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14:47, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
... that many people thought it would be almost impossible for the Titanic (pictured) to sink?
... that Nat Turner thought that an eclipse was a sign from God that he should plan a slave rebellion?
... that Shonisaurus is the largest extinct marine animal that has ever been found?
... that electrons were discovered by J.J. Thomson in 1897?
... that teenagers using methamphetamine can show symptoms similar to Alzheimer's disease?
10:34, 16 February 2011 (UTC)
... that Imelda Marcos (pictured) owned 2,700 pairs of shoes?
... that the Andromeda Galaxy contains over a trillion (1012) stars?
... that former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill won the Nobel Prize in Literature?
... that before he became a professional chess player, World champion Tigran Petrosian was a street cleaner?
... that cockroaches can live for two weeks without a head?
09:12, 27 February 2011 (UTC)
... that Julius Caesar (bust pictured) may have suffered from epileptic seizures?
... that George Bernard Shaw is the only person to win a Nobel Prize as well as an Academy Award?
... that species have migrated through the Suez Canal from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean?
... that a year on TrES-4b is three days long?
... that sixty thousand U.S. soldiers died of malaria during the North African and South Pacific campaigns?
15:48, 11 March 2011 (UTC)
... that Jimmie Johnson (car pictured) is the only NASCAR driver to have won five Sprint Cup Series championships in a row?
... that Japan's highest post office is on the top of an active volcano called Mount Fuji?
... that 57 tattoos were found on Ötzi the Iceman, who lived about 5300 years ago?
... that some rotifers can survive in a dry state for up to nine years?
... that former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote a book on the Harlem Renaissance movement?
12:15, 23 March 2011 (UTC)
... that the man who designed Abraham Lincoln's presidential museum (pictured) used to work for the Walt Disney Company?
... that Pepsi was made to help digestion and give energy?
... that, during hibernation, the American Black Bear's heart beats only once every 20 seconds?
... that chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream National Park eat up to a third of the smaller monkeys each year?
... that famous composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov had synesthesia?
17:03, 5 April 2011 (UTC)
... that Sue the Tyrannosaur (pictured) cost US$8.36 million at auction?
... that there is still slavery in some countries today?
... that Topeka, Kansas was named after three Native American words meaning "a good place to dig potatoes"?
... that American singer-songwriter Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
... that Charles Darwin took 20 years to publish his ideas about evolution?
09:33, 13 April 2011 (UTC)
... that Olympic track medalist Jim Thorpe (pictured) played for both the New York baseball Giants and the New York football Giants?
... that the recent 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami shortened the length of the day and tilted the axis of the planet?
... that the German physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was the first person who won the Nobel Prize in physics?
... that The New York Times called Frank Sinatra "the first modern pop superstar"?
... that Jean-Baptiste de Lamarck, the founder of Lamarckism, was awarded a medal for the bravery he showed during the Seven Years' War?
21:06, 19 April 2011 (UTC)
... that the Taj Mahal (pictured) is slowly being damaged by acid rain?
... that James B. Dudley started life as a slave, but went on to become President of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University?
... that the actress Ilene Woods was only 18 when she began recording the voice of Cinderella for the Disney film?
... that a typical gamma-ray burst releases as much energy in a few seconds as the Sun will in its entire 10 billion year lifetime?
... that the jaguar kills its prey by biting directly through the skull between the ears and into the brain?
10:32, 1 May 2011 (UTC)
... that the Nēnē (pictured) is a goose that can only be found on three Hawaiian islands?
... that a drunk 29-year-old man in Oregon died after swallowing a rough-skinned newt for a dare?
... that Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States, quit school when he was 14?
... that more people speak Indo-European languages than any other type of language?
... that most male lions die under 10 years of age by wounds from fights with other males?
19:57, 24 May 2011 (UTC)
... that police in Victoria arrested some people they thought were friends of Ned Kelly (pictured)?
... that Dorothy Hodgkin was the first woman to join the Order of Merit since Florence Nightingale?
... that the Medean Empire may simply have been an alliance of tribes?
...that University College London was the first university college in England to take students who were not members of the Church of England?
... that the day after Israel claimed independence, four Arabic states declared war on it?
10:09, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
... that Trevor Bayne (pictured) is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500?
... that Europeans first reported using quinine against malaria in Rome in 1631?
... that in the Paleolithic diet, people eat foods eaten before farming began?
... that Gouverneur Morris, who wrote much of the United States Constitution, had a wooden leg?
... that in 200 years of European settlement in Australia, Banded Stilts have only been recorded as breeding on 20 occasions?
