Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:45:21 -0600en-us43 Stirring Facts about Springhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/spring-facts.html<ol> <li>The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox. The term <em>vernal</em> is Latin for spring and <em>equinox </em>is Latin for equal night.<sup>m</sup></li> <li>According to a Facebook study, couples are most likely to break up in the spring and two weeks before <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/christmas-facts.html">Christmas</a...Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:23:42 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/spring-facts.html70 Interesting Facts about New Zealandhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/new-zealand-facts.html<ol> <li>When it was determined by Dutch explorers that New Zealand was not attached to the South American continent, they changed its name from <em>Staten Landt</em> (South America) to <em>Nova</em> <em>Zeelandia </em>(New Zealand), after the Dutch province of Zeeland.<sup>k</sup></li> <li>The Mori name for New Zealand is <em>Aotearoa</em>, which me...Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:08:48 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/new-zealand-facts.html43 Interesting Facts about Olympic Financeshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/olympic-finances-facts.html<ol> <li>In 1936, the German government paid about US$25 million, raised through <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/tax-facts.html">taxes</a>, to stage the Olympics in Berlin. In 1972, when the Olympics were held in Munich, it cost almost 70 times that amount.<sup>j</sup></li> <li>Mismanagement of the 1976 Montreal Games left the city with a US$...Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:51:08 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/olympic-finances-facts.html43 Interesting Facts about Heroinhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/heroin-facts.html<ol> <li>When Dorothy collapses in the field of poppies in the <em>Wizard of Oz</em>, she has fallen under the influence of an opium. Treatment with a few chemicals can isolate morphine, the active ingredient in opium. Morphine can further be refined into diacetylmorphine, which is commonly known as heroin.<sup>b</sup></li> <li>The word heroine is de...Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:04:12 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/heroin-facts.html83 Amazing Facts about Spidershttp://facts.randomhistory.com/spider-facts.html<ol> <li>There are approximately 38,000 known species of spiders. Scientists believe there are probably as many more to be discovered.<sup>b</sup></li> <li>Spiders are found on every continent except Antarctica.<sup>g</sup></li> <li>An estimated 1 million spiders live in one acre of land. The number might be closer to 3 millio...Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:41:03 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/spider-facts.html70 Interesting Facts about Mozarthttp://facts.randomhistory.com/mozart-facts.html<ol> <li>In 2002, on the one-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, choirs around the world sang Mozarts <em>Requiem Mass in D minor</em> for 24 hours in a global effort to honor those who died.<sup>k</sup></li> <li>By the age of 3, Mozart had learned to play a clavier, which was an old-fashioned stringed instrument that had a keyboard. By the age o...Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:52:24 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/mozart-facts.html50 Interesting Facts about Housewiveshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/housewife-facts.html<ol> <li>According to Salary.com, the average nonworking housewife in the U.S. in 2014 spent 94 hours a week working at jobs in the home that would earn a salary of $113,568.<sup>n</sup></li> <li>Women in Turkey and the Middle East are expected to solely fulfill the traditional roles of mother, wife, and housewife. But researchers note that empowering women ...Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:49:16 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/housewife-facts.html68 Interesting Facts about Denmarkhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/denmark-facts.html<ol> <li>Denmark most likely means Land of the Danes. The first mention of the name of the kingdom Denmark comes from about A.D. 900 in King Alfred the Great of Englands translation of Orosius <em>Geography</em>.<sup>l</sup></li> <li>In Denmark, it rains or snows every second day. On average, Denmark has 171 days with precipitation of more than 0.004...Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:03:35 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/denmark-facts.html50 Fun Facts about Chinese New Yearhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/chinese-new-year-facts.html<ol> <li>The start of Chinese New Year depends on the phases of the <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/moon-facts.html">moon</a>, or on a lunar or lunisolar calendar rather than on the Gregorian calendar. While the date changes yearly, it usually begins between January 21 and February 10.<sup>d</sup></li> <li>The Chinese New Year lands on the fi...Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:32:47 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/chinese-new-year-facts.html40 Interesting Facts about Tanninghttp://facts.randomhistory.com/tanning-facts.html<ol> <li>Tanning can cause skin <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/cancer-facts.html">cancer</a>, such as melanoma (the deadliest type of skin cancer), basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. It can also cause cataracts and eye cancers (ocular melanoma).<sup>f</sup></li> <li>Radiation from just 10 indoor tanning sessions in two weeks ...Thu, 08 Jan 2015 16:22:09 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/tanning-facts.html