Fact List

Interesting Facts of the Day

Here are interesting facts of the day.

1-5 Facts of the day

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  • The escape velocity of Deimos, one of Mars’s moons, is 20km/h – meaning you could easily throw something, or even ride a bike off a ramp, out of its gravity. – Source
  • The British Secret Service (James Bond’s employer) really can issue a “license to kill”. It’s called a Class Seven authorization and must be approved by the MI6 agent’s superiors all the way up to the Foreign Minister. – Source
  • A man bought a $400 shipping container and found a $2,000,000 Canadian warship engine inside. – Source
  • Steven Seagal once participated in a raid trying to uncover an illegal cockfighting ring because “Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves”. The raid ended up killing more than 100 hens and roosters and the family dog. – Source
  • Paraguay is the only country in the Americas where more people speak a native language than a colonial one (90% Guarani vs 87% Spanish). – Source

6-10 Facts of the day

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  • Theoretical physicist Max Planck was told not to get into the field by his physics professor because “in this field, almost everything is already discovered.” He did so anyway and originated Quantum Theory which revolutionized the field. – Source
  • A paediatrician was forced to flee her home by vigilantes who confused her job title with “paedophile”. – Source
  • A woman helped the police for years to track down a serial killer. She was working on a book detailing his grisly murders. But while writing it, the killer was suddenly caught. By pure coincidence, it was a close friend who she could never have suspected. His name was Ted Bundy. – Source
  • Crisps (potato chips) are labeled “ready salted” because old-fashioned crisps came with a little bag of salt, which the consumer could choose whether or not to use. – Source
  • All new FBI agents are required to visit the Holocaust Memorial Museum. – Source


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