Fun Fact of the Day: Time on Earth is actually slowing down. Due to tidal friction from the sun and moon, the solar day is lengthening by 1.7 milliseconds each century as the Earth’s rotation slows down.
Fun Fact of the Day: Only one phoenix was said to have lived at a time. This gold and red bird, always a male, lived in Arabia. Each phoenix lived for exactly 500 years, and when it was about to die, it gathered twigs and spices and built a nest. Then the phoenix sat on the nest and waited patiently for a ray of sun to set the nest on fire.
Fun Fact of the Day: While it seems counterintuitive, Earth is actually closest to the sun in December, even though winter solstice is the shortest day of the year.
Fun Fact of the Day: When the Sun is at solar maximum, the period in its 11-year cycle when its activity is at its highest, the Sun can unleash over 100 solar flares every week.