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

JUN 2017


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
6/1/17     Walking reduces the risk of both breast and colon cancer. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/2/17     Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in. To keep the passion alive, experts suggest doing satisfying and exciting activities as a couple. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/3/17     Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas, however, are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/4/17     During the Civil War, generals usually led their solders into battle, a rare occurrence in modern wars. Because of this, generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than privates were. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/5/17     Horses have five highly developed senses: taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight. They also have an enigmatic sixth sense, heightened perception, which is very rare in humans. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/6/17     The small measured changes in the sun's radiation output from one decade to the next are only about one-tenth of 1%, not even large enough to really provide a detectable signal in Earth's surface temperature record. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/7/17     The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/8/17     During its construction, the Great Wall of China was called "the longest cemetery on earth" because so many people died building it. Reportedly, it cost the lives of more than one million people. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/9/17     While Big Bang theorists believe the universe is about 13.7 billion years old, they also estimated it to be 156 billion years across. They explain that its diameter is larger than its age because it has been expanding since the Big Bang. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/10/17     A horse's teeth are a good indicator of its age. Hence, St. Jerome (A.D. 400), who never accepted payment for his writings, penned the famous adage "Never inspect the teeth of a gift horse," which became the more familiar "Never look a gift horse in the mouth." - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/11/17     Unlike other animals, wolves have a variety of distinctive facial expressions they use to communicate and maintain pack unity. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/12/17     Ancient Egyptians mummified not only people but animals as well. Archeologists discovered a 15-foot- (4.5-m-) long mummified crocodile. The crocodile is known as the "devourer of human hearts" in the ancient Book of the Dead. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/13/17     Even though over 40% of the trips taken in the U.S. are less than one mile, less than 10% of all trips are made by walking or biking. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/14/17     Bone mass doubles between birth and age two, doubles again by age 10, and doubles yet again during puberty. It continues to increase until about age 30, when the maximum or peak bone mass is attained. After that, more bone tissue is lost than is replaced during bone remodeling, resulting in a 5-10% loss of bone mass per decade of life. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/15/17     The world's largest stockpile of gold can be found five stories underground inside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's vault and it holds 25% of the world's gold reserve (540,000 gold bars). While it contains more gold than Fort Knox, most of it belongs to foreign governments. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/16/17     More than 650,000 Jeeps were built during WWII. American factories also produced 300,000 military aircraft; 89,000 tanks; 3 million machine guns; and 7 million rifles. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/17/17     There are about 1,300,000 earthquakes per year with magnitudes of 2.9 or lower. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/18/17     Aristotle and Pliny the Elder believed that a full moon affected the water in a human's brain, causing insanity or irrational behavior. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/19/17     There are over 4,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., enrolling over 15 million students and granting over two million degrees a year. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/20/17     Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/21/17     While not all pregnant women will crave pickles and ice cream specifically, pregnancy cravings are rooted in the body's extra need for minerals and comfort-inducing serotonin. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/22/17     Approximately 109 planet Earths would fit on the surface of the sun and more than one million planet Earths would fit inside of the sun. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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

JUN 2017


Previous Archives

DATE FACT OF THE DAY
6/1/17     Walking reduces the risk of both breast and colon cancer. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/2/17     Romantic love lasts just over a year, perhaps because the brain cannot eternally maintain a revved-up state of romantic bliss. As romantic love wanes, attachment love, a more stable love, sets in. To keep the passion alive, experts suggest doing satisfying and exciting activities as a couple. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/3/17     Giraffes sleep only 1.9 hours a day in five- to 10-minute sessions. Koalas, however, are the longest-sleeping mammals, sleeping up to 22 hours a day. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/4/17     During the Civil War, generals usually led their solders into battle, a rare occurrence in modern wars. Because of this, generals were 50% more likely to die in combat than privates were. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/5/17     Horses have five highly developed senses: taste, touch, hearing, smell, and sight. They also have an enigmatic sixth sense, heightened perception, which is very rare in humans. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/6/17     The small measured changes in the sun's radiation output from one decade to the next are only about one-tenth of 1%, not even large enough to really provide a detectable signal in Earth's surface temperature record. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/7/17     The largest number of babies born to a woman is 69. From 1725-1765, a Russian peasant woman gave birth to 16 sets of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/8/17     During its construction, the Great Wall of China was called "the longest cemetery on earth" because so many people died building it. Reportedly, it cost the lives of more than one million people. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/9/17     While Big Bang theorists believe the universe is about 13.7 billion years old, they also estimated it to be 156 billion years across. They explain that its diameter is larger than its age because it has been expanding since the Big Bang. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/10/17     A horse's teeth are a good indicator of its age. Hence, St. Jerome (A.D. 400), who never accepted payment for his writings, penned the famous adage "Never inspect the teeth of a gift horse," which became the more familiar "Never look a gift horse in the mouth." - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/11/17     Unlike other animals, wolves have a variety of distinctive facial expressions they use to communicate and maintain pack unity. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/12/17     Ancient Egyptians mummified not only people but animals as well. Archeologists discovered a 15-foot- (4.5-m-) long mummified crocodile. The crocodile is known as the "devourer of human hearts" in the ancient Book of the Dead. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/13/17     Even though over 40% of the trips taken in the U.S. are less than one mile, less than 10% of all trips are made by walking or biking. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/14/17     Bone mass doubles between birth and age two, doubles again by age 10, and doubles yet again during puberty. It continues to increase until about age 30, when the maximum or peak bone mass is attained. After that, more bone tissue is lost than is replaced during bone remodeling, resulting in a 5-10% loss of bone mass per decade of life. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/15/17     The world's largest stockpile of gold can be found five stories underground inside the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's vault and it holds 25% of the world's gold reserve (540,000 gold bars). While it contains more gold than Fort Knox, most of it belongs to foreign governments. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/16/17     More than 650,000 Jeeps were built during WWII. American factories also produced 300,000 military aircraft; 89,000 tanks; 3 million machine guns; and 7 million rifles. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/17/17     There are about 1,300,000 earthquakes per year with magnitudes of 2.9 or lower. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/18/17     Aristotle and Pliny the Elder believed that a full moon affected the water in a human's brain, causing insanity or irrational behavior. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/19/17     There are over 4,000 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S., enrolling over 15 million students and granting over two million degrees a year. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/20/17     Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/21/17     While not all pregnant women will crave pickles and ice cream specifically, pregnancy cravings are rooted in the body's extra need for minerals and comfort-inducing serotonin. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/22/17     Approximately 109 planet Earths would fit on the surface of the sun and more than one million planet Earths would fit inside of the sun. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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