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23:10, 19 August 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Abraham Lincoln greeted Harriet Beecher Stowe (pictured) at the White House in 1862 by saying, "So this is the little lady who made this big war."?
  • ... that Mary Queen of Scots was crowned queen when she was only 6 days old?
  • ... that the Keel-billed Toucan is the National Bird of Belize?
  • ... that Dick Van Dyke was once offered a role in the 1976 movie The Omen, but turned it down because of the movie's violent gory content?
  • ... that Chan's megastick is the longest insect in the world?

    19:34, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Susan Bogert Warner (pictured) is believed to be the first American writer to sell 1,000,000 copies of a book?
  • ... that many Chicago Cubs fans believe that the Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908 because of a curse that involved a goat?
  • ... that 2,000 people attended the 1863 wedding of General Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren?
  • ... that The Children's Magazine was the first magazine for children published in the United States?
  • ... that Richard Matheson came up with the idea for his novel I Am Legend after seeing Tod Browning's Dracula?

    13:41, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Jikji (pictured) is the world's oldest book printed from movable metal type?
  • ... that Bill Clinton was the first sitting President of the United States to be sued?
  • ... that Pope Francis is the first pope from the Americas and the first from the Southern Hemisphere?
  • ... that Jumbo was killed in St Thomas, Ontario, Canada?
  • ... that Ted Turner is the largest private landowner in the United States with a total of 1.75 million acres?

    19:05, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Mill Ends Park (pictured) is the world's smallest park, with a total area of 452 sq in (0.292 m2)?
  • ... that Sean Connery is the tallest actor to have played James Bond in the entire James Bond movie series?
  • ... that the first skyscraper in the world was built in Chicago, Illinois?
  • ... that The Color of Friendship was based on actual events between two girls from different races who overcame their racism?
  • ... that Love Brewster's 16-year-old servant Thomas Granger committed bestiality upon his master's livestock and was executed with the animals as the Bible commanded?

    05:31, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that bloodletting (pictured) is still used to treat a number of diseases today?
  • ... that the Daruma doll is a good luck symbol in Japan?
  • ... that Ronald Reagan is the only President of the United States to have been divorced?
  • ... that the Bijou Theater in Chicago is the longest-running gay adult theater and sex club in the United States?
  • ... that Canute was the only man to reign as King of England, Denmark and Norway?

    14:31, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that according to folklore, people looking into the eyes of Eternal Silence (pictured) will see a vision of their own death?
  • ... that Johann Sebastian Bach's Inventions and Sinfonias are often used by keyboardists as preparation for The Well-Tempered Clavier?
  • ... that Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy was advertised as "The Human Skye Terrier, the crowning mystery of nature's contradictions"?
  • ... that Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate won the first Tony Award for Best Musical?
  • ... that H. Price McGrath opened the first gambling house in the South, and bred Aristides, the winner of the first Kentucky Derby?

    20:43, 15 September 2013 (UTC)‎

  • ... that in 1987, President of Ecuador León Febres Cordero (pictured) was kidnapped for 11 hours by members of the Ecuadorian air force?
  • ... that the United States has no official language even though the most spoken language in the country is English?
  • ... that Harry F. Byrd, Jr. was the oldest former United States Senator before his death at the age of 98?
  • ... that French dancer Auguste Vestris was so famous that Parliament stopped sitting to see him perform?
  • ... that Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution which helped abolished slavery in the United States?

    07:50, 23 September 2013‎ (UTC)‎

  • ... that the Punch and Judy show (pictured) was named one of 12 icons of Englishness by the British Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport?
  • ... that the Moon drifts away from Earth at a rate of 4 centimeters per year?
  • ... that Helle Thorning-Schmidt is the first female Prime Minister of Denmark?
  • ... that Richard Griffiths got a standing ovation when he ejected an audience member whose phone rang three times during his performance on stage?
  • ... that Johnny Cash once broke his toe while trying to escape from jail by kicking the bars of his jail cell?

    12:24, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that the design of the Leather Pride Flag (pictured) was presented at the 1989 International Mr. Leather event in Chicago, Illinois?
  • ... that General Tom Thumb's wife, the midget Lavinia Warren, claimed descent from five Mayflower Pilgrims?
  • ... that Frank Lloyd Wright once had an apprentice who was married to Joseph Stalin's daughter?
  • ... that Quito was the first city in the world to be designated a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1978?
  • ... that if documents support his claim, Carmelo Flores Laura might become the world's oldest person ever known?