13:30, 16 July 2011 (UTC)
... that Hugo Black (pictured) voted against segregation in Brown v. Board of Education even though he had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan?
... that dodder, a parasitic plant, senses odour to find its victims?
... that the world's first nuclear reactor to make electricity made enough to power four light globes?
... that D. B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727, got some ransom, jumped out of the aircraft, and has not been seen since 1971?
... that there are 530 known shipwrecks around the Isles of Scilly?
10:55, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
... that Manuel Luis Quezón, former president of the Philippine Commonwealth (flag pictured), was forced to go to the United States at the time of World War II?
... that the Arecibo message, which was sent to a cluster of stars in 1967, will take 25,000 years to get there?
... that Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al-Qaeda, worked for the Red Crescent movement in 1980 and 1981?
... a painting of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly by Sidney Nolan was sold in 2010 for AU$5.4 million, the highest price ever paid for an Australian painting?
... that over 80% of land plant species have mycorrhiza?
10:07, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
... that some dragonflies (100x100px|pictured) stand on their heads to prevent overheating?
... that in Chinese culture, the peach tree is considered to be the tree of life and peaches are symbols of immortality?
... that even though DNA was discovered in 1869, it took until 1953 for its structure to become fully known?
... that Athelstan was the first King of England?
... that the Getty Center art museum in Los Angeles cost $1.3 billion dollars to build?
03:07, 8 August 2011 (UTC)
... that the name Orangutan (pictured) is from the Malay language and means person of the forest?
... that Jagadguru Rāmabhadrācārya, a Hindu religious leader, has been blind since he was two months old but can speak 22 languages?
... that Homo sapiens replaced Neanderthal man in the Upper Palaeolithic time period?
... that Samuel Pepys buried his Parmesan cheese during the Great Fire of London?
... that herring schools in the Atlantic can number three billion fish?
15:09, 18 August 2011 (UTC)
... that Canute (pictured) was the only man to become King of England, Denmark and Norway?
... that in 1866 about 20,000 people lived in Pithole, Pennsylvania, but by 1877 it was no longer a town?
... that Jackie Robinson’s brother Mack Robinson won a silver medal in track at the 1936 Summer Olympics?
... that NASA discovered S/2011 P 1, which is the fourth moon of the dwarf planet Pluto, in June 2011?
... that Muncie, Indiana, is the typical American city?
19:05, 28 August 2011 (UTC)'
... that when the Australian government tried to give war hero Nancy Wake (pictured) a medal, she told them to "stick their medals where the monkey sticks his nuts"?
... that the Cubs Win Flag is flown at Wrigley Field for every Chicago Cubs home win?
... that the small Australian Southern Corroboree Frog only lives in an area of about 10 km2 (4 sq mi)?
... that the French mathematician Joseph Fourier discovered the greenhouse effect?
... that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated more than $80 million dollars to prevent children from getting diarrhoea caused by rotavirus?
13:52, 4 September 2011 (UTC)
... that Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs (pictured) resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the company on August 24, 2011?
... that scallops can regrow lost eyes?
... that Büsingen am Hochrhein is the only exclave of Germany?
... that the first European settlers to Norfolk Island found stone axes and parts of a canoe there?
... that the main ingredient of the drug ecstasy is illegal in most countries, yet many doctors think it could be used in psychotherapy?
15:54, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
... that Inō Tadataka (pictured) was the first person who made an accurate map of Japan?
... that in British law, no one except a registered farrier may shoe horses?
... that Alanis Morissette's international debut album, Jagged Little Pill, is the highest-selling debut album in music history?
... that in 2011, Cadel Evans became the first Australian ever to win the Tour de France?
... that Gun Hägglund was the first female news presenter in Swedish television?
18:03, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
... that polar bears (pictured) have 42 teeth?
... that Greenland may be three islands covered by an ice sheet?
... that the first Arab Indonesians settled in Indonesia around the fifth century?
... that The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd is the album which has spent the longest time ever on the Billboard charts?
... that the historic Cuckoo house in Virginia was damaged by the 2011 Virginia earthquake?
22:55, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
... that the ostrich (pictured) has the biggest eyes of all land animals?
... that when water freezes it expands by about 9 percent in volume?
... that the largest leaf has an area of over 30 square feet?
... that Scotland are the current winners of the football competition, the Homeless World Cup?
... that Perth is the windiest city in Australia?
00:09, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
... that London's (Houses of Parliament pictured) financial centre is the biggest in the world?
... that India is the largest democracy in the world by population?
