Did you know...Edit
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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 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?
... 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?
23:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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 in area?
... 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 was 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?
... 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 one less finger?
... that chinchillas are sexually mature by the time they are eight weeks old?
... 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 of any 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)
... 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?