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05:22, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Australian bushranger Ben Hall (pictured) and his gang held the people of the town of Canowindra, New South Wales hostage for three days in 1863 but gave them a big party?
  • ... that France has four overseas regions?
  • ... that the Unitarian Church believe that the Fall of Man was not a true historical event?
  • ... that Roger Williams, an English theologian, is the ancestor of American politician Sarah Palin?
  • ... that Mexico City is the second most populated city in the world?

    00:28, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Australia's biggest gold robbery (location pictured) was near Eugowra, New South Wales in 1863?
  • ... that in 2004, the Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball team won their first World Series since the 1918 World Series?
  • ... that Pantanal is the world's largest wetland or swamp?
  • ... that in physics, absolute zero is the temperature where the particles of matter stop moving?
  • ... the Volga River is the longest river in Europe?
  • ... that Jupiter's moon Ganymede is the biggest moon in the Solar System and is bigger than the planet Mercury?

    01:05, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that the furthest away from the centre of the Earth one can get is at the top of Mount Chimborazo (pictured) in Ecuador, not the top of Mount Everest?
  • ... that the dye Prussian blue is sometimes used as a medicine?
  • ... that one hundred eighty-four people in the Pentagon were killed during the September 11 attacks?
  • ... that the computer company Microsoft was started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975?
  • ... that since the Scottish Premier League began in 1998, only two clubs, Rangers and Celtic, have won the title?

    11:22, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Lufthansa (headquarters pictured) is the largest airline in Germany, and the second largest in Europe?
  • ... that Charlie Waitt was teased and taunted at and was called a "sissy" for wearing what was one of the first baseball gloves ever worn?
  • ... that the Tokyo Stock Exchange is the second largest stock exchange market in the world by market value, second only to the New York Stock Exchange?
  • ... that Scottish football club Rangers F.C. are the most successful football club in the world, after winning the Scottish Premier League 51 times?
  • ... that Bastides were fortified towns, built in the Middle Ages, mainly in the south of France?

    09:30, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Taipei 101 (pictured) is the tallest building in the world?
  • ... that the city of Melbourne grew quickly because people found gold near there in 1851?
  • ... that it is still illegal to show the Lion Rampant flag in Scotland?
  • ... that originally one metre was one 10,000,000th of the distance from the North Pole to the equator, through Paris, France?
  • ... that when Tropical Storm Edouard (2008) moved onto land, it caused small power outages and a few trees to fall?

    17:00, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that the Big Mac Index is used to compare values of currencies around the world based on how much a McDonald's hamburger (pictured) costs in those countries?
  • ... that Halo 3 made over $170 million in its opening weekend, making it the biggest entertainment launch in US history?
  • ... that men who ejaculate often have less chance of getting prostate cancer?
  • ... that Woolworths created the petrol discount offer in Australia when a certain amount of money was spent in the supermarket?
  • ... that the longest reign with the WWE Championship is by Bruno Sanmartino at 2,803 days (or 7 Years, 8 Months, 1 Day) and the shortest reign is 45 seconds by Andre The Giant?

    10:18, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that as part of the Gunpowder Plot (pictured), there were 36 barrels of gunpowder in the cellar of the Houses of Parliament?
  • ...that more than 200,000 fans went to Manchester in 2007 to watch Scottish Premier League team, Rangers F.C. play FC Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final?
  • ... that The Godfather won three Academy Awards in 1972?
  • ... that rabbits are found in many parts of the world?
  • ... that France has 36,781 communes?
  • ... that Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States?

    12:35, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Tom Wills (pictured) helped write the rules of Australian Rules Football?
  • ... that the drink, Irn-Bru does actually have iron?
  • ... that the EastLink tollway and Monash Freeway interchange is named after Tom Wills, the creator of Australian Rules Football?
  • ... that the Daleks were created by Terry Nation?
  • ... that the first tramcar service at Crich Tramway Village was operated by Sheffield Corporation Tramways No. 15 and "Bonny" the horse in 1963?

    21:02, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Phil O'Donnell (memorial stand pictured), captain of Motherwell F.C. died during a football match?
  • ... that the greek alphabet only has 24 letters; that's 2 letters less than English?
  • ... that lobsters are one of the few animals that can live for more than 100 years?
  • ... that air is made of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% other gases?
  • ... that Triple H married Stephanie McMahon in 2003 and as a result became the real-life son-in-law of Vince McMahon?

