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

DEC 2017


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12/1/17     Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States, and more Norwegians live in Minnesota than in any other state. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/2/17     All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/3/17     According to NASA, autumn is “aurora season” because geomagnetic storms are about twice as frequent as the annual average during the fall. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/4/17     Generally, a concussion is not accompanied by loss of consciousness. It is possible, and fairly common, for people to have a concussion and not even realize it. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/5/17     Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/6/17     St. Nicholas is the world's most popular non-Biblical saint. He has over 2,000 churches dedicated to him in France and Germany, and 400 in England. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/7/17     The world's largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children's Society in London on December 14, 2007.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/8/17     The word "tattoo" derives from the Polynesian word "ta" ("to strike"), which describes the sound of a tattooing spike being knocked on skin. The first recorded references to the word "tattoo" is in the papers of Joseph Banks (1743-1820), a naturalist aboard Captain Cook's ship. Before Captain Cook brought the word to Europe, tattoos in the West were known as "prics" or "marks." - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/9/17     Historians posit that knitting is a relatively recent invention because there are no ancient legends of knitting like there are legends of spinning and weaving, such as Arachne, Ixazaluoh, Nephthys, and Amaterasu. There are no ancient gods or goddesses who knit. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/10/17     Despite decades of public health efforts to educate the public on the importance of protection from UV radiation, over 30 million people tan indoors a year in the United States. Approximately 71% of tanning salon patrons is girls and women aged 16-29. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/11/17     In ancient Egypt, cosmetics were an integral part of hygiene, health, and ritual. Pills and creams protected against the sun and dry winds, and oils were used in perfumes in religious rituals. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/12/17     Happy people embrace failure. Failing is a way to figure out what works, and then making changes that lead to happiness and success. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/13/17     Although human trafficking is often a hidden crime and accurate statistics are difficult to obtain, researchers estimate that more than 80% of trafficking victims are female. Over 50% of human trafficking victims are children. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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

DEC 2017


Previous Archives

DATE FACT OF THE DAY
12/1/17     Minnesota is the unofficial Norwegian capital of the United States, and more Norwegians live in Minnesota than in any other state. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/2/17     All the gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas would equal 364 gifts. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/3/17     According to NASA, autumn is “aurora season” because geomagnetic storms are about twice as frequent as the annual average during the fall. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/4/17     Generally, a concussion is not accompanied by loss of consciousness. It is possible, and fairly common, for people to have a concussion and not even realize it. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/5/17     Americans eat approximately 350 slices of pizza per second. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/6/17     St. Nicholas is the world's most popular non-Biblical saint. He has over 2,000 churches dedicated to him in France and Germany, and 400 in England. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/7/17     The world's largest Christmas stocking measured 106 feet and 9 inches (32.56 m) long and 49 feet and 1 inch (14.97 m) wide. It weighed as much as five reindeer and held almost 1,000 presents. It was made by the Children's Society in London on December 14, 2007.- Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/8/17     The word "tattoo" derives from the Polynesian word "ta" ("to strike"), which describes the sound of a tattooing spike being knocked on skin. The first recorded references to the word "tattoo" is in the papers of Joseph Banks (1743-1820), a naturalist aboard Captain Cook's ship. Before Captain Cook brought the word to Europe, tattoos in the West were known as "prics" or "marks." - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/9/17     Historians posit that knitting is a relatively recent invention because there are no ancient legends of knitting like there are legends of spinning and weaving, such as Arachne, Ixazaluoh, Nephthys, and Amaterasu. There are no ancient gods or goddesses who knit. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/10/17     Despite decades of public health efforts to educate the public on the importance of protection from UV radiation, over 30 million people tan indoors a year in the United States. Approximately 71% of tanning salon patrons is girls and women aged 16-29. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/11/17     In ancient Egypt, cosmetics were an integral part of hygiene, health, and ritual. Pills and creams protected against the sun and dry winds, and oils were used in perfumes in religious rituals. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/12/17     Happy people embrace failure. Failing is a way to figure out what works, and then making changes that lead to happiness and success. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
12/13/17     Although human trafficking is often a hidden crime and accurate statistics are difficult to obtain, researchers estimate that more than 80% of trafficking victims are female. Over 50% of human trafficking victims are children. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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