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

MAR 2017


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3/1/17     China has the world's oldest calendar. This lunar calendar originated in 2600 B.C. and has 12 zodiac signs. It takes 60 years to complete. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/2/17     The Third Agricultural Revolution, or the Green Revolution, corresponds in the late 20th century with the exponential population growth occurring around the world. It includes biotechnology, genetic engineering, chemical fertilizers, and mass production of agricultural goods. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/3/17     It's illegal in St. Louis, Missouri, for a fireman to rescue a woman wearing a nightgown. If she wants to be rescued, she must be fully clothed. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/4/17     In approximately 54% of human trafficking cases, the recruiter is a stranger, and in 46% of the cases, the recruiters know the victim. Fifty-two percent of human trafficking recruiters are men, 42% are women, and 6% are both men and women. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/5/17     Machine guns caused half of the seven million casualties in WWI. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/6/17     For reasons that are unknown, males dream of males more often than females dream of males. This sexual asymmetry is universal and has emerged from at least 29 different comparisons of male and female dreams - and it holds true for children, adolescents, and adults in all parts of the world. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/7/17     The Barbary Macaque is the only free-living species of monkey in Europe, which was once home to many monkeys. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/8/17     The term "blonde" came from French and kept its masculine and feminine forms; consequently, as a noun, "blond" is a fair-haired male, while "blonde" is a fair-haired female. However, when the word is used as an adjective, "blond" can be used for both males and females; however "blonde" can also be used to describe a woman or girl with fair hair. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/9/17     Canada has the longest coastline of any country in the world at 151,600 miles. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/10/17     In Japan mythology, a giant catfish called Namazu is responsible for earthquakes. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/11/17     Humans have more brain cells at the age of two than at any other time of their lives. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/12/17     Hearing is one of the less acute senses in humans, compared to the many other animals which can detect sound at much higher and lower frequency than humans can. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/13/17     Diabetes has been reported in horses, ferrets, and ground squirrels. In environments where animals are liberally fed, diabetes has been reported in dolphins, foxes, and even a hippopotamus. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/14/17     During the past 400 years, nearly a quarter of a million people have been killed as a direct result of volcanic eruptions. Indirect aftereffects such as famine, climate change, and disease most likely have tripled that number. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/15/17     Only 12 people have been on the moon: the astronauts on the Apollo missions from 1969 to 1972. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/16/17     Vitamins are grouped according to their solubility in either fat or water. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble, meaning they need fat to be absorbed into the body and can be stored in the body. Vitamin B complexes and Vitamin C are water soluble and, because they cannot be stored in the body, they must be replaced every day. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/17/17     Nicotine patches and even melatonin (an over-the-counter sleep aid) are reported to increase the vividness of dreams and nightmares. The nicotine patch in particular is said to intensify dreams. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/18/17     Greek historian Thucydides (460395 B.C.) in his History of the Peloponnesian War was the first to associate tsunamis with underwater earthquakes. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/19/17     On January 31, 1945, Private Eddie Slovik was shot for desertion, the first American executed for the crime since the Civil War and the only one to suffer this punishment during WWII. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/20/17     The death rate associated with heart disease among African-American women is significantly higher than among Caucasian women. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/21/17     Nurses who work night shifts and flight attendants who have circadian rhythm disruption have a higher risk of breast cancer with long-term employment. The International Agency for Research on Cancer recently concluded that shift work, especially at night, is carcinogenic to humans. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/22/17     Every 10 seconds someone dies from diabetes-related causes globally. Every year nearly 3.5 million people in the world die due to diabetes. The death rate is expected to rise by 25% over the next decade. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/23/17     During the de-Nazification of Germany after the war, the three Western powers (U.S., Great Britain, Russia), sentenced over 3.4 million former Nazis to some type of punishment. They also revoked race laws and other repressive measures, disbanded Nazi organizations, and eliminated "racial science" instruction from school. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/24/17     More than 80% of the Earth's surface is volcanic. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/25/17     When the Southern states seceded in 1860 and 1861, they did not leave in order of their geographic location, economic standing political qualities, or level of industrialization. They left in almost the exact order of their percentage of slaves. - Provided by RandomHistory.com
3/26/17     A human can make over 10,000 facial expressions to express a wide variety of subtle emotions. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/27/17     The Ganges River in India is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. The pollution includes sewage, trash, food, and animal remains. In some places the Ganges is septic, and corpses of semi-cremated adults or enshrouded babies drift down the river. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/28/17     Romans discovered that mixing lead with wine not only helped preserve wine, but also gave it a sweet taste and succulent texture. Chronic lead poisoning has often been cited as one of the causes of the decline of Rome. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
3/29/17     The devastating 2011 earthquake in Japan created a massive 186-mile long and 93 mile wide rift 15 miles under the ocean. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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