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

OCT 2019


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
10/1/19      Snakes typically need to eat only 6-30 meals each year to be healthy.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/2/19      Earth's rapid rotation coupled with its nickel-iron core creates a powerful magnetic field. The field protects the Earth from damaging solar winds.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/3/19      The 1912 eruption of Novarupta was the largest volcanic eruption in the 20th century. It was a 6 out of a possible 8 on the Volcanic Explosivity Index.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/4/19      Famed linguist Noam Chomsky has argued that humans possess a biological "language module" that allows the expression of a potentially infinite number of utterances, thoughts, and ideas with a limited set of sounds.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/5/19      China is often considered the longest continuous civilization, with some historians marking 6000 B.C. as the dawn of Chinese civilization. It also has the world’s longest continuously used written language.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/6/19      Cameroon has more than 1,000 species of butterfly-more than a quarter of all species found in Africa.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/7/19      The earliest evidence of humans in Yellowstone is an 11,000-year-old Clovis-type spear found at the park's north entrance in Gardiner, MT; it is made of obsidian from Obsidian Cliff.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/8/19      Mexican cartels make over $152 million a year from manipulating the avocado market. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/9/19      Only 4 women from first class died during the sinking, compared to 89 third-class women. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/10/19      The first gay rights organization, the Society for Human Rights, was founded in Chicago in 1924. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/11/19      More people in the world have learned English as a second language than there are native English speakers. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/12/19      In 1955, the first ever McDonald's restaurant was opened in Chicago.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/13/19      While Titanic's first-class passengers were treated to an opulent Turkish bath, there were only two bathtubs for over 700 third-class passengers.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/14/19      The first named victims of the plague died in 1338 and 1339 in the area around Lake Issyk Kul (Lake Baikal) in Russia, where a grave marker says, "In the year of the hare (1339). This is the grave of Kutluk. He died of the plague with his wife, Magnu-Kelka."- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/15/19      The word "cancer" is related to the word "crab" in Latin. Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen, among others, noted the similarity of swollen tumors with veins to crabs.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/16/19      In 1895 Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, an early Russian rocket scientist, was the first to propose the concept of space elevators, a type of space transportation system.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
10/17/19      Even positive events such as graduating, getting married, or starting a new job can lead to depression.- Provided by FactRetriever.com


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