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FACT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVE
"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius

FEB 2016


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2/1/16     Unlike most other fish, the ocean sunfish does not have a tail. A female sunfish can lay 300 million eggs each year. Each egg is smaller than the period at the end of a sentence. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/2/16     A woman's risk of hip fractures is equal to her risk of developing breast, uterine, and ovarian cancer combined. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/3/16     On average, only an inch of rain falls in Egypt per year. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/4/16     Currently, over 5.5 trillion cigarettes are produced globally per year. Cigarettes are an attractive source of government revenue because so many people smoke them. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/5/16     About two-thirds of shark attacks on humans have taken place in water less than six feet deep. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/6/16     The word "tragedy" is Greek for "goat-song" because early Greek tragedies honored Dionysus, the god of wine, and the players wore goatskins. Tragedies were noble stories of gods, kings, and heroes. Comedy or "revel," on the other hand, were about lower-class characters and their antics. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/7/16     Twenty-five million people die each year from contaminated water. That is the entire population of Canada. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/8/16     According to a 2008 report, the average life expectancy in the world as a whole is 66.26 years. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/9/16     Unlike other animals, wolves have a variety of distinctive facial expressions they use to communicate and maintain pack unity. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/10/16     Individuals with an "apple" body shape are at greater risk for diabetes than are those with "pear" body shapes. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/11/16     Once reserved for the elite, chocolate became available to everyone due to the technological advances of the Industrial Revolution. However, as chocolate became increasingly popular in Europe and America, thousands of people were used as slaves to produce cacao. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/12/16     A refined value of pi was obtained by the Chinese much earlier than in the West. The Chinese had two advantages over most of the world: they used decimal notations and they used a symbol for zero. European mathematicians would not use a symbolic zero until the late Middle Ages through contact with Indian and Arabic thinkers. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
2/13/16     In the early 1900s, many American cities created laws that required all women in bathing suits to wear stockings. - Provided by RandomHistory.com


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