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Queue 1

From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

Narges Mohammadi during an interview

  • ... that Narges Mohammadi (pictured), who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2023, was excluded from a mountain climbing group at university because of her political activities?
  • ... that when Spanish conquistadores came to South America in the 1500s they took potatoes back to Europe?
  • ... that in 2022, Tuvalu announced that they would become the first country to make a replica of themself in the metaverse?
  • ... that Tom Petty said it took him three and a half minutes to write his song "Wildflowers" and only performed it once while writing it?
  • ... that Kevin McCarthy is the first Speaker of the United States House of Representatives to be removed during a legislative session?
  • ... that the social deduction game Among Us is inspired by the party game Mafia and the 1982 science fiction horror movie The Thing?
  • Queue 2

    From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

    The Luther Brannon House in 2008

  • ... that the Luther Brannon House (pictured) was removed from the National Register of Historic Places in 2021, a few months after it was demolished?
  • ... that Paul Revere founded a company in 1801, called Revere Copper Company, that is still in operation today?
  • ... that in 2012, due to rising sea levels, the government of Kiribati bought land on Fiji so the people could move there if needed?
  • ... that when feminist Irina Karamanos's domestic partner Gabriel Boric was elected President of Chile, they were both against her becoming first lady?
  • ... that Panasonic released a special version of Yoshi's Cookie that teaches players how to make the cookies in the game?
  • ... that Olivier Messiaen wrote a piece completely inspired by birdsong?
  • Queue 3

    From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

    Javier Milei in 2022

  • ... that when Javier Milei (pictured) was elected President of Argentina in 2023, he became the first libertarian head of state in the world?
  • ... that according to the WHO, girls 15 to 19 years old are about twice as likely to die after pregnancy than those 20 to 24 years old?
  • ... that Wayne Gretzky was called "the greatest ice hockey player of all time" by an official encyclopedia of the NHL?
  • ... that in 2006 and 2007, surveys ranked Denmark as "the happiest place in the world," based on standards of health, welfare, and education?
  • ... that actor Matthew Perry made his former mansion in Malibu, California into a rehab center and was given an award from the White House because of it?
  • ... that the word pidgin comes from Chinese language business and is unrelated to the English word pigeon?
  • Queue 4

    From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

    A Japanese spider crab

  • ... that the Japanese spider crab (pictured) can grow to be almost 4 metres in width?
  • ... that Academy Award-winning actor Sidney Poitier was the Bahamian Ambassador to Japan from 1997 until 2007?
  • ... that before they were used as a contraceptive, condoms were used to protect against disease?
  • ... that if Leonor, Princess of Asturias becomes the Queen of Spain, she will be Spain's first queen regnant since her 4th great-grandmother Isabella II?
  • ... that in 1809, a slave cost about $40,000 USD, in today's money, but in the 21st century, getting a slave costs as little as $90-100 USD?
  • ... that Harold Macmillan was the last Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to be granted a hereditary peerage?
  • Queue 5

    From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

    Kaja Kallas in 2023

  • ... that Kaja Kallas (pictured) is the first female Prime Minister of Estonia and is also the daughter of former Prime Minister Siim Kallas?
  • ... that the amount of chlorophyll in a leaf can be measured with a handheld meter?
  • ... that in 2000, Mel Carnahan was elected to the U.S. Senate less than one month after he was killed in a plane crash?
  • ... that the United States government paid an average of $1.8 million each to the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks?
  • ... that because of Richard Roundtree's role as John Shaft, many believe it lead to the rise of African American leading actors in Hollywood movies?
  • ... that in 2022, lawmakers from Panama passed a bill that allowed citizens to pay their taxes using cryptocurrency?
  • Queue 6

    From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

    Luisa González in 2022

  • ... that former Assemblywoman Luisa González (pictured) was pepper sprayed by the National Police of Ecuador while on her way to register her presidential candidacy?
  • ... that the lines on the sides of school buses in the United States have an important safety role in the event of an accident?
  • ... that the great white shark has no natural predators other than the killer whale?
  • ... that Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine was the closest a U.S. president had come to a combat zone since Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War?
  • ... that the Vatican City is the smallest country in the world by size, at 0.49 km² and by population, at 764?
  • ... that when YouTuber Markiplier created an OnlyFans account for charity, the site crashed because of the large amount of people visiting the website?
  • Queue 7

    From a collection of Wikipedia's articles:

    A chinchilla

  • ... that chinchillas (pictured) spray their own urine and release their fur as a defensive action?
  • ... that in 2023, members of the House of Commons of Canada unknowingly gave a standing ovation to Yaroslav Hunka, a Waffen-SS veteran?
  • ... that The Star-Spangled Banner has four stanzas but usually only the first is sung and is the most well known?
  • ... that Brendan Fraser is the first Canadian to win the Academy Award for Best Actor?
  • ... that the UNICEF photo of the year 2007 showed a 40-year-old Afghan man with his 11-year-old bride?
  • ... that Moses is seen as an important prophet in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, the Bahá'í Faith and Rastafari?