Any facts (random or not) can be posted here by anyone. I will be posting a fact of the day every day I go online!
btw: if anyone wants to do a different fact of the day for themselves they're welcome to in this forum, but don't correspond with my #'s
Fact of the day #1: koalas and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints, and koala prints can't be told apart from human prints.
Fact of the day #2: The female black widow spider eats its mate immediately after mating, and could go through up to 25 mates a day doing this.
Fact of the day #3: Newborns cry without tears until they are 3-6 months old.
fact of the day #4: ouranophobia is the fear of heaven.
Fact of the day #5: The pharaoh Ramses II had over 160 children!
fact of the day #6: A rat can fall from a 5 story building without being injured!
Fact of the day #7: A single sunspot creates as much energy as the Earth will use in 1 million years.
Fact of the day #8: Donkeys kill more humans per year than sharks!
Fact of the day #9:Madonna used to sell doughnuts at Dunkin Donuts.
Fact of the day #10: Loud random talking has been proved more distracting than the sound of a jackhammer.
Fact of the day #11: A camel with 2 humps is a dromedary while a camel with one is called a Bactrian.
Fact of the day #12: Honeybees navigate using the sun as a compass, even when the sun is behind the clouds they can still find it.
Fact of the day #13: The first coin operated telephone was invented in 1889, and cost 5cents per call everywhere in the U.S. until 1951.
Fact of the day #14: Helen Keller developed her sense of smell so well that she could identify people she knew just by their personal scent.
Fact of the day #15: A bird takes in everything it sees with one glance because of the flatness of its eye.
Fact of the day #16: Abraham Lincoln was the president that made Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Fact of the day #17: female horses have to carry 3-5 pounds while racing against males.
Fact of the day #18: The Sperm Whale's brain weighs up to 20 pounds, while a humans only weighs 3.
Fact of the day #19: a human with 20/20 vision while standing on a mountain top on a moonless and clear night can see a match being struck up to 50 miles away.
Fact of the day #20: During 1931 Rose Bowl when "Five Yard" Fogerty carried the ball 25 times and got exactly five yards on each play, the teammates began slapping palms to celebrate and created the high-five.
Fact of the day #21: Only female mosquitoes draw blood and spread diseases, but female mosquitoes are deaf.
Fact of the day #22: Bears can easily overrun even the best Olympian sprinters.
Fact of the day #23: 30 million Americans fish for bass every year.
Fact of the day #24: Aristotle originally believed the human brain was mainly used to cool blood.
Fact of the day #25:Elvis used so many hair products and dyes that by the time he was 40 his hair was completely white.
Fact of the day #26:The first commercial vacuum was so large it had to be mounted on a wagon.
Fact of the day #27: Certain sharks will swim in a figure-eight if they get scared.
Fact of the day #28: Dimpled golf balls are used because they fly better than smooth balls, this discovery was made when people used old and beat-up golf balls.
Fact of the day #29: The phrase "the whole nine yards" comes from South Pacific pilots during World War II, because their planes took .50 caliber bullet chains that were exactly 27', so when the entire chain was fired the pilot would've fired 9 yards of bullets
Fact of the day #30: The kidney is made of small tubes that when stretched cover 20 miles in one kidney.
Fact of the day #31: The average amateur fisherman spends about $200 per year.
Fact of the day #32: Babies are born without knee caps, which form when they're 2-6 months old.
Fact of the day #33: Your body produces new layer of mucus to line your stomach every 3 days.
Fact of the day #34: In hockey a deke is a fake with the puck used to loose your opponent.
Fact of the day #35: owls are the only birds that can see the color blue.
bonus fact- most tropical marine fish can survive in a tank filled with human blood.
Fact of the day #36: A kangaroo mom holds a reserve embryo inside of her after her first baby (A.K.A. a joey
) has crawled into her pouch. This is a back-up baby, if the first one dies prematurely.
Fact of the day #37: Your stomach acids can burn through iron on cars.
Fact of the day #38: Ronald Regan was a host on a show called, Death Valley Days.
Fact of the day #39: A rock band amplified at close rang is 140 decibels.
Fact of the day #40: A deep sea clam takes up to 100 years to grow to 3/10". They are one of the slowest growing and longest living animals on Earth
Fact of the day #41: It was recently reported that single game boy in 2000 had more technology than the computer power it took to put the first man on the moon.
Fact of the day #42: The Chevy Nova isn't sold in South America because "no va" means, "it won't go"
Fact of the day #43: The Ebola Virus causes excessive bleeding from every opening in your body.
Fact of the day #44: The Romans invented the bikini, and it was used for athletes.
Fact of the day #45: In the adult human body there are 46 miles of nerves
Fact of the day #46: Adults and children have no taste buds on the center of their tongue.
