There were 45 states in the United States at the turn of the last century. Oklahoma became the 46th state in 1907, New Mexico and Arizona in 1912, and Alaska and Hawaii in 1959.
More Daily Trivia
Drinking lowers rather than raises the body temperature. There is an illusion of heat because alcohol causes the capillaries to dilate and fill with blood. In very cold weather, drinking alcoholic beverages can lead to ...Read More
Fireflies like to light up together. Two fireflies found near each other will eventually start lighting up at the same time.
More than half of school-age children in the U.S. have no cavities in their permanent teeth, compared with only 26 percent who were cavity-free in the early '70s, the American Dental Association has reported.
Lassie is the favorite movie dog of animal experts, beating out Benji and Beethoven, according to a survey of Humane Society directors conducted by stuffed animal manufacturer Dakin, Inc.
Only about 20 percent of diamonds are made into jewels. Because they are so hard, most diamonds are used to make tools such as dental drills and metal cutters.
From the smallest microprocessor to the biggest mainframe, the average American depends on more than 264 computers per day.