    04:04, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Caroline Kennedy (pictured) could become the first female ambassador to Japan if confirmed by the United States Senate?
  • ... that Franklin D. Roosevelt once had an affair with his wife's secretary and later avoided seeing her to protect his political career?
  • ... that Brian Sims was the first openly gay American football team captain in NCAA history?
  • ... that 16-year-old Giuseppina Bozzacchi was the first to play Swanhilda in Coppélia?
  • ... that Mike Embley was the first news reporter with a foreign crew to reach the 1989 San Francisco earthquake?

    04:26, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that a fountain (pictured) to the memory of Greyfriars Bobby was erected in Edinburgh in 1873?
  • ... that Buster Crabbe is the only actor to have played Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Tarzan — the three most popular pulp fiction heroes of the 1930s?
  • ... that José Sarria was the first openly gay candidate for a public office in the United States?
  • ... that Steven Spielberg helped establish the PG-13 movie rating for the Motion Picture Association of America?
  • ... that the O'Hare International Airport was originally built as a manufacturing factory for airplanes during World War II?

    19:09, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that the brown recluse spider (pictured) can go without food or water for more than a year?
  • ... that Frank Kameny was fired by the US Army in 1957 for being gay?
  • ... that as many as 12,000 animals were killed in the Berlin Zoo during the bombings of World War II?
  • ... that Frank Lloyd Wright's proposed skyscraper The Illinois would have been one mile (1,600 metres) high?
  • ... that Miley Cyrus's twerking at the MTV Video Music Awards program was the most tweeted about event in history, with 360,000 tweets per minute?

    04:55, 3 November 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that the Jack-o'-lantern (pictured) has its origin in the story of Stingy Jack?
  • ... that Edward Brooke was the first African-American politician to be popularly elected to the United States Senate?
  • ... that Mozart's opera Don Giovanni was first performed on October 29, 1787 in Prague?
  • ... that "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was one of the first works of fiction by an American writer to become popular outside the United States?
  • ... that John Williams has been nominated 48 times for an Academy Award, but only won five of them?

    19:10, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that The Wizard of Oz (poster pictured) was named the most-watched movie in history by the Library of Congress?
  • ... that Walter Camp is known as the "Father of American Football"?
  • ... that Ecuador has one of the greatest densities of volcanoes in the world?
  • ... that Lady Gaga bleached her hair blonde so she wouldn't look like Amy Winehouse?
  • ... that in 1945, then-Princess Elizabeth joined the British army as a truck driver and mechanic?

    06:19, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Alice Liddell (pictured) inspired Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass?
  • ... that the 1927 movie Wings was the first movie to win an Academy Award for Best Picture?
  • ... that that Jewish law says that Shabbat is the most important Jewish holiday?
  • ... that Jimmy Carter was the first President of the United States to be born in a hospital?
  • ... that the New Jersey Zombie Walk in October 2013 had the largest number of zombie walk participants ever?

    9:04, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) (pictured) was the first naval aircraft carrier to be named after a living former President of the United States?
  • ... that the city of Paris was originally named Lutetia Parisiorum by the Romans?
  • ... that Jack Klugman was the last surviving actor from the twelve jurors in the 1957 movie 12 Angry Men?
  • ... that Claude Debussy did not like his music to be called Impressionist?
  • ... that Bobby Fischer was 14 years old when he won his first United States chess championship?

    18:40, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that Tadeusz Mazowiecki (pictured) was the first non-communist prime minister of a country in the Eastern Bloc after World War II?
  • ... that contrary to popular belief, goldfish have a memory of at least three months and can be trained to perform tricks?
  • ... that Detroit, Michigan filed the largest municipal bankruptcy case in United States history?
  • ... that the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, gets its name from a set of waterfalls in a city park?
  • ... that Oprah Winfrey is the only African-American among the 400 richest people in the United States?

    05:11, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

  • ... that in 1963, Walter Cronkite (pictured) was the first television news reporter to broadcast the assassination of John F. Kennedy?
  • ... that the 1906 movie The Story of the Kelly Gang was the world's first full-length feature movie?
  • ... that Nelson Mandela got a job as a night watchman after being expelled from Fort Hare University?
  • ... that from the Willis Tower it is possible to see four U.S. states at once; Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin?
  • ... that London's Big Ben is the biggest four-faced, chiming clock in the world?

