Amazing Facts

Amazing Facts


Did you know that...
- The ZIP in zip code stands for: Zone Improvement Plan
- The diesel engine was named after German engineer Rudolf Diesel who invented it in the 1890s
- A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue
- More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world
- All polar bears are left-handed
- The typical person goes to the bathroom 6 times a day

With "Amazing Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting facts and trivia about science, politics, history, famous people, weather, etc.

Features:
* Thousands of amazing facts
* Receive daily interesting facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

Recent changes:
- Reviewed and removed some obvious and erroneous facts based on user feedback :)
- Bug fixes
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User ratings
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Installs
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File size
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About Amazing Facts
Did you know that...
- The ZIP in zip code stands for: Zone Improvement Plan
- The diesel engine was named after German engineer Rudolf Diesel who invented it in the 1890s
- A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21-inch tongue
- More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world
- All polar bears are left-handed
- The typical person goes to the bathroom 6 times a day

With "Amazing Facts" learn every day new fascinating, strange, funny and interesting facts and trivia about science, politics, history, famous people, weather, etc.

Features:
* Thousands of amazing facts
* Receive daily interesting facts in the notification bar
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all facts anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Search any term and find all facts about it
* Bookmark your favorite facts for quick future reference
* Read random facts
* Share your favorite facts by Email, Twitter, etc.
* Listen to the facts using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a fact from the list?
A: Just press for 2 or 3 seconds over the fact, a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)

About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

Recent changes:
- Reviewed and removed some obvious and erroneous facts based on user feedback :)
- Bug fixes

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A Google User
Aug 25, 2014
I love it! It shows a new fact on your notifications and are always good facts to know! Also its nice you can like it so you have a list of the facts u liked
A Google User
Aug 19, 2014
Sketch. It's an interesting app but some of these "facts" are untrue. I'm not impressed.
A Google User
Aug 18, 2014
Informative!! Only things that I bother about: When I click the favorite fact, I should be able to scroll the previous and next facts. If I have no favorite, the screen should not be blank, and should open from a random fact.
A Google User
Aug 15, 2014
I didn't even need to downloaded this app to know it was worthless. That's harsh, but leading people to believe total bs is truth is reprehensible. If you'd like to see an example, lookto the second preview photo: 1) First of all, it just doesn't make sense. 2) Although largely ineffective, labor movements for the eight-hour workday were already taking place in the late 1880s, at least in the United States. 3) The Ford Motor Company implemented the eight-hour day movement on January 5, 1914.
A Google User
Jun 30, 2014
Informative!! Only things that I bother about: When I click the favorite fact, I should be able to scroll the previous and next facts. If I have no favorite, the screen should not be blank, and should open from a random fact.