This illustrated daily trivia almanac explored a bizarre moment through the ages for each day of the year, such as
- The odiferous debut of Smell-o-Vision (January 12, 1960)
- The execution of Oliver Cromwell, more than two years after his death (January 30, 1661)
- The day the first pig actually flew (November 4, 1909)
- That time the Untied States ran out of toilet paper (December 19, 1973)
Drawing on a range of subjects including politics, sports, the arts, pop culture, and more, each What the... fact offers daily or dip-in-and-out diversion, and an opportunity to learn something new and strange every day.