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

DEC 2018


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
12/1/18      A baby has around 30,000 taste buds. They are not just on the tongue but also on the sides, back, and roof of the mouth. Adults have about 10,000. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/2/18      An estimated 800 wounded men burned to death at the Battle of the Wilderness because they were unable to crawl away from advancing brush fires. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/3/18      The Beatty Papyrus, written around 1350 B.C. and discovered at Thebes, is the oldest dream dictionary existing today. It describes special dream-interpreting priests called "Masters of the Secret Things" or "Learned Ones of the Magic Library." - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/4/18      While some Buddhist sects believe in heaven and hell, most Buddhists believe heaven or hell is a state of mind. In short, by shifting our awareness, we attain a different level of consciousness. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/5/18      Giant armadillos as big as cars roamed the earth long before highways and freeways existed. These gigantic creatures died off 10,000 years ago. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/6/18      Dubbed the "Marathon Man," Belgian runner Stefaan Engels ran the marathon distance every day for a year, totalling 9,569 miles (1,5401 km). - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/7/18      Because Jupiter generates its own heat, it shrinks 2 cm every year. When it was first formed, it was about twice its current diameter, and it was much hotter. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/8/18      Farmers in India use Coca Cola and Pepsi as an inexpensive form of pesticide. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/9/18      Before sandpaper was invented, people used the rough skin of sharks, called shagreen, to smooth and polish wood. Japanese warriors wrapped the skin around the handles of their swords to keep the swords from slipping out of their hands. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/10/18      The lion has a special tongue that is rough enough to peel the skin of their prey away from the flesh. If a lion licked the back of a human's hand just a few times, it would peel away much of the skin. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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