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- ... 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 the 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? 23:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
- ... 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?
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 long?
- ... 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 is 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?