Fact of the Week Archive
Week of January 16, 2023
January was named for the Roman god Janus, known as the protector of gates and doorways who symbolize beginnings and endings. Janus is depicted with two faces, one looking into the past, the other with the ability to see into the future.
Week of January 9, 2023
Icicles on cliffs or bridges can grow more than 100 feet long.
Week of December 12, 2022
Babe Ruth's salary in 1932: $80,000.
Aaron Judge's salary in 2023: $40,000,000.
See you in 2023 - HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!
Week of December 5, 2022
It cost $3 million to build the Titanic. It cost $100 million to make the movie.
Week of November 28, 2022
The first company to earn $1 billion in one year was General Motors, in 1955.
Week of November 21, 2022
Big Bird's costume on Sesame Street is made of turkey feathers that have been dyed yellow. The American Plume & Fancy Feather company is responsible for making Big Bird's suit which includes 4,000 turkey feathers.
Week of November 14, 2022
People throw away enough ribbon each year to tie a bow around the entire earth.
Week of November 7, 2022
Scooby-Doo was originally named "Too Much" and his full name is Scoobert Doo.
Week of October 31, 2022
Jack-o'-lanterns were first carved using turnips, beets or potatoes.
Week of October 24, 2022
There are more insects in 10 square feet of a rain forest than there are people in Manhattan.
Week of October 17, 2022
If you weigh yourself and then multiply that by 0.0028, that's how much salt you have in your body.
Week of October 10, 2022
A black hole can weigh as much as 17 billion suns.
Week of October 3, 2022
Afghanistan and Azerbaijan are the only countries that start with an A, but don't end with an A.
Week of September 26, 2022
All the ants in the world weigh about the same as all the people.
Week of September 19, 2022
Blennophobia is the fear of...slime.
Week of September 12, 2022
(Welcome back! We hope you had an adventurous summer!!!)
Chalk is made from the skeletons of ancient sea creatures.