Fact Retriever

Fact Retriever

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Knowledge connoisseurs changing the world with one interesting fact at a time ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ

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Joined on July 10, 2009
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64% of consumers have made a purchase decision based on social content.

Laughter is contagious. Just watching people laugh activates the brain to prepare facial muscles to join in.

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The word "dragon" comes from the ancient Greek word "draconata," meaning "to watch" or "to see." 

The root may refer to a dragon's reputation for guarding treasure, either real or metaphorical. https://t.co/MkknonBr92

The word "dragon" comes from the ancient Greek word "draconata," meaning "to watch" or "to see." The root may refer to a dragon's reputation for guarding treasure, either real or metaphorical. https://t.co/MkknonBr92

Happy #August1st โ˜€๏ธ

The month of August was named for Julius Caesarโ€™s adopted nephew Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius, who held the title โ€œAugustus.โ€

 He named the month after himself.

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Happy #August1st โ˜€๏ธ The month of August was named for Julius Caesarโ€™s adopted nephew Gaius Julius Caesar Octavius, who held the title โ€œAugustus.โ€ He named the month after himself. https://t.co/Ey6n6fS33o https://t.co/2x9OunRTvS

A 17th century Massachusetts law stated that if a woman lured a man into marriage by wearing high heels, she would suffer the same "severe punishment" as a witch.

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A baby unicorn is called a sparkle.

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The stripes on the forehead of a tiger can look like the Chinese character that means "king." ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ…
#InternationalTigerDay 

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The stripes on the forehead of a tiger can look like the Chinese character that means "king." ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ… #InternationalTigerDay https://t.co/9CuodDooBE https://t.co/00X5gju5AR

Did you know that the praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head? See if you know these other surprising facts!: https://t.co/yue0HeCfNE

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Afghan poppy farmers have switched to solar power to run their irrigation systems. This has significantly increased the world's supply of heroin.

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The German word "Kummerspeck" literally translates to "grief bacon" or "sorrow fat." It refers to weight gain due to emotional eating.

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Beaver eyelids are transparent so that they can see through them as they swim underwater.

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The veins in a dragonfly's wings not only provide structural support, but they also prevent cracks and tears from spreading throughout the wings. 

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The veins in a dragonfly's wings not only provide structural support, but they also prevent cracks and tears from spreading throughout the wings. https://t.co/xsrJM1WpjS https://t.co/RtO4N9Hjh2

Quoted @StyleWriterNYC

Among Hollywoodโ€™s golden-era stars who were still with us, Olivia de Havilland shined above all. Beyond the glamour of her work there also was grit: In 1943 she fought Warner Bros. and won, preventing studios from tying actors to endless contracts; the law is named for her. https://t.co/Nnfx9JthUO

Among Hollywoodโ€™s golden-era stars who were still with us, Olivia de Havilland shined above all. Beyond the glamour of her work there also was grit: In 1943 she fought Warner Bros. and won, preventing studios from tying actors to endless contracts; the law is named for her. https://t.co/Nnfx9JthUO

2020 finally broke our heart ๐Ÿ’” RIP Olivia de Havilland ๐Ÿ’ซ https://t.co/EzSGXgTMWo

Due to social distancing, deodorant sales have declined, and ice cream sales have soared.

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Comets in ancient Greece were called โ€œhairy stars.โ€

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Quoted @AnimalsWorId

Alaskan Malamute puppies ๐Ÿ˜ https://t.co/Sk2QVQb0oW

Alaskan Malamute puppies ๐Ÿ˜ https://t.co/Sk2QVQb0oW

We made it to Friday! ๐Ÿถ https://t.co/gAWgJlH4O0

Another term for a niece or nephew is the gender-neutral, "nibling."

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The difference between jelly and jam is that jelly is made with fruit juice, and jam is made with mashed fruit.

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A baby dolphin must learn to hold its breath while nursing.

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The Goliath spider's fangs are as long as a paper clip. 

While venomous, a Goliath spider bite won't kill a human. A bite will be painful; however, feeling like something between a wasp sting and having a nail hammered into your hand. https://t.co/lpHkL4ilV9

The Goliath spider's fangs are as long as a paper clip. While venomous, a Goliath spider bite won't kill a human. A bite will be painful; however, feeling like something between a wasp sting and having a nail hammered into your hand. https://t.co/lpHkL4ilV9

A group of unicorns is called a blessing.

Unicorns were traditionally symbols of magic and innocence, and seeing a group of them would supposedly bring boundless good luck. https://t.co/jt5jFoz8BT

A group of unicorns is called a blessing. Unicorns were traditionally symbols of magic and innocence, and seeing a group of them would supposedly bring boundless good luck. https://t.co/jt5jFoz8BT

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