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Instructions

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Did you know? (DYK) entries are interesting facts that many people may not know. On this page possible entries are listed and members of the DYK project assess the nominations for the DYK section. DYKs are listed on the Main Page.

How to enter a DYK

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List articles on this page under the Nominations area, below. The newest nominations go at the top. If you would like to make a nomination, you should read the rules below.

If there is a picture that you would like to see used with your nomination, please add it with your nomination as shown below. Any user may nominate a DYK suggestion.


  • Only one article can be nominated for a Did You Know hook.
    • This does not mean there can only be one link in the hook. It means the hook is to feature one article.
    • This main article is the link which is in bold. This article must meet the DYK rules.
    • Any other links in the hook are minor links.
  • Information presented in any article nominated for DYK should be verifiable and unbiased. There must be a citation of a credible source to support the fact contained in the hook.
    • Articles that are tagged for bias with {{NPOV}} or for lack of accuracy with {{Disputed}} are not suitable for DYK.
    • Articles where facts are questioned with {{fact}} tags may not be suitable.
  • The article linked should be easy to read.
  • Articles nominated for DYK should not be too short.
    • Three-sentence stubs are not suitable.
    • The text of the article must be at least 800 characters. The number of characters can be measured with this tool.
  • The hook used to encourage people to read the article should be interesting to read. Information mentioned in the hook should be in the article text (not in a footnote, or in a linked reference, or in an infobox).
    • Whether a hook is not interesting should not be a matter for only one reviewer to decide. The first reviewer marks as {{DYKalmost}} if they feel the hook is not sufficiently interesting, with wording like "Is there a more interesting hook?". If 2 assessors (including the initial one) agree that the hook is uninteresting and no alternative has been put forward, the nomination is rejected with {{DYKno}} and advice to the nominator that "2 reviewers feel that this hook is not interesting, please suggest an alternative hook."
    • Articles may be re-nominated, but a different hook must be chosen. Also, two different hooks of the same article should not be added to the same update or updates that follow each other.
  • DYKs should not be very good articles (VGA) already as VGAs already get their own spotlight on the Main Page as the "Selected article".
Proposed facts should
Suggested facts (also known as hooks) should be
Suggested pictures should be
Have in-line citations Interesting From Wikimedia Commons
Articles on living people must be carefully checked to make sure that no unsourced negative information is in the article Short (less than about 200 characters, including spaces) Small (100x100px)[1]
Articles with good references and citations are needed. Neutral Already in the article
  1. Formatting for pictures is: [[File:image name |right|100x100px]] and placed above the suggested fact.
  • Editors may only nominate up to four hooks at any one time. If more nominations are desired, existing nominations must either be removed, promoted to one of the DYK queues or placed in the holding area.
  • Hooks cannot be moved to a queue or removed from the nominations page until they have been there for a minimum of three days from the date they were originally posted. The only exception to this are hooks that can be "snowed". Hooks can also be removed if there has been no input from the nominator after five days from the last review. Unreviewed hooks however cannot be removed until there has been a review.


Please use one of the following templates when reviewing nominations.

Symbol Code Ready for DYK? Description
  {{DYKyes}} Yes No problems, ready for DYK
  {{DYKagf}} Yes, WP:AGF Hook cited to a source not on the Internet, but to a reliable publication.
  {{DYKfixed}} Yes, issue fixed. The issue preventing DYK, or the request for improvement has now been fixed.
  {{DYKalmost}} Almost Article is on the way to being ready for DYK, but the reviewer has questions.
  {{DYKno}} No Article is unable to be used on DYK, the time limit has passed, or there are larger reservations.


Nominations

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Please add new nominations below with newer nominations at the top. Nominations should be headed with a ===Level Three=== header containing a link to the article that the hook is from. If possible, all hooks should contain a relevant file from Wikimedia Commons – this can be a picture or a sound. The subject article should be '''bolded'''.


