Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsSat, 31 Jan 2015 02:29:26 -0600en-us70 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 spends 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.html71 Interesting Facts about Peruhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/peru-facts.html<ol> <li>Perus name may come from the Spanish misapplication of the Quechua word <em>pelu</em>, meaning a river.<sup>s</sup></li> <li>Spaniards may have brought potato starts from Peru to Europe as early as 1562. Ancient Peruvians domesticated the potato as far back as 8,000 years ago. Today, it is the worlds fourth-largest food crop. There are over ...Mon, 22 Dec 2014 17:02:40 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/peru-facts.html40 Sensational Facts about Foreplayhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/foreplay-facts.html<ol> <li>Any act that creates and enhances sexual desire in a sexual partnerincluding <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/01/22_kissing.html">kissing</a>, touching, embracing, talking, and teasingmay constitute foreplay. Its definition is flexible and depends on individual sexual preferences and beliefs.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>A recent Austral...Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:16:33 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/foreplay-facts.html70 Interesting Facts about Norwayhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/norway-facts.html<ol> <li>Norways formal name is <em>Kongeriket Norge</em> (Kingdom of Norway).<sup>m</sup></li> <li>Norway was originally called <em>Nordweg</em>, meaning the Northern Way.<sup>f</sup></li> <li>Norways national symbol is the lion.<sup>m</sup></li> <li>Norway has a total area of 125,021 square miles (323...Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:26:06 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/norway-facts.html45 Interesting Facts about Nappinghttp://facts.randomhistory.com/napping-facts.html<ol> <li>Most Europeans, except the Germans, usually snooze or relax in the middle of the day. <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/05/04_china.html">China</a>, <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/07/21_india.html">India</a>, and parts of the Middle East are also big napping territories.<sup>k</sup></li> <li>Napping offers several be...Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:56:51 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/napping-facts.html45 Enlightening Facts about Teachershttp://facts.randomhistory.com/teacher-facts.html<ol> <li>A University of Pennsylvania study found that 33% of teachers leave within the first three years of beginning their careers and 46% leave within the first five. The numbers have been increasing since the late 1980s.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>A teachers contract day does not include time spent at home planning lessons or grading student work. Work...Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:03:18 -0600http://facts.randomhistory.com/teacher-facts.html