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

AUG 2022


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
8/1/22      The most poisonous fish in the world is the stone fish. Its sting can cause shock, paralysis, and even death if not treated within a few hours. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/2/22      The Sequoia tree is named in honor of the Cherokee leader Sequoyah, who helped his people develop an alphabet. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/3/22      Even though the Armistice Agreement of 1953 ended the fighting in the Korean War, neither North nor South Korea signed the peace treaty; therefore, they are still officially at war. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/4/22      There aren’t more stars in the arms of the Milky Way’s spiral than elsewhere. The stars in the arms are bigger stars, which die out quicker and burn brighter, which illuminates those around them and make the arms more visible. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/5/22      An owl's eyes are so well-developed that they are not balls but rather tubes that are held into place by a bony structure. This means an owl can only look straight ahead. An owl must turn its head to look side to side. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/6/22      In Sanskrit, the Milky Way is called Akash Ganga, or “Ganges of the heavens.” Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/7/22      J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" book series was rejected by 12 different publishing houses before she finally found a publisher. Provided by Business Insider
8/8/22      Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is one of the world's longest erupting volcanos. It has been erupting since January 3, 1983. The word "Kilauea" means "much spreading" or "spewing" in Hawaiian. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/9/22      Researchers are unsure exactly how a cat purrs. Most veterinarians believe that a cat purrs by vibrating vocal folds deep in the throat. To do this, a muscle in the larynx opens and closes the air passage about 25 times per second. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/10/22      Cartooning in Japan began in the 12th century, and today more paper is used for comics than for toilet paper in that country. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/11/22      Only about 1 in 8 male lions survive to adulthood. A majority of lions die shortly after being kicked out of their pride around the age of 2. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/12/22      Thylacoleo, an extinct species of lion, had opposable thumbs not too different from human thumbs. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/13/22      Land ownership was so important that almost all Roman citizens owned at least a small plot. The practice of agriculture was said to have developed the hardy nature of the typical Roman. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/14/22      Wolves evolved from an ancient animal called Mesocyon, which lived approximately 35 million years ago. It was a small dog-like creature with short legs and a long body. Like the wolf, it may have lived in packs. Provided by FactRetriever.com
8/15/22      The name "Pakistan" is a mash-up of the names of cultural groups that lived within Pakistan's borders—Punjab, Afghani, Kashmir, Sindh, and Baluchistan. Provided by FactRetriever.com


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