    22:11, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Robert G. Heft (pictured) designed the current United States 50-star flag as a school project?
  • ... that Mikhail Gorbachev won a Grammy Award in 2004 for his recording of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf?
  • ... that for hundreds of years, Vietnamese was written in Nôm, which looks like Chinese, but few people today can read this script?
  • ... that South Africa has separate legislative, executive, and judicial capitals: Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein?
  • ... that Douglas Wilder was the first African American governor of any U.S. state since the 1870s?

    06:50, 15 January 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Peter O'Toole (pictured) holds the record for most Academy Award nominations without a win by an actor?
  • ... that a great white shark's liver can weigh up to be 24 percent of its body weight?
  • ... that Benjamin Harrison was the first president of the United States to use electricity in the White House?
  • ... that William Ramsay discovered four elements, argon, neon, krypton, and xenon, and showed that they belong to a family of elements now called the noble gases?
  • ... that it took Frank Lloyd Wright 700 draft sketches of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum until the final design was created?

    00:23, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that the original Rainbow flag (original flag pictured) had a pink stripe, but was removed due to low mass production of pink cloth?
  • ...that although few people in modern times can read Sino-Vietnamese characters, thousands are being added to Unicode?
  • ... that Dad's Army star Clive Dunn had surgery to remove a third nipple as a child and nearly died of complications?
  • ... that Fred Stobaugh, 96, is the oldest artist ever to appear in the Billboard Hot 100?
  • ... that the deepest hole ever made was the Kola Superdeep Borehole in Russia, which reached 12,261 meters (7.6 mi) below the surface?

    20:22, 10 February 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that the American artist Albert Newsam (pictured) was born deaf and mute?
  • ... that Family Guy is the first animated series to be nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series since The Flintstones in 1961?
  • ... that Roger Ebert was the first movie critic to be honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
  • ... that as a child, Benjamin Franklin secretly wrote articles for his brother's newspaper?
  • ... that Batman made its first appearance in 1939 under the name "Bat-Man"?

    03:59, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that President José Mujica of Uruguay (pictured) donates 90 percent of his salary to charity?
  • ... that the first case of someone with Alzheimer's disease was diagnosed in 1906 by Alois Alzheimer?
  • ... that there is an urban legend about Walt Disney's body being cryonically frozen and buried at a Disneyland theme park?
  • ... that the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is the largest presidential library in the United States?
  • ... that Eugene Allen served as a White House butler for eight presidents of the United States from 1952 to 1986?

    23:53, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Huckleberry Finn author Mark Twain's (pictured) real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens?
  • ... that serial bomber Theodore Kaczynski was an assistant mathematician at the University of California, Berkeley?
  • ... that the Tianhe-2 is the fastest computer in the world?
  • ... that Alice Herz-Sommer was the oldest Holocaust survivor until her death, aged 110, in February 2014?
  • ... that the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan was planned by John Hinckley, Jr. to impress actress Jodie Foster?

    14:18, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Aron Ralston (pictured) amputated his own right arm to free himself from a boulder in south-central Utah?
  • ... that fungi are not plants, but are a separate kingdom of living things?
  • ... that Walter D. Ehlers was the last living Medal of Honor recipient who fought at Omaha Beach on D-Day?
  • ... that the innate immune system is in every animal and plant?
  • ... that there are at least three stories that tells why the food dish eggs benedict was named Benedict?

    12:54, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that the Vezina Trophy (pictured) is awarded every year to the best goaltender in the National Hockey League?
  • ... that the common wombat is the largest burrowing, planting-eating mammal in the world?
  • ... that the economic policy Reaganomics is a portmanteau word of Reagan and economics created by Paul Harvey?
  • ... that the Octopus card is the second contactless smart card system in the world?
  • ... that Robert A. M. Stern designed the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts?

    19:01, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that the Willis Tower has glass balconies (pictured) that stretch four feet out of the tower and allow visitors to see 1,353 feet (412 m) below them?
  • ... that Killer whales, or Orcas, hunt in family groups called pods?
  • ... that James Brady's death was said to be a homicide caused by a gunshot wound he received about 33 years ago?
  • ... that in 1852, 300 baby girls in Boston were named Eva after the character in Uncle Tom's Cabin?
  • ... that Jerry Maren is the last surviving munchkin character from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz?

    18:12, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that in 1982, Ronald Reagan (pictured) became the first American president to address the British Parliament?
  • ... that the 2012 NATO Summit was the first NATO summit held in the United States outside of Washington, D.C.?
  • ... that in 1943, George H. W. Bush was the youngest pilot in the United States Navy at the time?
  • ... that the Great Chicago Fire started as nine separate fires?
  • ... that Adolfo Suárez was the first democratically elected prime minister of Spain after the dictator Franco?

