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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 Michael Bloomberg spent over USD $500 million on his 2020 presidential campaign (campaign logo pictured), making it the most expensive campaign in American history?
- ... 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)
- ... 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)
- ... 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?
- ... 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?