Seven Nation Army

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John Quincy Adams

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Carl Sagan

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Vegetable

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Adolf Hitler

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Ronald Reagan

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Carlo Acutis

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Katherine Johnson

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Holding area

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Hooks that are ready to be moved to a queue for update may be held in this area until a space in a queue becomes available. To be eligible to move into this area, a hook must meet all of the promotion guidelines as outlined above. Hooks in this area do not count towards a user's nomination limit. If you change or re-review a hook in this area, it must be moved back to the main nominations section for discussion to continue. The only changes permitted here are formatting or spelling changes, or adding an associated file.

Ebrahim Raisi

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Solovey (Go_A song)

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Anneliese Michel

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Jamie Lee Curtis

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Murder of Linda Andersen

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William Shockley

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Giorgia Meloni

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Marianne Wiggins

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  • ... that when Muslims were ordered to kill Salman Rushdie, his wife Marianne Wiggins also started hiding, even though she told him five days earlier that she did not want to be married to him anymore?

Dick Van Dyke

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Andrew Johnson

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Russia

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Cynisca

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Nude recreation

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Dishwasher

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  • ...that a socialite who was worried that her dishes would break while they were being washed came up with a successful design of a dishwasher in the late 19th century?

Pete McCloskey

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Simon Harris

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Mary Peltola

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Ima Keithel

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Pubic hair

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Olaf Scholz

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Ursula von der Leyen

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Dance the Night

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Gottfried Böhm

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Sahara

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  • ... that in the last hundred years, the Sahara has grown by about ten percent because of desertification?

José Andrés

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Red Sea crisis

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Trina Robbins

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  • ... that in 1970, cartoonist Trina Robbins (pictured) helped create the first comic book entirely produced by women?

Sultan bin Salman Al Saud

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Ostrich

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Names of Pakistan

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Akkadian Empire

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Houston

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Total Eclipse of the Heart

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Ancient Pakistan

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Charles Michel

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Jörn Donner

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Katie Britt

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Gandhara

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Olivia Rodrigo

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Lewis Strauss

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Lyndon B. Johnson

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Lyndon B. Johnson

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Kristi Noem

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Marianne Williamson

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Belarusian involvement in the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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J. Robert Oppenheimer

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Chicago River

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Functional illiteracy

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Kirby's Dream Course

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Harvard University

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Stan Lee

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Japanese spider crab

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Cillian Murphy

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Billie Eilish

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Toby Fox

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Alexander Graham Bell

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The Godfather

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  • ... that The Godfather made over $100 million in the box office 18 weeks after its release in 1972, making it the fastest movie to reach that number?

Harold Washington

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Abortion in France

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  • ...that abortion in France was protected in the French constitution in March 2024, making France the only country to have abortion as a constitutional right?

O'Hare station train crash

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Bernardo Arévalo

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Lily Gladstone

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Paracetamol

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Mario Party 8

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Eswatini

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  • ... that Swaziland changed their name to Eswatini because the old name sounded too similar to Switzerland?

Alejandro Mayorkas

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Kuwaiti dinar

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Carnivorous plant

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Super Bowl LVIII

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Kaja Kallas

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Vitali Klitschko

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Asha Bhosle

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Liverpool Women's Hospital bombing

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Xiomara Castro

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Acoustic Kitty

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Jeanine Áñez

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Emmanuel Macron

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Emmanuel Macron

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The Typewriter

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Pesse canoe

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  • ... that the Pesse canoe (pictured), a dugout dating back to between 7500 and 8000 BCE, may be one of the world's oldest boats?

Shireen Abu Akleh

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Medieval philosophy

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Poultry

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Lidia Gueiler

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Nikki Haley

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Kenneth Eugene Smith

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Daniel J. Evans

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In Guezzam

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Suriname

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  • ...that in Suriname most people who cannot read or write are women?

