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

JUN 2019


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
6/1/19      The smartest dinosaur was probably the Troodon ("tooth that wounds"). It had a brain the size of a mammal or bird today. It also had grasping hands and stereoscopic vision.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/2/19      A horse's teeth are a good indicator of its age. Hence, St. Jerome (A.D. 400), who never accepted payment for his writings, penned the famous adage "Never inspect the teeth of a gift horse," which became the more familiar "Never look a gift horse in the mouth." - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/3/19      An estimated 225 million women in developing regions don't have adequate access to contraceptives.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/4/19      Although the poor were hit hardest by the Bubonic Plague, nobility didn't escape. King Alfonso XI of Castile and Leon was the only reigning monarch to die, but many members of royal families from Naples to England were killed. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/5/19      The first operation to use anesthesia was a breast cancer surgery. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/6/19      Weather stations detect rain 300 days out of 365 each year in American Samoa. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/7/19      A human eye can distinguish between approximately 10 million different colors. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/8/19      The oleander is the official flower of the city of Hiroshima because it was the first to bloom again after the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/9/19      Knitting is considered to have originated in the Arab world, and from there, spread with the Crusades into Spain. The term "to knit" wasn’t added to English until the 1400s. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/10/19      The first Olympics after the 9/11 terrorist attacks were held in Salt Lake City, UT, in 2002. Security costs shot up to over $500 million, almost five times the cost of security the last time the U.S. hosted an Olympics in 1996, at the much larger Summer Games in Atlanta. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/11/19      It is well known that weather and mood are linked. Scientists have discovered the ideal temperature at which happiness peaks: 57.02 degrees Fahrenheit. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/12/19      William Jones (1675-1749) introduced the symbol "π" for pi in 1706, and it was later popularized by Leonhard Euler (1707-1783) in 1737.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/13/19      It is estimated that about 100 billion people have died since Homo sapiens appeared over 200,000 years ago.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/14/19      Though scientists first recognized HIV/AIDS as a disease in 1981, it was introduced into North America by a Haitian immigrant during the late 1960s. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/15/19      Of the 3 million soldiers in the Civil War, 1% were regular army, 9% were draftees or substitutes, and the rest were volunteers. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/16/19      The floral designs known as palmettes on oriental carpets are mostly derived from the lotus or peony. In regions of the world where water was a precious commodity, it is perhaps not surprising that flowers and fauna were the symbol of paradise. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/17/19      Men consume a larger absolute amount of calories from added sugars than women, but not when their added sugars intakes were expressed as a percentage of total calories. The percentage of calories from added sugars declines with increasing age and income. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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