Fact Etymology and usage The word fact derives from the Latin factum, and was first used in English with the same meaning: "a thing done or performed", a use that is now obsolete. The common usage of "something that has really occurred or is the case" dates from the middle of the sixteenth century. Fact is sometimes used synonymously with truth, as distinct from opinions, falsehoods, or matters of taste.
funny but relatively useless information A rat can last longer without water than a camel.Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks or it will digest itself.The dot over the letter "i" is called a tittle.A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top.A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.A duck's quack doesn't echo. No one knows why. (except in Salford, Manchester. The University of Salford conducted an experiment proving this much quoted internet fact to be a fallacy.
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