    17:38, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that on every St. Patrick's Day, the entire Chicago River (pictured) is dyed green?
  • ... that Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first President of the United States to be President of all 50 states?
  • ... that Nancy Reagan created the anti-drug campaign "Just Say No"?
  • ... that RMS Titanic captain Edward J. Smith was set to retire after the Titanic's maiden voyage, but died when it sank in 1912?
  • ... that the Space Needle was built to withstand winds up to 200 miles per hour (89 m/s) and earthquakes of up to 9.1 magnitude?

    14:21, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Ronald Reagan's speech "Tear down this wall!" (Reagan pictured) was originally delivered to honor the 750th anniversary of Berlin?
  • ... that James Madison was the shortest United States president at 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m)?
  • ... that the Home Insurance Building was the first building to be called a skyscraper?
  • ... that Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that isn't partly in Canada?
  • ... that the Capybara is the world's largest rodent?

    01:48, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that the date that Elizabeth I (pictured) became queen was a national holiday for two hundred years?
  • ... that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy?
  • ... that Washington National Cathedral was the site for the state funerals of three American presidents?
  • ... that the official name of Mexico is Estados Unidos Mexicanos, which means United Mexican States?
  • ... that Geoffrey Rush was the first Australian-born actor to win an Academy Award for acting?

    15:59, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Coco Chanel (pictured) was the only fashion designer to be named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people of the 20th century?
  • ... that former President of Ecuador Abdalá Bucaram was removed from office because he was declared as mentally unfit to rule by the Ecuadorian congress?
  • ... that Arsenal tube station is the only London Underground station named directly after a football club?
  • ... that Roman Emperor Caligula appointed a horse as priest?
  • ... that the windows of the 13th century La Sainte-Chapelle have 6,458 sq. ft. of glass?

    17:54, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that Juan Bosch (pictured) was the first democratically-elected President of the Dominican Republic?
  • ... that Emile Griffith was the first person from the U.S. Virgin Islands to become a world champion in boxing?
  • ... that Harry F. Byrd, Jr. was the first Independent politician to be elected to the U.S. Senate by a majority of the popular vote?
  • ... that Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like contest and lost?
  • ... that Edmund Muskie held the highest office by any Polish American in American history?

    16:24, 9 December 2014

  • ... that Hans Christian Andersen (pictured) always carried a rope on his travels to use as a fire escape?
  • ... that Jennie Wade was the only Gettysburg civilian killed directly during the Battle of Gettysburg?
  • ... that Uruguay was the first country in the world to legalize the use and sale of cannabis?
  • ... that Laika, the first animal to orbit the Earth, died in outer space when her spacecraft overheated?
  • ... that in 1978, Pope Paul VI offered his life as an exchange for the release of kidnaped-Italian Prime minister Aldo Moro?

    02:50, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

  • ... that George McGovern (pictured) decided to run for President of the United States in 1968 because Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated?
  • ... that Iran is the world's largest exporter and producer of caviar?
  • ... that Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer is the great-grandson of Canadian prime minister John Abbott?
  • ... that Americans eat eight billion chickens every year?
  • ... that former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt bought 38,000 cigarettes due to a fear of them being banned in Europe?

    03:30, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that until his death in 2014, FBI agent Walter Walsh (pictured) was the oldest living Olympic competitor at the age of 106?
  • ... that ostriches have the largest eyes of all land animals?
  • ... that Kenneth Arrow is the youngest person to have received Nobel Prize in Economics at the age of 51?
  • ... that the Euthanasia Coaster is a roller coaster that is designed to kill its riders?
  • ... that some sponges are carnivores?

    22:00, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Ronald Reagan (pictured) won more electoral votes in a single election than any other American president, winning 49 out of the 50 states?
  • ... that the Order of the Garter is the world's oldest national order to knighthood?
  • ... that Mary Rowlandson's 1682 book about her capture by Native Americans is considered America's first "bestseller"?
  • ... that Australia is the world's largest producer of bauxite?
  • ... that macadamia nuts are toxic to dogs?

    17:40, 8 August 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that W. S. Gilbert got the idea for his comic opera The Mikado (pictured, poster) when a Japanese sword fell from the wall of his room?
  • ... that Hoyt Wilhelm was the first relief pitcher in the Baseball Hall of Fame?
  • ... that during World War II, Louis Zamperini survived 47 days in a lifeboat in shark infested waters after his aircraft was shot down?
  • ... that Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. was made a special member of the FBI for his role in the television series The F.B.I.?
  • ... that Mexican comedian Chespirito's stage name means Little Shakespeare in Spanish?

