Fun Fact of the Day: Southern sea otters have flaps of skin under their forelegs that act as pockets. When diving, they use these pouches to store rocks and food.
On this Day in History in 1586: Sir Walter Raleigh brings first tobacco to England from Virginia.
Fun Fact of the Day: The top six foods that make your fart are beans, corn, bell peppers, cauliflower, cabbage and milk.
On this Day in History in 1878: In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself “Black Bart” makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.
Fun Fact of the Day: The heat stored by roofs, pavement, and concrete structures can raise the night temperature in cities by as much as 22 degrees.
On this Day in History in 1814: English engineer George Stephenson introduces the 1st steam locomotive.