    14:21, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that the Empire State Building (pictured) was the tallest building in the world for 41 years?
  • ... that Manchester United F.C. (an English football team) are nicknamed The Red Devils?
  • ... that according to the Christian belief, Jesus was born in Bethlehem but died in Jerusalem?
  • ... that Benny Goodman was also called the "King of Swing", "Patriarch of the Clarinet", "The Professor", and "Swing's Senior Statesman"?
  • ... that the San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers are tied for most Super Bowl wins with 5 each?
  • ... that Albert Einstein gave his name to a chemical element called Einsteinium?

    02:34, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that crabs (pictured) can have a leg span of up to 4 meters?
  • ... that only 3% of water on Earth is fresh?
  • ... that Beth Groundwater's first novel, A Real Basket Case, was put up for the Best First Novel Agatha Award in 2007?
  • ... that the first Chess boxing champion was the founder, Iepe Rubingh?
  • ... that Croatia was once part of Hungary?

    18:10, 24 December 2008 (UTC)

  • ... that Alanis Morissette's (pictured) first album released in America, Jagged Little Pill, sold over 30 million copies?
  • ... that India produces the most green tea in the world?
  • ... that the Tampa Bay Rays lost their first game on March 31, 1998 to the Detroit Tigers 11–6?
  • ... that the Phil O'Donnell stand at Fir Park in Motherwell only runs for two-thirds of the pitch because of a dispute with a home owner?
  • ... that the name Ubuntu came from an old African word meaning humanity?

    02:24, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that Santa Claus (pictured) is also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Santa, Santy, Kris Kringle and many other names?
  • ... that although the Christmas 1994 nor'easter was considered to be a nor'easter, it showed signs of a tropical cyclone?
  • ... that the custom of the Mistletoe first appeared in Scandinavia?
  • ... that there is a 100% chance of a White Christmas in Anchorage, Alaska, but only a 1% chance in Phoenix, Arizona?

    02:22, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that the TGV (pictured), a French high speed train, went at a record speed of 574.8 kilometres per hour?
  • ... that the oldest human remains ever found in Europe were in Romania?
  • ... that the world's worst E-coli outbreak happened in Wishaw, Scotland in 1996, with 20 deaths and over 200 people infected?
  • ... that Sublime has sold over 8 million albums worldwide?
  • ... that the current chancellor of The College of William & Mary is former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor?

    09:07, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that NASA's (logo pictured) motto is: "For the benefit of all"?
  • ... that there is no known physical evidence to say that Moses really existed?
  • ... that a smaller copy of the Statue of Liberty is near Seine River in Paris?
  • ... that the tiger is an endangered species?
  • ... that when Rick Astley was finished singing "Never Gonna Give You Up" at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, one of the cast members of Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends yelled out "I love Rickrolling"?

    22:43, 9 January 2009 (UTC)'

  • ... that the gas Phosgene (pictured) is used as a weapon?
  • ... that the Dwarf Cassowary and Southern Cassowary make a very-low sound that is the lowest known bird call, like a "boom", which people can only just hear?
  • ... that Turkey blocked YouTube on March 6, 2007 for allowing videos that were offensive to Turks and Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey?
  • ... that a capillary is the one of the smallest blood vessels in the body?
  • ... that the New York Yankees, a Major League Baseball team, currently holds the record for most World Series championships, at 26?

    14:22, 11 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that the month of August is named for Augustus Caesar (pictured)?
  • ... that from the 16th to 19th centuries hot chocolate was used as a medicine and a drink?
  • ... that the WrestleMania X-Seven broke the attendance record for the Reliant Astrodome?
  • ... that there is less vitamin C in oranges than there is in CamuCamu?
  • ... that Scottish football player Kenny Miller is one of the few players to cross the Old Firm twice?

    04:08, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that the Huntsman spider (pictured) does not use spider webs to feed on prey?
  • ... that Silverfish are not fish, but small insects that have probably existed for 300 million years?
  • ... that caffeine is sometimes used to help prematurely-born babies breathe?
  • ... that Christian Incarnation is the belief the God dwelt among us?
  • ... that the beans on cacao trees which are found in the tropics are used to make chocolate?

    15:30, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that to the people who live near the Amazon River (|pictured), the Candiru is more feared than the piranha?
  • ... that the Notts County football club is one of the oldest, now professional, football clubs?
  • ... that A. atropos, a type of Death's-head Hawkmoth, is able to move about in beehives unhurt because they mimic the scent of the bees?
  • ... that it may be considered rude to use chopsticks with the left hand at some formal occasions?
  • ... that Transport for London refused to put an advertisement for a museum in the London Underground because it showed a painting of a nude woman done in the 15th century?

