Today's Fact

July 24th

From 1986 to 2007, all cosmonauts were equipped with a triple-barreled pistol, in case they encountered bears upon landing.


Previous Facts of the Day

07/23/2021

Deer in headlights don't freeze purely out of fear - their eyes are so light-sensitive they are easily temporarily blinded.


07/22/2021

Scientists are training drones to recognize and seek out human screams.


07/21/2021

According to new research, less than 1% of Internet communities start 74% of conflicts.


07/20/2021

In the 1860s Félix Nadar photographed the Paris Catacombs, asking workmen to pose with piles of bones for a sense of scale. They struggled to keep still, so he used mannequins instead.