Did you know...Edit
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09:03, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
... that former Israeli Prime minister Golda Meir (pictured) was born in Kiev, Ukraine?
... that Hermann Göring was the last leader of the flying group "The Red Baron" during the First World War?
... that Ernst Röhm, the founder of the Nazi stormtroopers, was homosexual?
... that the famous French actor and writer Jean-Baptiste Poquelin used the stage name Molière?
... that the QWERTY computer keyboard was designed by Christopher Sholes in 1874?
20:17, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
... that Hermann Göring (pictured), one of the highest-ranking defendants of the Nuremberg Trials, was dependent on morphine?
... that Barack Obama is the first black president of the United States of America?
... that Napoleon Bonaparte, the French general and Emperor, was originally from Corsica?
... that British indie rock band Bloc Party once replaced their website with a countdown leading to the BBC Radio 1 playing of "Mercury"?
... that Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a real sentence?
09:32, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
... that an ant (pictured) group has a female ant, called a "queen", who lays eggs which become worker ants?
... that people who follow the teachings of Islam pray 5 times a day?
... that Italy has more World Heritage sites than any other country in the world?
... that Hurricane Ismael was the deadliest hurricane in the 1995 Pacific hurricane season?
... that Mars looks red because of the rust in the rocks and dust on the planet's surface?
09:38, 3 June 2009 (UTC)
... that Wijerd Jelckama was the nephew of Pier Gerlofs Donia (pictured) and was beheaded in 1523?
... that Cargo cults are religious movements that occur when some tribes come in contact with Western Civilisation?
... that King's Cross Station in London was opened in 1852?
... that there are 535 people in the United States Congress?
... that the name of the Search Engine, Google is a misspelling of the word googol?
08:50, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
... that Adolf Hitler gave an order to kill the leader of his Stormtroopers, Ernst Röhm (pictured), in 1934?
... that France is the most visited country in the world, with over 82 million tourists visiting each year?
... that Jouke de Vries almost became faction leader of the PVDA (the Dutch Labour Party) in 2002, but narrowly lost to Wouter Bos?
... that India has a higher rate of malnutrition among children under the age of three (46% in year 2007) than any other country in the world?
... that the highest point in Germany is the Zugspitze in the south, at 2,962 metres (9,717.8 feet)?
06:02, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
... that a bug needs to crawl around a Möbius strip (pictured) twice to get to the position it started from?
... that a single litre of blood contains about six billion phagocytes?
... that Tim Hortons is Canada's largest fast food restaurant and supplies over 75% of all baked goods purchased by Canadians?
... that the composer Ludwig van Beethoven was deaf?
... that openSUSE is sponsored by both Novell and AMD?
10:03, 20 June 2009 (UTC)
... that movie star Brendan Fraser (pictured) was born in Indianapolis, Indiana?
... that Follies are buildings constructed only as a decoration? Such buildings no longer have the function they had originally. They were popular in 18th century parks, especially in England.
... that about one in five mammal species known is a bat?
... that Midnight Cowboy is the only X-rated film to ever win the Academy Award for Best Picture?
... that the Peregrine Falcon is the fastest animal known, and can fly at speeds up to 322 km/h (200 mph)?
10:21, 25 June 2009 (UTC)
... that Orson Scott Card (pictured) is the only author to win both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award two years in a row?
... that hornets are attracted by light and not by sweetness?
... that Microsoft Corporation has 89,809 employees in 105 countries as of 2008?
... that the coastline of India is about 7,517 km (4,671 mi) long?
... that Percy Jackson & The Olympians has been on the New York Times Bestseller list for 98 weeks as of 29th May?
12:12, 30 June 2009 (UTC)
... that Rabindranath Tagore (pictured) wrote Jana Gana Mana, the Indian national anthem and also Amar Shonar Bangla, the national anthem of Bangladesh?
... that during the Japanese Rice Riots of 1918 about two million people protested about the high price of rice?
... that the Earth's atmosphere is made of roughly 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and small amounts of other gases?
... that there is only about 3% fresh water on earth and the rest is salt water?
... that a woman almost died from waxing her bikini line?
