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Did you know is a section taking interesting facts from articles that meet DYK requirements. To list a new fact, make a suggestion on the talk page.

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Heloísa Pinheiro in 2006

  • ... that the songwriters for the bossa nova song "The Girl from Ipanema", wrote it after seeing 17-year-old model Heloísa Pinheiro (pictured) walking down Ipanema?
  • ... that in the 1780s, Christian Gottlieb Kratzenstein built a machine that was able to imitate speech sounds?
  • ... that before becoming Governor of North Dakota, Doug Burgum owned a small technological startup company and sold it to Microsoft for $1.1 billion in 2001?
  • ... that County Hall in London, a grade II* listed building, now hosts an aquarium?
  • ... that the Eiffel Tower in Paris was initially constructed as a temporary exhibit for the 1889 World's Fair, but it has since become one of the most iconic landmarks in the world?
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