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00:14, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that plans of creating the Washington Monument (pictured) began before George Washington became President of the United States?
  • ... that Charles Manson told the authorities that prison had become his home and asked to stay?
  • ... Frank Lloyd Wright wanted the Fallingwater's design to be a close connection between the indoors and nature, and for the house itself to be natural?
  • ... that Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook has performed under the name Mark Twain longer than Samuel Langhorne Clemens did?
  • ... that the first recorded use of the word China dates back to 1555?

    23:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that Elizabeth II (pictured) is the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom?
  • ... that former United States senator and Law & Order actor Fred Thompson discovered the Watergate tapes that led to Richard Nixon's resignation?
  • ... that the word Oxbridge is used to describe the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in England?
  • ...that Antonio Vivaldi was known as "The Red Priest" because of the color of his hair?
  • ... that United States senator Rand Paul once talked on the senate floor for twelve hours and fifty-two minutes?

    18:00, 10 March 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that during the 1940s, Ronald Reagan (pictured) worked for the FBI by giving names of actors who he believed were communists?
  • ... that the University of Georgia was the first state university in the United States?
  • ... that United States senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders recorded an album while he was mayor of Burlington?
  • ... that the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is 50 square miles long?
  • ... that Salvador Jorge Blanco was the first President of the Dominican Republic to be charged with corruption?

    16:28, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (pictured) was the first member of the royal family to be interviewed on television?
  • ... that the 1932 horror movie, White Zombie is the first movie to have zombies in it?
  • ... that Herbert Hoover spoke Mandarin Chinese to his wife in the White House, so that the White House staff wouldn't understand them?
  • ... that the Portuguese government gave physical punishments to those caught dancing capoeira?
  • ... that a painting of bushranger Ned Kelly was sold for AU$5.4 million, the highest price ever paid for an Australian painting?

    16:36, 1 June 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that the monotreme (pictured) are the only surviving animals in the Prototheria family?
  • ... that Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years?
  • ... that the population over the age of 65 in Vietnam are mainly female with the ratio of 1,921,652 of men and 3,092,589 of women?
  • ... that Pat Hingle was offered the lead role in Elmer Gantry, but dropped out because he fell off an elevator leaving him with a fractured skull and lost a finger?
  • ... that chinchillas are sexually mature by the time they are eight weeks old?

    02:34, 2 July 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that Árpád Göncz (pictured) was the first democratically elected president of Hungary?
  • ... that Corfe Castle is the oldest surviving structure from the 11th century?
  • ... that early in his career, Harrison Ford's stage name was Harrison J. Ford (though he had no middle name) to stop the confusion with silent movie actor Harrison Ford?
  • ... that lethal injection, a form of execution, was first thought of in 1888 and was put into use in 1977?
  • ... that David Walker was CNN's first news anchor serving from 1980 through 1989?

    00:06, 1 August 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that Wrigley Field (pictured) has been the official stadium of the Chicago Cubs since 1916?
  • ... that when elected in 1992, Kim Young-sam became the first civilian to be elected President of South Korea in over 30 years?
  • ... that Guyana has the highest suicide rate than any other country in the world?
  • ... that after his death, E. L. Doctorow was described as "one of America's greatest novelists" by President Barack Obama?
  • ... that This Land Is Your Land was written by Woody Guthrie after being tired of hearing Kate Smith singing on the radio?

    01:03, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that during the "Age of McCarthyism", Charles Bronson (pictured) changed his stage name, from Charles Buchinsky, to avoid being called a communist?
  • ... that sea devils are among the most widespread kind of anglerfish, found in all oceans from the tropics to the Antarctic?
  • ... that Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn received such bad grades at grammar school that his teacher told him that he was never going to make anything of himself?
  • ... that "Hallelujah" was written by Leonard Cohen while he banged his head in his underwear at his hotel room in New York City?
  • ... that Robert Todd Lincoln was present during the assassinations of three United States Presidents (Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley)?

    15:40, 2 October 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that the Shanghai Tower (pictured) is home to the world's fastest elevator traveling at 20.5 meters per second (74 kilometre per hour)?
  • ... that Chuck Berry served 18 months in jail for prostitution-related charges after helping a 14-year old Apache waitress cross the border?
  • ... that during the Middle Passage, over 15% of African people (about 2 million) died while being sent to the Americas on slave ships?
  • ... that at 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) tall, Luther Strange of Alabama is the tallest United States senator in American history?
  • ... that the Westminster attack in 2017 is the largest terrorist attack in London since the 7 July 2005 bombings?

    16:47, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

  • ... that upon his inauguration at 70 years old, Donald Trump (pictured) is the oldest person to have served as President of the United States?
  • ... that the Willis Tower has about 40,000 fire sprinklers that cost over $4 million?
  • ... that German doctor Ingeborg Rapoport, at age 102, is the oldest person to have received a doctorate degree?
  • ... that Chicago is the largest city in the United States to have had a female mayor since 2012?
  • ... that until his death in 2017, Mbah Gotho claimed to have been the oldest living person ever recorded with the claimed age of 146?

    03:58, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

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  • ... that the extinct leedsichthys (pictured) is the largest fish known, with an estimated length of up to 16 meters?
  • ... that Ellen DeGeneres holds the record for the most re-tweeted image ever, breaking the last record held by Barack Obama?
  • ... that the first well-known book on carnivorous plants was published by Charles Darwin in 1875?
  • ... that in May 2017, President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno became the world's only head of state in a wheelchair?
  • ... that the Chicago "L" is the nickname for Chicago's rapid transit system?