    00:15, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Bernie Sanders (pictured) is the longest serving Independent member of Congress in American history?
  • ... that Chinchillas are sexually mature by the time they are eight weeks old?
  • ... that John Forbes Nash, Jr. won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 for his works in game theory and differential geometry?
  • ... that Five Nights at Freddy's is downloaded about 4,694 times per day, earning about $12,879 per day?
  • ... that Buddy Roemer decided to end his presidential campaign during the 2012 U.S. presidential election because the Republican Party did not include him in any of the debates?

    00:54, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that the elephant symbol (pictured) of the U.S. Republican Party was first used in a political cartoon by Thomas Nast in 1874?
  • ... that Bobby Jindal is the first Indian-American to run for President of the United States?
  • ... that the Liger is an animal that comes from a breed of a male lion and a female tiger?
  • ... that Fred Rogers, creator of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, decided to go star on television after seeing a show about people throwing pies at each other?
  • ... that Guatemala is the world's largest producer and exporter of cardamom?

    00:29, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Donald Trump (campaign slogan pictured) trademarked Ronald Reagan's campaign slogan for his own presidential campaign?
  • ... that San Francisco was originally called Yerba Buena before being renamed in 1848?
  • ... that legendary horror movie actor Vincent Price narrated Michael Jackson's hit song "Thriller"?
  • ... that the University of Chicago has the highest amount of Nobel Prize winners than in any other institutions in the world?
  • ... that at age 17, Malala Yousafzai is the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize?

    15:39, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that the skull of a Tyrannosaurus (pictured) can measure up to 5 feet (1.5 m) in length?
  • ... that Leonid Hurwicz is the oldest person to win a Nobel Prize at the age of 90?
  • ... that the White House was originally named the Executive Mansion before being renamed in the early 1900s by President Theodore Roosevelt?
  • ... that multimillionaire and killer John Eleuthère du Pont was such a big fan of wrestling that he was buried with his wrestling singlet?
  • ... that the state funeral of Ronald Reagan was the first state funeral in the United States since 1973?

    13:22, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that astronaut and former United States senator John Glenn (pictured) is the oldest man to have ever been in outer space at the age of 77?
  • ... that the Scottish Cup is the oldest national football trophy in the world?
  • ... that American astronomer Carolyn S. Shoemaker holds the record for most comets discovered by a single person?
  • ... that much of the world's crude oil supply comes from Saudi Arabia?
  • ... that Tara Lipinski is the youngest figure skater to win a gold medal in the history of the Winter Olympics?

    13:05, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Aerogel (pictured) is the world's lightest material?
  • ... that Ronald Reagan was the first President of the United States to postpone the State of the Union Address?
  • ... that there are 480 million alveoli in the average human lung?
  • ... that Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper company because of his "lack of creativity"?
  • ... that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling announced that character Albus Dumbledore is gay?

    18:51, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass (pictured) was drafted into the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the Nazi Party?
  • ... that the Republic of Molossia is a micronation located in the U.S. state of Nevada?
  • ... that Stan Freberg was said by Sir Paul McCartney to be the influence to The Beatles' anarchic behavior?
  • ... that the Willis Tower has the highest public viewing area in the United States?
  • ... that at age 84, Robert Duvall is the oldest actor to have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor?

    22:40, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that each red star on the Flag of Chicago (pictured) represents an important event in the city's history?
  • ... that in 1992, then-President of the United States George H. W. Bush vomited on the laps of the Prime Minister of Japan?
  • ... that the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center has a piece of the Berlin Wall?
  • ... that Lincoln Chafee was the only Republican United States senator to vote against authorizing the use of force to remove Saddam Hussein from power?
  • ... that Jordan is the largest producer of mineral phosphate in the world?

    17:10, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Vice President Joe Biden (pictured) thought of resigning after his son's death in 2015?
  • ... that Columbia Records is the oldest existing recording company in the world?
  • ... that Hershey's founder Milton S. Hershey began experimenting with chocolate at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893?
  • ... that Lung cancer kills more women than breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer combined?
  • ... that President of the United States Zachary Taylor was never a resident of the United States?

