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

NOV 2022


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
11/1/22      Indonesia is composed of 17,508 islands spanning 3200 miles from east to west, but only 6,000 of them are inhabited. Provided by Indonesian Embassy
11/2/22      James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were once arrested together for taking a carriage ride in the countryside of Vermont on a Sunday, which violated the laws of that state. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/3/22      Elizabethan theatergoers, such as those in William Shakespeare's time, could purchase apples and pears to eat during the show. These snacks were often thrown at the actors by dissatisfied members of the audience. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/4/22      Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country by area in the world, but it has one of the lowest population densities at 6 people per square mile. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/5/22      Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/6/22      In one of the worst prison disasters in US history, 322 inmates were killed and 150 injured when a fire broke out in the Ohio State Penn on April 21, 1930. When some guards refused to let inmates out of their cells, other inmates overpowered the guards to rescue fellow prisoners. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/7/22      The Earth’s plates move just a few inches a year—about as fast as a person’s fingernails grow. This continental pattern predicts that 250 million years from now, a new supercontinent will be born. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/8/22      Yale was named after Elihu Yale (1649-1721), a governor of the British East India Company who donated a crate of goods to the fledgling school. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/9/22      The bumps on raspberries are called "drupelets." Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/10/22      The term “cholesterol” is from the Greek khole or “bile” (as in “cholera”) + sterops or “solid, stiff” (as in “sterility”). Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/11/22      The Lipton Tea Factory in Jebel Ali, Dubai, produces 5 billion tea bags a year. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/12/22      Dolphins can remain alert for up to 15 days at a time with no sign of fatigue. Provided by Science Daily
11/13/22      Researchers speculate that humans laughed before they could speak. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/14/22      Birth control can affect a woman’s sense of smell, which can influence whom she is attracted to. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/15/22      The Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop was founded in 1967 in New York City and was the first gay bookstore in the world. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/16/22      Dog nose prints are as unique as human finger prints and can be used to identify them. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/17/22      The Earth’s plates move just a few inches a year—about as fast as a person’s fingernails grow. This continental pattern predicts that 250 million years from now, a new supercontinent will be born. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/18/22      Hundreds of years ago, people put spider webs on their wounds because they believed it would help stop the bleeding. Scientists now know that silk contains vitamin K, which helps reduce bleeding. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/19/22      Under President Theodore Roosevelt, the United States named the Grand Canyon as a national monument in 1908. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/20/22      Yale was named after Elihu Yale (1649-1721), a governor of the British East India Company who donated a crate of goods to the fledgling school. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/21/22      The first basketball hoops were peach baskets with the bottom intact. Officials had to get the ball out after each basket. The first string nets were used in the early 1900s. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/22/22      Since the 1980s, the rate of twin births in humans has increased by a third, from 9.1 to 12.0 twin deliveries per 1000 deliveries, to about 1.6 million twin pairs globally each year. Provided by the science journal Human Reproduction
11/23/22      The term “cholesterol” is from the Greek khole or “bile” (as in “cholera”) + sterops or “solid, stiff” (as in “sterility”). Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/24/22      One of the most popular first Thanksgiving stories recalls the three-day celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1621. Over 200 years later, President Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving, and in 1941 Congress established the fourth Thursday in November as a national holiday. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/25/22      Prolific inventor Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the quadruplex telegraph, DC current, the carbon microphone, the fluoroscope, and the light bulb all while living in Newark, New Jersey. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/26/22      The nine-banded armadillo regularly gives birth to identical quadruplets, the only known species to do so. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/27/22      The world’s worst landslide started by an earthquake occurred in 1920 in the Kansu province in China. The landslide killed about 200,000 people. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/28/22      Prolific inventor Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the quadruplex telegraph, DC current, the carbon microphone, the fluoroscope, and the light bulb all while living in Newark, New Jersey. Provided by FactRetriever.com
11/29/22      Glass takes 1 million years to fully degrade in a landfill. Provided by FactRetriever.com


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