    23:49, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

  • ...that the Reliant Astrodome (pictured) was also called the "Eighth wonder of the world"?
  • ...that Oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth?
  • ...that the MyDoom computer worm caused web speeds to drop by about 50% during its lifetime?
  • ...that Venus's atmosphere is made up of sulfuric acid and carbon dioxide?
  • ...that as rickrolling has become more popular, two of the many videos online have been watched over 13 million times each?

    02:33, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

  • *...that Candidiasis is a yeast infection that can happen on the penis?
  • ...that Venus's atmosphere is made up of sulfuric acid and carbon dioxide?
  • *...that Uranus's moon Perdita was first noticed in 1999 and has a radius of 15 kilometers
  • ...that as rickrolling has become more popular, two of the many videos online have been watched over 13 million times each?
  • *...that rain from Tropical Storm Barry in 2007 helped firefighters battle a wildfire in Florida?

    07:17, 22 February 2009 (UTC)

  • .. .that Uranus (pictured) has 27 known natural satellites whose names come from characters from the works of Shakespeare and Alexander Pope?
  • ... that New York City was originally called New Amsterdam?
  • ...that at one time in 2003, the Sobig worm made up one in seventeen emails sent on the internet?
  • ... that a poll found that 54% of high schools surveyed in the United States teach The Great Gatsby?
  • ... that Across the Universe appeared on a few critics' top ten lists of the best movies of 2007?

    03:51, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that Lenzburg (castle pictured) was part of a small settlement of 400 to 600 people that existed for about 200 years?
  • ... that a cyclone called the 2005 Azores subtropical storm was not known about until after it died out?
  • ... that Cloud Cult's music is sold by a company that is on an organic farm?
  • ... that Tropical Storm Ana in the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season was the first known Atlantic tropical storm in April?
  • ... that the longest known human penis was 13.5 inches (34.3 centimeters) long?

    20:01, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that at No Way Out, Triple H (pictured) beat the Undertaker, Edge, Jeff Hardy, Vladimir Kozlov, and the Big Show in an Elimination Chamber match to win the WWE Championship for a record 8th time?
  • ... that some Sponges are predators?
  • ... that Wayne Gandy, an offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, attended Haines City High School in Haines City, Florida?
  • ... that the December 2008 New England ice storm was the worst ice storm in 21 years for New York?
  • ... that since his debut on the September 9th edition of ECW, Jack Swagger had an undefeated streak in wrestling until he lost to Finlay on the February 3rd edition of ECW?

    08:59, 6 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that Alex Rodriguez (pictured) is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939?
  • ... that tabula rasa was forgotten as a concept for more than 1,000 years when Avicenna explored it again in the Middle Ages?
  • ... that Chile pepper and Black pepper are not related to each other?
  • ... that Microsoft Windows is the most commonly used operating system in the world and is used by nearly 90% of computer users?
  • ... that Curitiba has the lowest rate of illiteracy in Brazil?

    03:01, 8 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that Guerrillero Heroico (photograph pictured) showing Che Guevara is said to be "the most famous photograph in the world"?
  • ... that Canadians eat more doughnuts each year per person than any other nationality?
  • ... that David Cameron is related to Queen Elizabeth II through Elizabeth Hay?
  • ... that rip currents from Tropical Storm Cristobal drowned three people?
  • ... that Robert Byrd has been in the Senate longer than any other Senator in United States history?

    16:54, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that the Toronto subway (pictured) has an average of 1,246,020 passenger trips each weekday?
  • ... that Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling died of prostate cancer?
  • ... that Zeus' brothers were Poseidon and Hades?
  • ... that the 1953 Iranian coup d'etat was planned by the American CIA and the British MI6?
  • ... that the Toronto Transit Commission operates the third most used urban public transport system in North America?

    12:19, 21 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that the axilla (pictured) is one of the four places of the human body where temperature can be taken?
  • ... that astronomers call 5145 Pholus "Big Red" for its red color that is the result of organic compounds living on the surface of the asteroid?
  • ... that the NYPD uses a color of the day as a signal to let uniformed officers know when a police officer is undercover?
  • ... that stormy seas from Tropical Storm Ana reached the shores of Florida in the United States?
  • ... that some local governments have thought about using wristbands to allow young people to buy alcohol in town centres?