    20:28, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that soap bubbles (pictured) get their colors from iridescence?
  • ... that George W. Bush was the first President of the United States to deliver a speech in both Spanish and English?
  • ... that the name Wikipedia is a combination of the two words; wiki, a Hawaiian word for quick, and encyclopedia?
  • ... that President of Cyprus Glafcos Clerides was one of the last European leaders to serve in World War II?
  • ... that Delaware was the first of the Thirteen colonies to accept the United States constitution in 1787?

    23:51, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Clams (pictured) do not have any of the five senses such as; smell, taste, sight, hearing, and feeling?
  • ... that Dwight D. Eisenhower was the first President of the United States to be President of all 50 states?
  • ... that Budapest has the oldest subway-line in Europe?
  • ... that doctor Dean Brooks appeared as a doctor in the 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest because it was filmed at his hospital?
  • ... that the Berlin Wall was about 168 km (104 miles) long?

    15:49, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (pictured) owned the largest collection of pornography in history?
  • ... that Alaska is the largest state in the United States?
  • ... that Richard Farnsworth is the oldest person to receive an Academy Award nominated for Best Actor in a Leading role at the age of 79?
  • ... that Perfume was thought to be a medical substance by Iraqi philosopher Al-Kindi?
  • ... that Bert Trautmann once broke his neck when playing at the 1956 FA Cup Final and finished the game despite his injuries?

    16:11, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that United States senator Orrin Hatch (pictured) was interested in serving the Supreme Court of the United States, but gave up on the idea because of his age?
  • ... that female Kangaroos have three vaginas?
  • ... that Governor of Washington, Daniel J. Evans was such close friends with serial killer Ted Bundy that he served as an aide for Evans' campaign?
  • ... that the top of the Eiffel Tower leans away from the sun, as the metal facing the sun heats up and expands and can move as much as 7 inches?
  • ... that President of the United States Chester A. Arthur took the oath of office at his own house?

    09:36, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Yogi Berra (pictured) sued Hanna-Barbera for defamation over the character Yogi Bear?
  • ... that all teas are made from the Camellia sinensis plant?
  • ... that Jeb Bush was the first Republican Governor of Florida to be elected for two terms?
  • ... that female bald eagles are 25 percent larger than males?
  • ... that in 1862, Francis Preston Blair told his slaves that they could "go when they wished", but only one of them took the offer?

    00:59, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Jimmy Carter (pictured) is the only President of the United States to have been interviewed by Playboy Magazine?
  • ... that crocodiles can not move their tongues?
  • ... that William Shakespeare has created about 1,700 modern-day English words?
  • ... that Chicago has the highest amount of Polish people living outside of Warsaw?
  • ... that the state funeral of Josip Broz Tito was the largest state funeral in the world?

    17:48, 15 November 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that parrots (pictured) are thought to have originated from Europe about 50 million years ago?
  • ... that Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy once wrote a song about Bilbo Baggins called The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins?
  • ... that with a production budget of $410 million, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the most expensive movie ever made at the time of its release, even after adjusting for inflation?
  • ... that Confederate States Army general P. G. T. Beauregard created the Louisiana state lottery?
  • ... that Alzheimer's disease first affects the narrow area of the medial temporal lobe called the transentorhinal region?

    20:02, 25 November 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that Hugo Chávez (pictured) once spoke at the United Nations in which he said that George W. Bush was the devil?
  • ... that the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders was the first presidential campaign to earn one million dollars in individual donations?
  • ... that the United States government paid an average of $1.8 million to the families of the victims of the September 11 attacks?
  • ... that Grover Cleveland was the first Democrat elected as President of the United States after the American Civil War?
  • ... that the oldest condoms ever found were from the 1640s and were made from animal and fish intestines?

    12:46, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

  • ... that the Northern bluefin tuna (pictured) is the largest kind of tuna?
  • ... that before becoming a United States representative, Paul Ryan was a fitness instructor and speechwriter for Jack Kemp?
  • ... that the city of Knoxville has been called "The Streaking Capital of the World" and "The Underwear Capital of the World"?
  • ... that United States senator Lindsey Graham never lost an election during his political career?
  • ... that pneumonia kills more children under the age of five than any other disease, claiming a young life every 20 seconds?

    03:49, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

  • ... that some fruit flies (pictured) can get drunk depending if they have a gene called "Happy Hour"?
  • ... that Stephen Colbert was granted a Super PAC for the South Carolina Republican Party primaries in the 2012 U.S. presidential election?
  • ... that Psycho was the first motion picture to feature toilets?
  • ... that David Letterman is the longest-serving late-night talk show host in television history?
  • ... that light does not necessarily travel at the speed of light, the slowest light ever recorded moving was at is 38 mph?