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03:58, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

  • ... 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?
  • 19:30, 26 December 2018 (UTC)

  • ... that Leonard Cohen (pictured) wrote about eighty different drafts of the song "Hallelujah" before finalizing the original version in 1984?
  • ... that Tetris has been downloaded over 170 million times, making it the best-selling video game of all time?
  • ... that Martin Van Buren was the first President of the United States who was born as a citizen of the United States?
  • ... that in May 2017, Puerto Rico filed for the largest government bankruptcy case in American history?
  • ... that before acting, Academy Award winner Martin Landau was hired as a cartoonist for The New York Daily News when he was a teenager?
  • 20:50, 12 July 2019 (UTC)

  • ... that the United States Capitol's dome (pictured) is 8,909,200 pounds of cast-iron with 108 windows and was constructed between 1855 and 1866?
  • ... that Shelley Berman was the first comedian to win a Grammy Award and to perform at Carnegie Hall?
  • ... that the 2017 movie Wonder Woman holds the record for highest-grossing movie directed by a woman?
  • ... that Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal celebrated his bar mitzvah in September 2016 at the age of 113?
  • ... that people who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink more coffee are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease?
  • 20:21, 26 February 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that Bernie Sanders' Dank Meme Stash (Sanders pictured) is a Facebook meme group inspired by Bernie Sanders in which is dedicated to political posts and has 394,448 members as of October 2019?
  • ... that for his 82 year reign as king, Sobhuza II of Swaziland, is the longest reigning monarch in recorded history?
  • ... that Richmond Park in London is about three times the size of Central Park in New York City?
  • ... that after Stefán Karl Stefánsson's popularity increased from internet memes, a campaign for his cancer battle raised up to $115,000 of the $100,000 goal?
  • ... that Stephen King created the character Pennywise the Clown after asking "what scared children more than anything else" which he felt were clowns?
  • 04:22, 5 March 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that some conifer cones (pictured) can only be opened using fire?
  • ... that Coca-Cola can be bought and sold officially in every country, except Cuba and North Korea, due to trade bans?
  • ... that Louis L. Mowbray was the first person to successfully breed both the Galapagos tortoises and penguins in captivity?
  • ... that the Rijksmuseum makes images of their art available on the internet for anyone to use?
  • ... that male platypuses have venomous spurs on their ankles?
  • 15:30, 25 April 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that Yellowstone National Park (pictured) was the first national park in the world?
  • ... that Suzan DelBene won two elections to the United States House of Representatives on the same day?
  • ... that Your Name is the highest-earning anime movie of all time?
  • ... that American fast food company A&W also exists in Canada, however it is owned by a different company?
  • ... that Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain on Earth to never be climbed?
  • 15:30, 19 May 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that voice actress June Foray (pictured) helped establish the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001?
  • ... that in July 2017, the 2020 presidential campaign of U.S. Representative John Delaney became the earliest announcement of a presidential campaign at almost 21 months before the first presidential primary?
  • ... that the Vatican did not want anyone to copy Gregorio Allegri's motet "Miserere mei Deus", calling for excommunication for anyone making a copy?
  • ... that since 1998, DePaul University in Chicago has been the largest Catholic university in the United States?
  • ... that in 1949, Milton Berle hosted the first telethon live on television?
  • 16:03, 2 June 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that 80% of Australia's (2011 census map pictured) population live on the eastern coast?
  • ... that Joker is the highest Oscar nominated comic book movie, earning eleven nominations in 2020?
  • ... that at 998 letters long, Hubert B. Wolfe+998 Sr.'s full name is the longest name in the world for a person?
  • ... that at age 82 and 88, Christopher Plummer is the oldest actor to win and to be nominated for an Academy Award respectively?
  • ... that Nancy Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and she is the first to be the speaker twice since 1955?
  • 13:37, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that Bernie Sanders (pictured) is the first presidential candidate to win the popular vote of the first three primary contests in a row?
  • ... that at 52.5 million views, the final episode of Friends was the highest watched television episode of the 2000s?
  • ... that the Falcon Heavy is currently the most powerful rocket in operation?
  • ... that at over USD $22 million, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is the highest earning biographical documentary?
  • ... that the M-185 in Michigan is the only state highway in America that does not allow motor vehicles?
  • 12:22, 15 July 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (pictured) is the longest sea crossing bridge in the world?
  • ... that James K. Polk has the shortest retirement than any other President of the United States when he died three months after leaving office?
  • ... that K2 is one of the most dangerous mountains to climb, with one person dying for every four who reach the top?
  • ... that Blackpink was the first female K-pop group to perform at the famed Coachella music festival?
  • ... that Monowi, Nebraska is the only village in the United States with only one person living there?
  • 22:23, 22 July 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that before she was elected to Congress, Sharice Davids (pictured) was a mixed martial arts fighter?
  • ... that the video game Clicker Heroes was once removed from the App Store because a Chinese company claimed that the name was trademarked in China?
  • ... that the Eluanbi Lighthouse in Kenting National Park is the only armed lighthouse in Taiwan?
  • ... that for his role in Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks was made an honorary member of the U.S. Army Rangers Hall of Fame?
  • ... that the creator of DC Comics villain Joker is unknown because Jerry Robinson, Bob Kane and Bill Finger all claimed to have created him?
  • 23:46, 29 July 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that Pope Francis (pictured) released a progressive rock album in 2015 titled Wake Up!?
  • ... that in 1957 the BBC aired a report showing a family picking from spaghetti trees as an April Fools' Day joke?
  • ... that the 2019 NBA Finals was the first time a Canadian team won the championship?
  • ... that President Herbert Hoover pushed a button in Washington, D.C. to turn on the lights for the Empire State Building when it opened?
  • ... that with just 1,841 people living there in 2011, St Davids is the smallest city by population in the United Kingdom?
  • 07:34, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

