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

DEC 2019


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12/1/19      The oldest Egyptian pyramid is the Step Pyramid, dated to around 2650 BC. It was the tomb of King Djoser, and its shape represented a giant stairway for the dead king to climb up into the sky to join the sun god. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/2/19      The term “sushi” originally referred to the fermented rice that was used to preserve fish. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/3/19      Kentucky has the highest rate of smokers (28.7%) in the U.S., while Utah (11.5%) has the lowest.Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/4/19      Flu viruses can live up to 48 hours on hard, nonporous surfaces such as stainless steel and up to 12 hours on cloth and tissues. They can remain infectious for about one week at human body temperature, over 30 days at freezing temperatures, and indefinitely at temperatures below freezing. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/5/19      In Oaxaca, Mexico, healers called curanderos use chocolate to treat several illnesses such as bronchitis. In some regions, children drink chocolate in the morning to ward off scorpion and bee stings. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/6/19      Lady Gaga once bought $1000 worth of pizza for fans who were waiting in line for her autograph. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/7/19      Native Americans not only ate popcorn, but they made beer and soup out of it too. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/8/19      A dog can locate the source of a sound in 1/600 of a second and can hear sounds four times farther away than a human can. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/9/19      The box jellyfish is unique because it has 24 eyes, four parallel brains, and 60 anal regions. Two of its eyes can see color. It is also one of the animals in the world that has a 360-degree view of its surroundings Box jellyfish are not considered “true” jellyfish of the Scyphozoan class. Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/10/19      Ecologists call elephants a ‘keystone” species and a “giant force of nature whose fortunes affect everything around them—for good or ill.” Approximately 100 African elephants are killed each day by poachers, leaving elephant populations in a continuing steep decline. Provided by FactRetriever.com


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