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A Random Fact For Your Day Archives

Note to person who does this next year: Type in “I’m Feeling Curious” on a Google Search

By: Nik

May 24, 2017: Apples and carrots can clean your teeth

May 23, 2017: There was a tan M&M’s until people voted to replace it with blue in 1995

May 22, 2017: People have 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day or 35-48 per minute

May 18, 2017: Illustrations for the Harry Potter series were done by Kazu Kibuishi

May 17, 2017: The biggest snowflake ever recorded was 15 inches in diameter

May 16, 2017: Saturn has 62 moons

May 15, 2017: You walk about 8,000 steps per 9 holes of golf

May 12, 2017: The two old men who laugh at the Muppets from the balcony are named Statler and Waldorf

May 11, 2017: Blue from Blue’s Clues is a girl puppy

May 10, 2017: Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first American saint

May 9, 2017: Trains weigh about 15,000 to 20,000 tons

May 8, 2017: Papua New Guinea has 820 languages

May 5, 2017: Tom and Jerry were originally called Jasper and Jinx

May 4, 2017: You can swim through syrup just as fast as you can swim through water, even though syrup is many times thicker

May 3, 2017: The average person walks 216,262,500 steps, or 110,000 miles, in their lifetime

May 2, 2017: The Canadian-US border is 3,987 miles long compared to the US-Mexico border which is 1,933 miles long

May 1, 2017: DNA has a half life of 521 years

April 28, 2017: Giraffes have the highest blood pressure among animals

April 27, 2017: Truffles cost between 10-15 thousand dollars per kilogram

April 26, 2017: A blue whale’s tongue can weigh as much as an elephant

April 25, 2017: While lobsters aren’t susceptible to disease they can theoretically live forever as the enzyme telomerase prevents DNA from being damaged.

April 21, 2017: There are 1.5 billion cows on Earth contributing heavily to global warming via methane gas

April 20, 2017: When glass breaks, the cracks move faster than 3,000 miles per hour

April 19, 2017: Diamonds take 1-3.3 billion years to form

April 18, 2017: Only diet soda floats in water, regular soda will sink

April 7, 2017: The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland

April 6, 2017: The human eye has an aperture of f/8.3 in the day and can go down to f/2.1 at night

April 4, 2017: A horse has 18 pairs of ribs, but a 19th pair isn’t that rare

April 3, 2017: The first CD was only created in 1981

March 31, 2017: Crackers have holes in them to help them bake and crisp properly

March 30, 2017: Sir Isaac Newton invented the pet door

March 29, 2017: The US-Canadian border (excluding Alaska) is 3,987 miles long

March 28, 2017: Your nose can remember over a trillion scents

March 27, 2017: Magnesium burns when it comes in contact with water

March 24, 2017 The Mercedes Benz logo stands for land, water, and air and is meant to symbolize universal motorization

March 23, 2017: Smoke is neither a gas or a solid, it’s a colloidal dispersion that is a different arrangement of matter

March 22, 2017: Jupiter is about three times heavier than all the other planets in the Milky Way Galaxy combined

March 17, 2017: Saint Patrick himself would have to deal with pinching on his feast day. His color was “Saint Patrick’s blue,” a light shade. The color green only became associated with the day after it was linked to the Irish independence movement in the late 18th century

March 16, 2017: Every trash can in the high school has an Angel on it

March 10, 2017: A Platypus has genes from a lizard, beaver, duck, and otter

March 8, 2017: Norville Rogers is Shaggy’s real name from Scooby-Doo

March 7, 2017: The first city to achieve a population of one million was Rome in 133 B.C. London was the second in 1810 A.D.

March 6. 2017: September 16th is the most common birthday

March 3, 2017: A pound of quarters and a pound of dimes both weigh the same and are both worth $20

March 2, 2017: The Library of Congress stores over 10 Zettabytes (10 billion Terabytes) since they make digital copies of everything they own

March 1, 2017: There are 39 time zones in the world not 24. Some countries have half hour offsets and the Chatham Islands even has a 45 minute offset

February 28, 2017:  Jupiter has the most gravity among all of the planets in the Milky Galaxy with a gravity of 24.79m/s² compared to Earth’s 9.807m/s², meaning you would weigh 2.528 times heavier on Jupiter than you would on Earth

February 27, 2017: Giraffes sleep with their necks curled in 5 minute periods sleeping no more than 30 minutes a day

February 24, 2017: The most recycled material on Earth is asphalt. 99% of asphalt is used over and over again to remake roads. It’s made up of glass, rubber, sand, and various types of metal that are ground up and used along with tar

February 23, 2017: The smallest state in the United States (Rhode Island) is 6,147 times bigger than The Vatican

February 22, 2017: The paper labels and glue on fruit is food grade and can be eaten

February 21, 2017: Once ripened, a coffee tree will produce for 50-60 years

February 17, 2017: The book the Statue Of Liberty holds is known as a tabula ansata which evokes the law

February 16, 2017: Oddly enough the amount of chocolate a country consumes is associated with how many Nobel prizes they win

February 15, 2017: A Camel can travel up to 38 miles per hour

February 14, 2017: All though cough, rough, though, and through have the same suffix, they don’t rhyme

February 13, 2017: You’dn’t’ve is known as a triple contraction and is rarely used. It originated in the south and is used as a sign of sophistication. 

February 10, 2017: Hermit crabs have 10 legs, not six. Six are external legs and four are internal legs

February, 9 2017 An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

February 8 2017: Paris is known as the city of lights because of its role in the Age of Enlightenment and it was the first major European city to adopt gas lighting

February 7, 2017: The Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 light years long or 333,005,249,344 feet

February 6, 2017: In 1893, New Zealand was the first country to grant women suffrage

February 3, 2017: NFL footballs are made in Ada, Ohio

February 2, 2017: The “crust” part of pizza is actually called the cornicione. The entire bread component of a pizza is called the crust

February 1, 2017: The first lighthouse was built in 1716 on Little Brewster Island

January 27, 2017: SWIMS upside down is still SWIMS, it’s called an ambigram

January 26, 2017: Slang is Slang for short language

January 25, 2017: Moss grows on the north side of trees in the Northern Hemisphere, and on the south side in the Southern Hemisphere

January 24, 2017: Humans have the fear of loud noises and the fear of falling already encoded into their DNA when they are born

January 23, 2017: Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour

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