  • ... that David Attenborough (pictured) is the only person to have won a BAFTA Award for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K?
  • ... that at 1,198 feet (365 m), the Vista Tower in Chicago will be the tallest skyscraper designed by a female architect?
  • ... that Point Pelee National Park was the first national park in Canada to become a dark-sky preserve?
  • ... that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest female member of the United States Congress in American history?
  • ... that during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador, the government began giving out cardboard coffins because of the high death rate?
  • 20:49, 6 July 2021 (UTC)

  • ... that at first, bulldogs were bred to fight bulls during the 1600s?
  • ... that the Republic of Cyprus is the only country other than England to host an English royal wedding?
  • ... that Lori Lightfoot is the first female African-American mayor of Chicago and the first lesbian mayor of Chicago?
  • ... that fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld left money in his will to his cat Choupette?
  • 20:24, 20 August 2021 (UTC)

  • ... that Fred Rogers' (pictured) congressional testimony was the key reason for the U.S. Supreme Court's television video recording decision in 1983?
  • ... that laboratories in Brazil make ethanol fuel with sugarcane juice?
  • ... that when his grandson was kidnapped, billionaire J. Paul Getty did not want to pay the ransom until it was lower?
  • ... that Kamikaze pilots were not allowed to close their eyes so that they did not miss the target?
  • ... that the Burj Khalifa has the world's highest restaurant, residential space and swimming pool?
  • ... that Zendaya (pictured) is the youngest winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series?
  • ... that Bumblebees can fly higher than Mount Everest?
  • ... that as a lawyer, Mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon helped convict South Korea's first sexual harassment case?
  • ... that Unserdeutsch is one of only a few German-based Creole languages still in use?
  • ... that members of The Salvation Army represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013?
  • 15:15, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

  • ... that in 1970, Sir Ian McKellen (pictured) was the first actor to share a gay kiss with another male actor on British television?
  • ... that the Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavík holds the world's largest collection of penises from many living organisms?
  • ... that the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 led to the invention of echo sounding, about ten years after the accident?
  • ... that Valentina Sampaio is the first openly transgender model for Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated?
  • ... that the Tepexpan man was a woman?
  • 22:20, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

  • ... that Tardigrades (pictured) can still live after being frozen for more than 30 years?
  • ... that the Phantom of Heilbronn is a serial killer that was never found?
  • ... that "What Goes On" was the only Beatles song that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr wrote together?
  • ... that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Dwight Yorke were the first international players to win the Premier League Golden Boot?
  • ... that Playboy was also printed in Braille between 1970 and 1985?
  • 20:00, 22 November 2021 (UTC)

    The Lamborghini Reventón

  • ... that the Lamborghini Reventón (pictured) was made to look like the F-22 Raptor?
  • ... that the Daocheng Yading Airport is the highest civilian airport in the world?
  • ... that after his death, Pope Formosus was accused of perjury and his corpse was exhumed and put on trail where he was found guilty?
  • ... that at least a third of homeless young people in Los Angeles practised survival sex?
  • ... that Marcus Terentius Varro warned about very small creatures that can cause airborne transmission diseases, many years before microbiology could proved it?
  • 21:00, 1 December 2021 (UTC)

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  • ... that some of the oldest Egyptian texts known mention the area where Great Bitter Lake (pictured) is today?
  • ... that in 2014, Michael D. Higgins became the first President of Ireland to officially visit the United Kingdom?
  • ... that the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, made Japan 2.4 meters closer to North America?
  • ... that at aged 99, Captain Sir Tom Moore became the oldest person to record a number one single?
  • ... that a cannon was fired from the Salyut 3 space station and is the only time a gun has been fired in space?
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  • ... that with a leg-span of over 90 centimetres (35 in) and a weight up to 4 kilograms (8.8 lb), the Coconut crab (pictured) is the largest invertebrate that lives on land?
  • ... that Francis, Duke of Châtellerault was a French prince who was killed in action at the 1515 Battle of Marignano, during the Italian Wars?
  • ... that a 2021 survey suggested that autistic males are more likely to be bisexual, while autistic females are more likely to be homosexual?
  • ... that during the attack on the United States Capitol in 2021, the Confederate battle flag was inside the building for the first time in American history?
  • ... that ten of the last 11 economic recessions in the United States began under Republican U.S. Presidents?