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

JUN 2018


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DATE FACT OF THE DAY
6/1/18      Egyptian pharaohs were considered children of Ra (Egyptian sun god) and, thus, their dreams were seen as being divine. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/2/18      To avoid predators, some snakes can poop whenever they want. They make themselves so dirty and smelly that predators will run away. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/3/18      Studies show that men prefer sodas that do not use the word "diet" and soda cans that have darker colors, such as black or red. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/4/18      In France, citizens are automatically registered to vote when they turn 18 years old. In Sweden, eligible voters are automatically registered when they turn in their tax registration rolls. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/5/18      Although Nova Scotia was granted the British Empire's first flag by King Charles I in 1625, Canada did not have a national flag until February 15, 1965, when its maple leaf flag was adopted by its parliament. Before that, the red ensign, a British maritime flag, was in general use. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/6/18      The Pizza Hut restaurant chain does not get its mozzarella cheese from Italy; it buys the cheese from Taranaki, New Zealand. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/7/18      Cocaine was first used in the U.S. in the 1880s, where it was applied as an anesthetic in eye, nose, and throat operations. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/8/18      The Garima Gospels, the oldest illustrated Christian book, is in Ethiopia. It was written about A.D. 494 by the Abba Garima, a monk who arrived in Ethiopia from Constantinople (present-day Istanbul). According to legend, he wrote the book in one day. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/9/18      Jellyfish are found in every ocean of the world. They are even found in some freshwater lakes and ponds. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/10/18      Penguins are highly social birds. Even at sea, penguins usually swim and feed in groups. Some penguin colonies on Antarctica are huge and can contain 20 million or more penguins at various times during the year. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/11/18      Google accounts for roughly 0.013% of the world's energy use. It uses enough energy to continuously power 200,000 homes. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/12/18      Electric utilities are the largest source of greenhouse gas in America. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/13/18      The deadliest earthquake known hit Shansi, China on January 23, 1556. An estimated 830,000 people died. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/14/18      A tsunami is not just one big wave, but a series of waves called a "wave train." The time period between waves is called the "wave period" and can be between a few minutes and two hours. The first wave is usually not the strongest, and later waves, such as the fifth or sixth, may be significantly larger. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/15/18      The English chocolate company Cadbury made the first chocolate bar in the world in 1842. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/16/18      Sa hour in American Samoa consists of setting aside an hour of time in the evening or morning for prayers to be said or heard. It is considered disrespectful in many villages to participate in any other activities during Sa. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/17/18      Studies reveal that most American babies are born in the late summer (September 12, 18, 25, and 26), while the least are delivered on major holidays. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/18/18      In 1918, over 100 waiters were arrested for poisoning bad tippers in Chicago. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/19/18      In response to a huge number of player lawsuits, the NFL has agreed to pay out over one billion dollars over the next 65 years to former players suffering from football-related brain injuries. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/20/18      Because Ramadan is based on the lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, the holiday starts 11-12 days earlier than it did the previous year. It takes about 33 Islamic years for Ramadan to return to the same place on the Gregorian calendar. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/21/18      The FIFA World Cup is the most-watched sporting event in the world. - Provided by FactRetriever.com
6/22/18      The earliest game resembling soccer was invented by Chinese Emperor Huang-Ti in 1697 BC. Players kicked a leather ball stuffed with cork and hair. - Provided by FactRetriever.com


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