Fun Fact of the Day for May 24, 2024: Discover surprising trivia!

Do you have a love of funny and unnecessary facts which you enjoy sharing with others? TAG24's Fun Fact of the Day has one gloriously useless piece of information for every day of the year!

The universe is full of pointless but endlessly amusing tidbits about life, nature, and everything in between. What's the deal with cats' aloofness, why do bees die when they sting you, and do gas giants really smell as bad as they sound? Read on to find out!

TAG24's Fun Fact of the Day (5/24/2024)

The Earth's circumference was actually calculated far earlier than you might have expected. Eratosthenes was born in 276 BC in Cyrene, present day Libya. He was an extraordinary historian, studying events of the Trojan War that occurred about 1,000 years before his birth. His most famous achievement was his accurate calculation of the Earth's circumference, which he managed to do using complex mathematics and without leaving Egypt.

Fun Fact of the Day for Friday, May 24, 2024.
Fun Fact of the Day for Friday, May 24, 2024.  © Unsplash/NASA

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