pirates and gave fake interviews to foreign journalists for cash
Facts of the Day – 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.
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.
Facts of the Day – 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.
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”.
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
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
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.
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
Facts of the Day – the first historical document containing the @ symbol was a wheat shipment from Castile to Aragon in the year 1448.
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…
Facts of the Day – that California’s drought might actually be a return to normal climate, with the past 100 years being abnormally wet.
Facts of the Day – 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.
Facts of the Day – Marilyn Monroe worked in a drone factory in 1944 Los Angeles before becoming a famous actress.
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.
Facts of the Day – Mount Thor on Baffin Island has the greatest purely vertical drop on earth, 1250m
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.
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
Facts of the Day – 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