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These twelve Fact-of-the-Day entries were randomly selected from our archive for your enjoyment. Use the fields below to search for a specific entry or date.

September 19, 2012
Only about 5% of all U.S. caves have the right temperature and water conditions suitable for bats. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
May 31, 2011
Each year, Americans throw out enough soda pop cans bottles to reach to the moon and back - twenty times. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
February 19, 2024
Although hummus doesn't have as much healthy monounsaturated fat as guacamole, it does have approximately 2.4 grams more protein. Provided by FactRetriever.com
September 20, 2023
Hawaii is home to the unique “Happy Face Spider” (Theridion grallator), which bears an uncanny resemblance to a smiling face on the back of its abdomen. Provided by FactRetriever.com
November 23, 2017
Body language seems to have three major uses: 1) as a conscious replacement for speech, 2) to reinforce speech, and 3) as a mirror or betrayer of mood. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
July 21, 2015
In 1994, a group of Mexican peasants and farmers called the Zapatistas (named after Emiliano Zapata) started another revolt to highlight the differences between the rich and poor. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
November 21, 2013
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud is one of the more famous proponents of cocaine. After trying the drug for the first time in 1884, he recommended it as a useful treatment for depression, alcoholism, and morphine addiction. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
May 13, 2022
The Aborigines, the indigenous people who lived on the island of Australia for thousands of years before the English arrived, had many names for the Koala bear, including “cullewine,” “koolewong,” and “kobarcola.” Provided by FactRetriever.com
March 13, 2011
There are 104 commercial nuclear power plants producing 20 percent of all electricity and over 70 percent of the emission-free electricity generated in the United States. They are located at 64 sites in 31 states. - Provided by Wikipedia
March 26, 2012
Ancient Romans believed that seeing an owl was a bad omen, sniffing cyclamen flowers would prevent baldness, and ringing bells eased the pain of childbirth. The presence of bees, which were considered sacred messengers of the gods, were seen as a sign of good luck. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
October 11, 2016
The first person to decorate a Christmas tree was reportedly the Protestant reformer Martin Luther (1483-1546). According to legend, he was so moved by the beauty of the stars shining between the branches of a fir tree, he brought home an evergreen tree and decorated it with candles to share the image with his children. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
December 24, 2011
Long ago, when chickens were wild, roosters crowed so loudly to attract a mate that they were in danger of being pounced on by a predator. To avoid being seen, they began to do most of their crowing when the light was dim - early morning and late afternoon. Today roosters still crow most at those two times. - Provided by Reference.com





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