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Did you know is a section taking interesting facts from articles that meet DYK requirements. To list a new fact, make a suggestion on the talk page.

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From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

A picture of Venus taken by Mariner 10

  • ... that Venus (pictured) is the hottest planet in the Solar System despite being second from the Sun at an average of 480 °C (896.0 °F)?
  • ... that Guillermo Lasso is the first Ecuadorian president to use muerte cruzada which dissolved the National Assembly to avoid his impeachment?
  • ... that more people died due to World War II than any other war in history at around 73 million?
  • ... that while Orrin Hatch was the U.S. Senator from Utah, he earned USD $10,000 for writing songs for the LDS Church?
  • ... that desert kites were probably used for hunting?
  • ... that in August 2004, a Dave Matthews Band tour bus dropped 800 pounds of human waste into the Chicago River and onto people on a boat below?
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