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

NOV 2014


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DATEFACT OF THE DAY
11/1/14     More than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day, equaling one death every 34 seconds. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/2/14     Quidditch is also known as Ikarosfairke or "Ikarus ball," which refers to the Greek myth of Icarus who flew too close to the sun. His wings melted and he fell into the sea and drowned. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/3/14     Brains are unhealthy to eat because they are high in cholesterol and fat. For example, a single serving of a 140 g. can of "pork brains in milk gravy" contains 3,500 mg. of cholesterol, 1170% of the USRDA. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/4/14     The most profitable movies, based on absolute profit in worldwide gross, are Avatar (2010), Titanic (1997), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Jurassic Park Shrek 2 (2004). - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/5/14     The Earth's moon is 240,000 miles away. Earth's next closest neighbor is Venus, which comes as near as 24 million miles. After the moon and Venus, Mars is our next closest neighbor at 34 million miles away - though when Mars and Earth are at the opposite sides of their orbits around the sun, they are separated by 249 million miles. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/6/14     Children living with a single parent or a parent living with an unmarried partner are most at risk for child maltreatment, which is over eight times the rate of children living with married biological parents. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/7/14     Approximately 90% of all cases of malaria worldwide occur in Africa, and 3,000 African children die each day from its effects. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/8/14     In the 1950s, only about 30% of Greek adults could read and write. Now, the literacy rate is more than 95%. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/9/14     A York University study found that practicing yoga reduced physical and psychological symptoms of chronic pain in women with fibromyalgia. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/10/14     About 20% of all volcanoes are under water. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/11/14     Number of military veterans in the United States in 2013 was 19.6 million.- Provided by U.S. Census Bureau
11/12/14     Insect species account for 950,000 of the two million identified species on Earth. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/13/14     Approximately 1/3 of cat owners think their pets are able to read their minds. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/14/14     Contaminants in tap water, such as lead, can increase the risk of learning disorders. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/15/14     Research has shown a link between trauma during gestation or during birth with an increased chance of being left-handed. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/16/14     Every day, the heart creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/17/14     An estimated 1 million lesbians and gays are military veterans. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/18/14     In 1790, the volcano Kilauea erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii, killing over 5,000 people and making it the most deadly volcanic eruption in the United States. Kilauea is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/19/14     Two-thirds of deaths from heart attacks in women occur in those who have had no history of chest pain. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
11/20/14     The mines of South Africa can descend as far as 12,000 feet and reach temperatures of 130 degrees F. To produce an ounce of gold requires 38 man hours, 1,400 gallons of water, enough electricity to run a large house for ten days, and chemicals such as cyanide, acids, lead, borax, and lime. In order to extract South Africa's yearly output of 500 tons of gold, nearly 70 million tons of earth are raised and milled. - Provided by RandomHistory.com


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