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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?
06:05, 20 September 2021 (UTC)
- ... 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?
10:40, 1 January 2022 (UTC)
- ... 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?
07:22, 1 February 2022 (UTC)
- ... that a Starship rocket (pictured) can bring a hundred astronauts to Mars?
- ... that chlorine was used as a chemical weapon in World War I?
- ... that to make the French presidency not look like a monarchy, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing invited ordinary citizens to eat breakfast with him at Élysée Palace?
- ... that mathematicians have discovered over 40,000 triangle centers?
- ... that Hachijō-jima is in the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea but is still part of Tokyo?
3:55, 1 March 2022 (UTC)
- ... that Hydrox (pictured) was the popular cream filled cookie sandwich before Oreo was launched?
- ... that 65 years after his death, Elmer McCurdy's mummified corpse was used as a mannequin by a television crew?
- ... that Eucalyptus have been used to fight malaria?
- ... that Sunless Sea, the first video game by Alexis Kennedy, got the last ever 10/10 rating from video game magazine Eurogamer?
- ... that Salyut 1 was the first space station?
14:09, 1 April 2022 (UTC)
- ... that at aged 100, Betty Reid Soskin (pictured) is the oldest active U.S. National Park Ranger?
- ... that Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, and Athletic Bilbao have never left La Liga?
- ... that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is the only First Lady of the United States to have won an Emmy Award?
- ... that eight of the ten tallest mountain peaks in the world, including Mount Everest, are in Nepal?
- ... that Charon does not orbit Pluto, but rather a point in space because it is half the mass of Pluto?
08:10, 2 May 2022 (UTC)
- ... that at aged 37, Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern (pictured) became the world's youngest female head of government when she was elected in 2017?
- ... that some animals make tools which help them masturbate?
- ... that police at first didn't allow the movie Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom to be shown in Zürich, over 30 years after its release?
- ... that after he had lost the 1996 presidential election, former U.S. Senator Bob Dole became a television spokesperson for Viagra?
- ... that in Boris Johnson's constituency, Uxbridge and South Ruislip, he has the smallest majority of any current prime minister since 1924?