Random Factshttp://facts.randomhistory.comRecent 10 fact listsMon, 28 Jul 2014 07:20:16 -0500en-us66 Interesting Facts about Catholicismhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/catholicism-facts.html<ol> <li>Catholicism has been a moving force in the development of Western culture. It continues to be influential in religious issues, social institutions, art, education, medicine, science, music, philosophy, literature, and politics.<sup>g</sup></li> <li>The Catholic Churchs Vatican has diplomatic relations with almost every coun...Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:16 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/catholicism-facts.html69 Glamorous Facts about Makeup and Cosmeticshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/makeup-and-cosmetics-facts.html<ol> <li>Roman philosopher Plautus once quipped, A woman without paint is like food without salt.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>Cosmetics are symbolic of a civilizations practical concerns, such as class hierarchies and conventions of beauty.<sup>j</sup></li> <li>In ancient <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/i...Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:08:12 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/makeup-and-cosmetics-facts.html79 Little-Known Facts about Pornographyhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/pornography-facts.html<ol> <li>According to PornHub (one of the Webs largest porn sites), Americans porn-watching sessions are, on average, the longest in the world. Americans spend an average of 10 minutes and 39 seconds on the website every time they visited. The U.K was second, with Germany taking third.<sup>n</sup></li> <li>According to PornHub, in 2013 the ...Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:18:12 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/pornography-facts.html72 Interesting Facts about Polandhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/poland-facts.html<ol> <li>Polands formal name is <em>Rzeczpospolita Polska</em> (Republic of Poland).<sup>o</sup></li> <li>Poland has 120,562 square miles (312,255 km2) of area, which makes the country slightly smaller than New Mexico.<sup>o</sup></li> <li>Polands highest point is Mt. Rysy at 8,199 feet (2,499 m); it...Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:48:08 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/poland-facts.html47 Radioactive Facts about X-Rayshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/x-ray-facts.html<ol> <li>X-rays were discovered by accident when German scientist Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (27 March 184510 February 1923) was experimenting with vacuum tubes in 1895.<sup>e</sup></li> <li>Wilhelm Roentgen, the scientist who discovered X-rays, was awarded the very first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. He refused to take patents out relat...Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:31:59 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/x-ray-facts.html91 Interesting Facts about Birth Controlhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/birth-control-facts.html<ol> <li>The typical U.S. woman wants two children. To achieve this goal, she must use birth control for about three decades.<sup>c</sup></li> <li>There are 62 million U.S. <a href="http://facts.randomhistory.com/2009/04/30_women.html">women</a> in their childbearing years (15-44).<sup>c</sup></li> <li>In the de...Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:27:49 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/birth-control-facts.html79 Fascinating Facts about Francehttp://facts.randomhistory.com/france-facts.html<ol> <li>Frances formal name is <em>La Rpublique Franaise</em> (French Republic).<sup>j</sup></li> <li>The name France comes from the Latin <em>Francia</em>, which means land or kingdom of the Franks.<sup>h</sup></li> <li>France is the largest country by size in Europe at 248,573 m2 (643,801 km2), and that...Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:27:59 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/france-facts.html84 Amazing Facts about Orgasmshttp://facts.randomhistory.com/orgasm-facts.html<ol> <li>The word orgasm is from the Greek word <em>orgasmos</em>, which is defined as to swell with moisture, be excited or eager.<sup>d</sup></li> <li>An orgasm is the buildup of pleasurable body sensations and excitement to a peak intensity that then release tensions and creates a feeling of satisfaction and relaxation.<sup>c</sup></li> ...Thu, 29 May 2014 16:08:39 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/orgasm-facts.html62 Interesting Facts about Birth Orderhttp://facts.randomhistory.com/birth-order-facts.html<ol> <li>The first theorist to suggest that birth order can affect human psychology was Alfred Adler (1870-1937). In short, he argued that firstborns are dethroned by a second child, which permanently affects the firstborns personality. Additionally, younger and older children may be spoiled and pampered, which also permanently affects their later personalities.<sup>...Mon, 19 May 2014 16:43:18 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/birth-order-facts.html55 Interesting Facts about the Number 12http://facts.randomhistory.com/the-number-12.html<ol> <li>The word twelve is from the old English <em>twelf,</em> literally two left (over 10).<sup>i</sup></li> <li>As early as 1500 B.C., the ancient Egyptians developed a sundial that was calibrated to divide the interval between sunrise and sunset into 12 parts. This system reflects their use of a duodecimal system. They used this system...Mon, 12 May 2014 17:51:22 -0500http://facts.randomhistory.com/the-number-12.html