Fact of the day #47: Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the # 13.
Fact of the day #48: Taste buds live an average of 7-10 days.
Fact of the day #49: Babies have taste buds all over the insides of their mouths.
Fact of the day #50!:Edward Kennedy scored the only touch down for Harvard when Harvard played Yale in 1955.
Fact of the day #51:The Lincoln Highway was finished on September 13, 1913.
Fact of the day #52:Singer Aretha Franklin has an extreme fear of flying.
Fact of the day #53:Flamingos get their pink color from the algae they eat that turns pink in their digestive tracks.
Fact of the day #54:The NHL Stanley cup weighs 32 pounds.
Fact of the day #55:The original ENIAC computer was completed in 1949 and took up a city block.
Fact of the day #56:When woven into a rope the combined strength of all the human hairs on a head could support 400 people.
Fact of the day #57: The first ball point pens were sold for $12 in 1945.
Fact of the day #58: On average 1 million people per year go to the hospital because of dog bites.
Fact of the day #59: The human brain still sends out electrical signals up to 37 hours after death, so therefore you could attend your own funeral.
Fact of the day #60: The valves of a human heart are as thin as a single piece of tissue paper.
Fact of the day #61: Dogs kill more people in the United States each year than have been killed by great white sharks in the last 100 years.
Fact of the day #62: Kennedy was the name of a secretary who worked for Abraham Lincoln, while later, Lincoln was the name of a secretary who worked for John F. Kennedy.
Fact of the day #63: The Lungfish can live on land for 3 years because of a temporary stopping of their vital functions.
Fact of the day #64: Marine mammals, like dolphins and whales, sleep without drowning because only one half of their brain sleeps at a time, while the other half handles breathing and swimming.
Fact of the day #65: Someone that studies the human mind is called a noologist.
Fact of the day #66: Humans get fingerprints after 3 months in the womb.
Fact of the day #67: Athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten or ignored.
Fact of the day #68: A bird's eye takes up 50% of its head, while a human's only takes up 5%. To be equivalent with birds our eyes would have to be the size of baseballs.
Fact of the day #69: George Carlin was the first SNL host and the first musical guest was Janis Ian
Fact of the day #70: Mr. Potato Head was the first toy to be advertized an T.V. in 1952.
Fact of the day #71: Before 1937 the ref. in basketball had to throw a jump ball after every basket.
Fact of the day #72: Women that snore are at an increased risk of high blood pressure.
Fact of the day #73: Hey Bulldog was the last song Paul McCartney and John Lennon worked on in full collaboration together.
Fact of the day #74: An invention made by a Greek engineer over 2000 years ago was an early steam engine and it's now used as a rotating long sprinkler.
Fact of the day #75: Adult human hair can stretch 25% of its length.
Fact of the day #76: Einstein never learned to drive a car.
Fact of the day #77: When the American Civil War ended 1/3 of all paper money was fake.
Fact of the day #78: When Einstein escaped Germany a bounty was put on his head of 20000 marks.
Fact of the day #79: The Beetle's first #1 hit was Love Me Do.
Fact of the day #80: Captain Kirk had 430 members of his crew.
Fact of the day #81: By the end of the Civil War, 33 percent of all paper currency in circulation was counterfeit. So on July 5, 1865, the Secret Service was created as a part of the Department of the Treasury to help suppress counterfeit currency.
Fact of the day #82: False teeth are often radioactive. Approximately 1 million Americans wear some form of denture; half of these dentures are made of a porcelain compound laced with minute amounts of uranium to stimulate fluorescence. Without the uranium additive, the dentures would be a dull green color when seen under artificial light.
Fact of the day #83: On August 22, 1849, Austria launched unmanned balloons carrying bombs with time-delay fuses against Venice. It was the first use of aircraft in warfare.
Fact of the day #84: The New York Giants have 4 Super Bowl wins and have 1 Super Bowl loss.
Fact of the day #85: The first paved streets were laid out in Rome in 170 BC
Fact of the day #86: BC stands for Before Christ. Also, AD stands for the Latin term, Anno Domini, which means year of our lord.
Fact of the day #87: The Olympics' motto is "faster, higher, stronger."
Fact of the day #88: Chicago's MLB franchise has had 18 different names.
Fact of the day #89: Saudi Arabia has solar powered pay phones in the desert.
Fact of the day #90: Goldfish are called twits when they get pregnant.
Fact of the day #91: Bumblebees use 22 muscles to sting and they only die if their stinger comes out(and at the end of the summer every bee dies except for the queen).
Fact of the day #92: Valentine's day originated in ancient Rome to celebrate Juno (A.K.A. Hera in Greek),but was re-invent ed by Hallmark to celebrate love so Hallmark could make money.
