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23:26, 17 January 2024 (UTC)

  • ... that when Bob Barker (pictured) retired at aged 83, he held the record of oldest person to host a regularly scheduled game show?
  • ... that fashion for plus-size models has existed since 1900?
  • ... that the microwave oven was invented by accident when Percy Spencer was working with microwaves and noticed that a chocolate bar in his pocket had started to melt?
  • ... that President of the Philippines Bongbong Marcos is facing arrest in the United States for not paying US$353 million to human rights abuse victims of his father's dictatorship?
  • ... that the Luttra Woman likely had a violent death?
  • 12:54, 11 February 2024 (UTC)

    "The Blue Marble" in 1972

  • ... that the living part of Earth's (pictured) surface is called the "biosphere"?
  • ... that KFC is considered a Christmas tradition in Japan?
  • ... that Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez is a supporter of cryptocurrency and takes his salary in Bitcoins?
  • ... that between 10 and 40 percent of child soldiers are girls?
  • ... that even over half a century after the event, no full evaluation of the risk and impact of the first nuclear test has been done?
  • 19:53, 1 March 2024 (UTC)

    Heloísa Pinheiro in 2006

  • ... that the songwriters for the bossa nova song "The Girl from Ipanema", wrote it after seeing 17-year-old model Heloísa Pinheiro (pictured) walking down Ipanema?
  • ... that in the 1780s, Christian Gottlieb Kratzenstein built a machine that was able to imitate speech sounds?
  • ... that before becoming Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum owned a small technological startup company and sold it to Microsoft for $1.1 billion in 2001?
  • ... that County Hall in London, a grade II* listed building, now hosts an aquarium?
  • ... that the Eiffel Tower in Paris was initially constructed as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World's Fair, but it has since become one of the most iconic landmarks in the world?
  • 02:54, 16 March 2024 (UTC)

    A Whopper

  • ... that when the Whopper (pictured) was introduced in 1957 it only cost 37 cents in the United States?
  • ... that there have been 161 Nobel Laureates from Harvard University?
  • ... that survivors of a 2023 fire in Johannesburg, South Africa refused to be moved because they were worried about being deported?
  • ... that when a person takes medications intravenously, they start working within 15 to 30 seconds?
  • ... that the Solar System is about 4.568 billion years old?
  • 19:54, 1 April 2024 (UTC)

    Claudia Sheinbaum in 2018

  • ... that in 2018, Claudia Sheinbaum (pictured) became the first woman and first Jew to be elected as Head of Government of Mexico City?
  • ... that Neurolinguistic programming started as science in the 1970s, but is considered pseudoscience today?
  • ... that Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Actress?
  • ... that the Great Lakes in Canada and the United States is the largest group of fresh water lakes in the world?
  • ... that in May 2022, Venezuelan farmer Juan Vicente Pérez became the last living man who was born in the 1900s decade?