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

SEP 2022


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9/1/22      Albert Einstein's face inspired the artistic designer of the Star War's character, Yoda. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/2/22      Stone Age tools found in Namibia dating back to 200,000 years ago are the earliest remains of humans yet identified in Africa. The tools are believed to have belonged to a Homo sapiens predecessor, Homo erectus. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/3/22      Hurricanes produce enough energy in one day to run the lights of Las Vegas for many years. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/4/22      The Valdivia earthquake in Chile was the largest in recorded history with a magnatude of 9.5 on 1960-05-22. This is one of 98 recorded earchquakes with a magnatude of 8.0 or greater. Provided by USGS
9/5/22      "Oklahoma" comes from the Choctaw words "okla" (people) and "humma" (red).Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/6/22      Before Lyndon Johnson was president, he was a teacher. When he was in his early 20s, he taught at three different schools. Records report he was an excellent teacher and received many positive references. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/7/22      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
9/8/22      Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the United States. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/9/22      A single dragonfly can eat 30 to hundreds of mosquitoes per day, making them natural mosquito control. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/10/22      Except for the Arabs, the Ethiopians are the only people in Africa with their own indigenous written alphabet. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/11/22      The seal on the dollar bill has several symbols. The scale represents justice. The 13 stars stand for the 13 colonies. The key symbolizes the treasury’s power and authority. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/12/22      Thylacoleo, an extinct species of lion, had opposable thumbs not too different from human thumbs. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/13/22      Caffeine helps muscle burn fat as an energy source rather than a glycogen (carbohydrate). However, too much caffeine will actually decrease athletic performance. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/14/22      Like Earth's moon, Mercury has "mascons," massive gravitational concentrations emanating from impact craters. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/15/22      At an average depth of nearly 2,000 feet, Oregon's Crater Lake is the deepest lake totally within the borders of the continental United States. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/16/22      The Latin phrase Annuit Coeptis above the “all-seeing eye” on the dollar bill means “he has favored our undertaking.” The Latin phrase E Pluribus Unum means “one out of many” and refers to America, which is one country made out of many states. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/17/22      In 1839 Charles Goodyear invented vulcanization, a process that forms molecular cross-linkages between polymer chains in rubber. The result is rubber that is stronger, more elastic, and much more resistance to hot and cold temperatures. Provided by Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia
9/18/22      Red pandas are the only living member of the family Ailuridae. Provided by Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia
9/21/22      Germany was the first country in Europe to adopt Daylight Saving Time (DST), also known as “Summer time,” in 1916 during World War I. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/22/22      The world's smallest church is found in Oneida, NY. The Cross Island Chapel is 51" x 81", making it large enough to sit two people. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/23/22      The beluga whale is the only member of the cetacean order capable of facial expressions. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/24/22      The autumnal equinox occurs on different dates each year, but usually falls on September 22 or 23. In 1931, the equinox fell on September 24 because the Gregorian calendar doesn’t always match up with the position of Earth in its orbit around the sun. The fall equinox won’t happen again on September 24 until 2303. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/25/22      Bhang” is an Indian milkshake whose main ingredient is marijuana. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/26/22      The entire territory of American Samoa consists of 117,500 square miles (30,400 square km), which is about the size of Oregon or New Zealand. However, only 76.1 square miles (197 square km), or 0.1% of the territory, is actually dry land. Provided by FactRetriever.com
9/27/22      Most Europeans, except the Germans, usually snooze or relax in the middle of the day. China, India, and parts of the Middle East are also big napping territories. Provided by FactRetriever.com


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