... that there are 15 known cases where nuclear weapons have been lost at sea?
... that in 1887 Oyster Burns was fined $25 for throwing a baseball at an opposing pitcher?
... that "Enamorada de Ti" was the first tejano song to be mixed with freestyle music?
20:05, 9 November 2011 (UTC)
... that Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped University (pictured) is the first university in the world which is entirely for disabled people?
... that in September 2011, the British comedian David Walliams swam the 140-mile length of the River Thames and raised over £1,000,000 for Sport Relief?
... that Ralph Steinman is the only person to be awarded a Nobel Prize posthumously?
... that Windows XP is the most widely used computer operating system in the world?
16:34, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
... that the Voynich manuscript (pictured) is a 15th-century illustrated manuscript no one can read?
... that Selena was named the "Best Selling Latin Artist of the Decade" by Billboard?
... that it is impossible for pigs to look up to the sky?
... that Gaelic, one of the official languages of Scotland, is only spoken by 1.2% of Scottish people?
... that Adrian IV was the only English pope?
20:05, 11 December 2011 (UTC)
... that the Colorado potato beetle (pictured) has become resistant to over 50 chemicals used in pesticides?
... that Ben Nevis is the tallest mountain in the British Isles?
... that the egg of an Elephant bird is about 160 times larger than a chicken's egg?
... that when Enrique Granados's ship was torpedoed, he safely made it onto a lifeboat, but dived into the water to save his wife and drowned?
... that the lightest material ever made has 99.99% air in it?
14:15, 28 December 2011 (UTC)
... that pigs (pictured) can be taught to play video games?
... that the Great Lakes hold 21% of the world's surface fresh water?
... that Vienna was originally a Roman army camp called Vindobona?
... that some claim a group of aspen trees in Utah is the world's largest organism because the trees are all connected clones?
... that Sacagawea helped Lewis and Clark show Native Americans they did not want to hurt them during their trip?
19:27, 25 January 2012 (UTC)
... that large volcanic eruptions (pictured) can cause climate changes that last several years, so causing widespread famine?
... that the Hoxne treasure is the largest find of Roman silver and gold ever made in Britain?
... that Thompson Island, a phantom island reported to be near Bouvet Island, may have existed and disappeared because of volcanic activity?
... that Christopher Hitchens volunteered to be tortured by waterboarding so that he could write a magazine article?
... that the largest known frog, Beelzebufo, was big enough to have eaten baby dinosaurs?
21:00, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
... that most coral polyps (pictured) have single-celled algae which do photosynthesis?
... that Cinematic Sunrise's "A Coloring Storybook and Long Playing Record" included a coloring book and four colored pencils with the purchase of the record?
... that in 2011, 159 members of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed the same Equal Rights Amendment in Congress that was first offered in 1923?
... that Aberdeen Airport has the world's largest commercial heliport?
... that the description of plant species in biological classification was written in Latin until 1 January 2012, but now it can be written in English?
12:04, 9 March 2012 (UTC)
... that the tiny frog Paedophryne amauensis from New Guinea (pictured) is the smallest known vertebrate?
... that UNESCO says that 2,500 languages are at risk of becoming extinct?
... that the average person spends three years of their life on the toilet?
... that the deepest place on Earth is the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench, at 10,971 m (35,994 ft) (6.82 miles)?
... that Döbereiner's lamp was one of the first lighters?
11:22, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
... that UNESCO says the Jikji (pictured), made in Korea in 1337, is the world's oldest surviving book printed by movable metal type?
... that Carl Woese proposed that living things should be classified into three domains?
... that the name trombone comes from the Italian word for "large trumpet"?
... that the Hubble Ultra Deep Field is the most distant image ever taken, and shows the universe as it was about 800,000 years after the big bang?
... that hydrogen glows purple when it is in plasma state?
16:21, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
... that the Crater Lake (pictured) is the deepest lake in the United States?
... that the declaration of independence of the United States was mostly written by Thomas Jefferson?
... that the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 only lasted 13 days?
... that Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun, but has places where ice forms?
... that Arrhenius, in 1896, suggested the greenhouse effect would cause global warming?
12:38, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
... that Cézanne's The Card Players (pictured) is the world's most expensive painting?
... that neutrinos travel at the speed of light?
... that the Sun has a mass of 330000 times the mass of the Earth?
... that parasitism is more common than any other way of feeding?
... that Fermat's Last Theorem was proved by Andrew Wiles and Richard Taylor in 1994, 358 years after Pierre de Fermat wrote about it?