23:26, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
... that Barack Obama (pictured), the President of the United States was born on August 4, 1961 in the State of Hawaii?
... that in 2001, a mud volcano in Baku spit flames 15 meters high?
... that the Great Barrier Reef is made up of nearly 3000 coral reefs and over 600 islands?
... that 2005's Hurricane Vince is said to be the only tropical cyclone that has hit the Iberian Peninsula?
... that Japan is called Nippon by the Japanese people?
02:03, 11 July, 2009 (UTC)
... that of all 274 London Underground (roundel pictured) stations, only Arsenal tube station is named after a football club, though West Ham station and Wimbledon station share names with clubs?
... that Sachin Tendulkar has the highest runs in both ODI and Test cricket?
... that Ludwig van Beethoven, the German composer, died on March 26, 1827?
... that Molybdenum is used in aircraft and missile parts, as well as in nuclear reactors?
... that there are 6.7 billion people alive as of 2008?
14:55, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
... that Benazir Bhutto (pictured) was killed while leaving a political meeting?
... that Apple donates some of the money from the sale of iPods to fight AIDS in Africa?
... that the Volga River is the longest river in Europe?
... that the capital of Tennessee, Nashville, is the country music center of America?
... that the London Underground 1967 tube stock that runs on the Victoria line is the oldest type of train stock in service on the London Underground?
15:28, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
... that Michael Jackson (pictured) died on June 25, 2009 due to a suspected cardiac arrest?
... that the continents of the planet Venus are named after the Greek and Babylonian goddesses of love?
... that Wernher von Braun helped build the Saturn V rocket?
... that Oak trees can live up to 1000 years?
... that London is twinned with Berlin?
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... that Woodrow Wilson (pictured) was responsible for the creation of the League of Nations?
... that elephants are the largest living land mammals?
... that Victoria line is the busiest line on the London Underground network?
... that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 35, because of rheumatic fever?
... that the diameter — or width — of Jupiter is 142,984 km, eleven times the diameter of Earth?
10:07, 2 August 2009 (UTC)
... that the element Mercury (pictured) is a liquid metal at room temperature?
... that the names of Uranus's moons are names of characters from Shakespeare's and Alexander Pope's works?
... that France has nearly 2.9 million companies registered, which is nearly one for every twenty people in the country?
... that Operation Ichi-Go intended to attack air bases in 1944 and prevent the USA from attacking Japan and its shipping?
... that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was named Mahatma Gandhi by Rabindranath Tagore?
17:37, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
... that 51 Pegasi (pictured), discovered in 1995, was the first Sun-like star found to have a planet orbiting it?
... that Karl Dönitz was the President of Germany for 23 days?
... that the German dictator Adolf Hitler was originally from Austria?
... that Buxton is the highest market town in England?
... that finding life in Lake Vostok might help answer the question if there was life on Europa or Enceladus?
07:31, 13 August 2009 (UTC)
... that the Harrier Jump Jet (pictured) can take off vertically?
... that Gilbert's Potoroo is one of the world's rarest mammals?
... that special prayers will be held at the mosque during eclipses?
... that English is one of the official languages of Pakistan?
... that the French TGV trains are the fastest in the world?
07:54, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
... that the Avro Vulcan (pictured) bomber was part of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent?
... that dragonflies have been around for 300 million years?
... that British serial killer Harold Shipman is believed to have murdered up to 250 people?
... that bananas are often planted to provide shade to other crops such as cocoa, coffee, black pepper or nutmeg?
... that Hajj is the yearly Islamic pilgrimage to the city of Mecca?
11:05, 23 August 2009 (UTC)
... that The Pentagon (pictured) deals with around 200000 telephone calls each day?
... that Iowa and Missouri had a disagreement about the border between them that was ended by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1896?
... that Maggie Simpson is named after Matt Groening's sister, Maggie?
... that Absolute zero is equal to -273.15 °C?
... that Aleister Crowley was nicknamed "The Wickedest Man In the World"?
12:58, 28 August 2009 (UTC)
... that the temperature of the outer core of the Earth (pictured) may be as high as 7,000 degrees Celsius?
... that more males than females are color blind?
