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60 Interesting Facts of the Day

  1. Clinically proven autologous stem cell based treatments for tendon injury, ligament injury, and osteoarthritis in dogs have been available to veterinarians in the United States since 2005. Also, autologous stem cell-based treatments for ligament injury, tendon injury, osteoarthritis, osteochondrosis, and sub-chondral bone cysts have been commercially available to practicing veterinarians to treat horses since 2003 in the United States. – Source
  2.  The Tijuana International Airport in Mexico lies along the US border and even includes a terminal on the US side, making it the only airport to have terminals in two countries. – Source
  3. A man named Chen Si spends every weekend of his life at the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge (world’s #1 suicide site) and saves people from jumping. He has saved 144 people from killing themselves so far. – Source
  4. The Coat of arms of Madrid shows a strawberry tree. – Source
  5. In 2004, two teenage girls were sued for $900 by their neighbor for giving her an anxiety attack after the girl knocked on her door to give her some homemade cookies. The neighbor won the case. – Source
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  6.  Due to human pollution, there are now collectively 90,000 square miles of ocean that are deemed “Dead Zones” and can’t harbor marine life. – Source
  7. A teenager named Guillaume Dumas snuck into Ivy League schools over 4 years, gaining free education from Yale, Brown, Stanford and many others. – Source
  8. In the 1890s, a Scotch Whisky company trained 500 grey parrots to repeat marketing slogans and distributed them for free to pubs and licensed grocers. – Source
  9. Billionaire Howard Hughes bought a casino for the sole purpose of moving its trademark neon silver slipper. Visible from Hughes’ bedroom, it had apparently kept him awake at night. – Source
  10. Humans and dogs are the only species known to seek visual cues from another individual’s eyes, and dogs only do this when interacting with humans. – Source
  11. In 1254 C.E. Genghis Khan organized a formal religious debate between teams of Christians, Muslims, and Buddhists. The debate went on for multiple rounds on a variety of theological topics until the participants became so drunk that it concluded without any clear winner. – Source
  12.  Gordon Alles who researched insulin died of diabetes because he was unaware he had the disease. – Source
  13. Avocados contain more fat than any other fruit or vegetable on earth. Also, their trees secretes an enzyme that prevent the fruit from ever ripening on the tree, allowing farmers to use the trees as storage house for up to seven months after they reach full maturity. This is the reason avocados are always in season. – Source
  14. Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius (86 CE – 161 CE) had the most peaceful reign of any ruler in antiquity. There is no record of any major events or conflicts during his 23-year reign. He was a skilled administrator and was praised by his contemporaries for his effective style of governance. – Source
  15. Habitual singing causes the lungs to release leptin, a protein manufactured by the body’s fat cells that is involved in the regulation of appetite. This may partially explain why opera stars tend to lean toward the heavy end of the scale. – Source
  16. Until 1966 the Catholic Church had a list of forbidden books which aimed to protect the faith of followers by preventing the reading of “immoral” books of authors such as Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Immanuel Kant, Descartes, Galilei and Pascal. Darwin’s works were never included in the list. – Source
  17. People who survived suicide attempts by jumping off the Golden Gate bridge often regret their decision in midair, if not before. Said one survivor: “I instantly realized that everything in my life that I’d thought was unfixable was totally fixable except for having just jumped.” – Source
  18. After the Treaty of Versailles, Marshal Ferdinand Foch said “This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years.” Twenty years and 65 days later, World War 2 broke out. – Source
  19. November 28, 2012 was the most peaceful day New York City ever had. It was without a single reported murder, shooting, stabbing or other incident of violent crime. – Source
  20.  Christopher Columbus claimed for himself the lifetime pension promised by Ferdinand and Isabella to the first person to sight land (The Americas), even though he wasn’t. – Source
  21. When notorious murderer Carl Panzram was sentenced to death, he refused to appeal and threatened to kill any activists who attempted to intervene on his behalf. – Source
  22.  In 1993 Pepsi ran a contest in the Philippines in which it promised 1 million pesos, roughly $40,000, to the person who found the number 349 inside his bottle cap. Pepsi went on to mistakenly print 800,000 winning caps, leading to outrage and death threats to Pepsi executives. – Source
  23.  Nelson Mandela was a master of disguise dubbed as ‘Black Pimpernel’ for his ability to evade arrest. When he was finally arrested due to a tip-off from a CIA agent, he was dressed as a chauffeur. – Source
  24. Admiral Karl Donitz was convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg for ordering German submarines to target merchant shipping but served no additional prison time for this charge because the Allies were also engaged in unrestricted submarine warfare. – Source
  25. McDonald’s Canada published the Big Mac sauce recipe and other secrets on their Youtube channel and even teaches you how to replicate their flagship burger. – Source
  26. Michael Jordan has the record for the lowest score in 3pt shootout history at 5, back in 1990. – Source
  27. A&P ceased supermarket operations in 2015 after 156 years in business. It was the largest food/grocery retailer in the United States until 1965, considered an American icon, considered to be the “Walmart before Walmart.” – Source
  28. In over 2000+ nuclear test detonations, only one has an unknown nationality. It was a detonation of a 3 kiloton bomb on 9/22/1979 in the Indian Ocean called the Vela Incident. No nation has ever taken credit for it. – Source
  29. Actor Andre Royo’s performance as “Bubbles” on The Wire was so convincing that a Baltimore resident gave the in-character Royo a small package of heroine. He calls this moment his ‘street Oscar.’ – Source
  30. In Sweden, the body heat of commuters passing through Stockholm’s Central Station is harvested to provide heat for an office building across the road from it. – Source



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