Masjid al-Haram

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Temple of Confucius, Qufu

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2024 Ecuadorian conflict

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Meat-Shaped Stone

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Margrethe II of Denmark

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Leopold and Loeb

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Gabriel Attal

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Bee hummingbird

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Indus Valley civilization

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Michael Myers

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Carmen Valero

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Borobudur

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25 or 6 to 4

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James Brady

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Seated Buddha from Gandhara

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Benazir Bhutto

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Bhutto in the United States in 1989

Napoleon

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Arirang

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Himalayan salt

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Postpartum depression

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Postpartum period

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Lee Jae-myung

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Hugh Aynesworth

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Trump International Hotel and Tower

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875 North Michigan Avenue

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Lee Miglin

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Henry Kissinger

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Wolfgang Schäuble

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Estonia

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The Dark Knight (movie)

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Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

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Oppenheimer (movie)

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Kaja Kallas

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Kukës

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Barbie (movie)

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Iris Apfel

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Norman Lear

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Giorgio Napolitano

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The Backrooms

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Doughnut

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  • ... that Canadians eat more doughnuts (pictured) per person than any other nation and Canada has more doughnut shops per person than any other nation?

1925 serum run to Nome

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Istanbul

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Ada Dietz

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Anglo-Zanzibar War

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Tunguska event

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Killing of Harambe

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Gaza Strip

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  • ...that the Gaza Strip has one of the youngest populations in the world as 43% of the people are age 14 or younger?

Breastfeeding

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Sausage

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New York City

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Rosalynn Carter

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  • ... that the first life on Earth appeared 3.6 billion years ago in the Archaean era?

Now and Then (Beatles song)

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Leonor, Princess of Asturias

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Jack Swigert

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Alexander Van der Bellen

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Taung Child

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  • ...that for a long time, no one saw the importance of the Taung Child, because of the Piltdown Man discovered about 12 years earlier?

Sidney Poitier

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Harold Macmillan

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Hostile architecture

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Free-produce movement

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Emma Corrin

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Clint Eastwood

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Richard Roundtree

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Dominica

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Mosquito

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  • ... that by causing over 700,000 deaths per year, mosquitoes (pictured) may be the deadliest threat to humans?

Rabies

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  • ...that only one person world-wide has survived rabies without vaccine treatment?
 
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  • ...that tea (pictured) is the second most consumed drink in the world, after water?

Mel Carnahan

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  • ... that in 2000, Mel Carnahan was elected to the U.S. Senate less than one month after he was killed in a plane crash?
 
  • ... that the McRib (pictured) from McDonalds was originally introduced in 1981, and it has been retired and reintroduced many times over the years?

Plastics

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  • ...that the name of former planet Pluto was suggested by a 11 year old schoolgirl named Venetia Burney?

Self-injury

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  • ... that in the age group of those 15 to 24 years old, about twice as many women hurt themselves than men?

Lavinia Valbonesi

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Cannabis

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Chicago

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  • ...that a day on the planet Venus (pictured) is longer than its year?

Canada

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  • ... that archaeologists have found pots of honey in ancient Egyptian tombs that are over 3,000 years old and still edible, meaning honey never spoils?

Milky Way

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... that the Andromeda Galaxy is moving towards the Milky Way Galaxy (pictured) and will collide with it in about 3.75 billion years?

The Road to Serfdom

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New York City

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Chicago Spire

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Daniel Noboa

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Panama

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Golden Gate Bridge

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Bacteria

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September 11 attacks

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  • ... that there are currently around 391,000 known living species of plants in the world?

Photosynthesis

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Chlorophyll

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  • ... that the amount of chlorophyll (pictured) in a leaf can be measured with a handheld meter?

Slavery

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  • ...that in 1809, a slave cost about 40,000 USD, in today's money, but in the 21st century, getting a slave costs as little as USD 90-100?

Japanese spider crab

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Condom

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Wikipedia

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  • ... that after having just 1 language on January 10, 2001, Wikipedia was available in 161 languages less than 4 years later?

Otavalo

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Fernando Villavicencio

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