... that the shore of the Dead Sea is the lowest point on dry land on Earth?
... that in Yemen, about 40% of the water is used to irrigate Khat?
... that about 200 million people speak French as a native or a second language?
22:51, 2 September 2009 (UTC)
... that the new London Underground 2009 tube stock (pictured) on the Victoria line is too wide to be used on any other underground line?
... that the Romans gave August (named after Augustus Caesar) 31 days so it had as many as July (named after Julius Caesar)?
... that Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, has said that licensing it under the GPL was the best thing that he ever did?
... that in St. Thomas, wind speeds from Tropical Storm Ana were recorded at 28 mph (45 km/h) and gusts was maximum at 40 mph (65 km/h)?
... that Ward Cunningham started the first wiki in March 1995?
10:59, 8 September 2009 (UTC)
... that Apple Inc. sold 5.2 million iPhones (pictured) in the third fiscal quarter of 2009?
... that Real Madrid is the world's second richest football club behind Manchester United?
... that Ole Gunnar Solskjær scored four times in twelve minutes for Manchester United in 1999?
... that 93.5% of Muslims are Sunni?
... that the SR-71 Blackbird could fly at speeds over three times the speed of sound?
11:57, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
... that teddy bears are named after Theodore Roosevelt (pictured), the 26th President of the United States?
... that the Linux kernel is free?
... that around 375 million people speak English as a first language?
... that in total, there are twenty-eight states, and seven union territories in India?
... that the first intensive care unit was set up in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1952?
14:19, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
... that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's (pictured) most famous nickname was The Iron Lady?
... that Eton College was founded in 1440 by Henry VI of England?
... that in 2005, Turkey changed its currency so that 1 million lira became 1 Turkish new lira?
... that 52 people died and over 700 were injured in the 7th July, 2005 bombings in London?
... that Pascal Duquenne, a Belgian actor suffering from Down syndrome, was awarded a prize at the Cannes Film Festival?
16:24, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
... that the Airbus A380 (pictured) is the biggest passenger aircraft in the world?
... that Islam is the second-biggest religious group in India?
... that Schindler's List was nominated for 12 Academy Awards in 1993 and won seven, including Best Picture?
... that Mother Teresa won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979?
... that Taipei 101 is the tallest completed building in the world?
13:44, 29 September 2009 (UTC)
... that humans first walked on the Moon (pictured) in 1969?
... that Eminem's real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III?
... that the first Doctor in British television series Doctor Who was played by William Hartnell from 1963 to 1966?
... that, in 1847, Michigan became the first U.S. state to stop using the death penalty?
... that about 140,000 people were killed when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima?
09:00, 4 October 2009 (UTC)
... that Joseph Goebbels (pictured) was Chancellor of Germany for only one day?
... that the Great Hurricane of 1780 was the deadliest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean?
... that Millvina Dean, who was the youngest survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking, died aged 97?
... that the storms in the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season killed over 3,132 people?
... that George Foreman is the oldest male boxer to win a world title?
10:45, 9 October 2009 (UTC)
... that Tikal (pictured) is a World Heritage Site in Guatemala?
... that there are around 20,000 species of bees?
... that English physicist Isaac Newton went to Trinity College at the University of Cambridge in 1661?
... that Billy Graham was a spiritual advisor to several U.S. Presidents?
... that the Great Leap Forward is thought to be the worst famine in history, killing over 16.5 million people?
13:51, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
... that Mount Everest (pictured), standing 8,848 metres, is the tallest mountain in the world?
... that Australian actress Nicole Kidman was born in Honolulu, Hawaii?
... that jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald won 14 Grammy Awards?
... that ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky was called "the greatest player of all time"?
... that Fidel Castro was the leader of Cuba for 49 years?
15:42, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
... that the Thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger, (pictured) became extinct in 1936 when the last one died in a zoo in Hobart?
... that nearly five million people live in Singapore, 6,814 people per square kilometre?
... that Gerald Ford was the longest living President of the United States?
... that German association football club Hertha B.S.C. Berlin was created in 1892?
... that the Australian flag, in use since 1903, did not become the official flag of Australia until 1953?