Fact of the day #93: The symbol :-( has the same amount of copyright protection as any cooperate logo, and is technically owned by a company called Despaira that sells humorous, "de-motivational" posters and sayings.
Fact of the day #95: Teddy Roosevelt was formerly the commissioner of the N.Y.C. police, and created the "bicycle squad" who chased down bikers that went faster than 8 miles per hour.
Fact of the day #96: The British developed the first tanks in WWI and named them "tanks" because the word was meaningless and gave the Germans no idea what the weapon was for.
Fact of the day #97: Earl Lloyd was the first African American to ever play in the N.B.A.
Fact of the day #99: The Sex Pistols were paid to leave so many record labels that in 4 months they were paid $350,000 to leave different labels.
Fact of the day #100!!!!
:Country star, Lyle Lovett is extremely afraid of cows.
Fact of the day #101: A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
Fact of the day #102: A hemidemisemiquaver is a 64th note in music.
Fact of the day #103: Classic T.V. show, I Love Lucy started as a radio show.
Fact of the day #104: Trimethylaminuria is a medical term for someone who has "fish body odor."
Fact of the day #105: A bowling pin needs to tilt 7 1/2 degrees to fall.
Fact of the day #106: Male sea lions may have up to 100 wives.
Fact of the day #107: The five fastest birds are:
1. the peregrine falcon-175 mph
2. the spine-tailed swift-106 mph
3. the frigate bird-95 mph
4. the spur-winged goose-88 mph
5. the red-breasted merganser-80 mph
Fact of the day # 107: In hockey, the penalty box is often referred to as the "sin bin."
Fact of the day #108: The first person killed in an airplane was Thomas Selfridge.
Fact of the day #109: The dental drill was invented by John Greenwood in 1790.
Fact of the day #110: First pay telephones had attendants that you gave the money to.
Fact of the day #111: Before 1850 golf balls were leather and had feathers inside them.
Fact of the day #112: The human body has enough Phosphorous to make 2200 match heads.
Fact of the day #113: Colgate was the first toothpaste to be sold in metal tubes instead of jars.
Fact of the day #144: Francophobia is the fear of France, French people and French culture.
Fact of the day #115: Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, had six fingers on one hand and wore gloves all her life to hide it.
Fact of the day #116: Moses Malone was the first person to go straight from high school to pro basketball in 1974.
Fact of the day #117: St. Patrick was actually a person who was born in Britain around 385 A.D.
Fact of the day #118: In every episode of Seinfeld there is a superman.
Fact of the day #119: Water doesn't penetrate an ant's tiny breathing tube so it's hard to drown them, but they will suffer from CO2 until they're knocked out and will eventually die.
Fact of the day #120: Early people pierced themselves too, because the holes created were thought to release demons from the body.
Fact of the day # 121: Tchaikovsky was financially supported by a wealthy widow that he never met for 13 years.
Fact of the day #122:The districts in The Hunger Games:
District 1: Luxury Goods for the Capitol
District 2: Mining Gems (also unofficially provided Peacekeepers)
District 3: Electronics/Technology
District 4: Fishing
District 5: Never really specified, but pointed to DNA Splicing
District 6: Scientific Research
District 7: Lumber and paper products
District 8: Textiles (Peacekeeper Uniforms)
District 9: Food Processing
District 10: Livestock
District 11: Agriculture
District 12: Coal mining
District 13: (now terminated) Graphite Mining. Secretly working on nuclear power.
Fact of the day #123: Humans can only taste chemicals and impurities in water, but dogs, pigs and some other animals can taste water.
Fact of the day #124: Baseball stars Gabby Street, The Speaker, and Rodgers Hornsby were all members of the kkk.
Fact of the day #125: A blue whale is the length of 3 Greyhound buses, weighs more than 35 elephants, has a heart beat of 9 times per minute, can fit a car on it's tongue, has a tongue weight of one elephant and can produce a sound of 185 decibels.
Fact of the day #126: Of all the animals in the animal kingdom elephants fart the most.
Fact of the day #127: Only 2 actual people have been made into Pez heads: Daniel Boone and Betsy Ross.
Fact of the day #128: Ancient Egyptians bowled an lanes much like lanes today.
Fact of the day #129: Lucille Ball was on 29 covers of TV magazine.
Fact of the day #130: The Utah Jazz are the only NBA team to never be picked in the NBA draft lottery.
Fact of the day #131: Steve Allen was the first host of the Tonight Show.
Fact of the day #132: A group of monkeys is called a troop
Fact of the day #133: The first color TV series was called The Marriage.
Fact of the day #133: The bounce ball was made by Norman Stingly.
Fact of the day #134: Francis Galton discovered that fingerprints could be used for identification.