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01:42, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
- ... that Myrna Loy (pictured) was the first person to receive an Honorary Academy Award without ever receiving a nomination for an Academy Award for acting?
- ... that Canada has six time zones?
- ... that during the Reagan Era, the United States underwent the largest peacetime economic boom in American history?
- ... that Utah is the largest consumer of paid internet pornography in the United States?
- ... that Günter Schabowski's improvised answer to a press conference question caused massive crowds to gather around the Berlin Wall which led to its fall?
23:40, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Elizabeth II (pictured) is the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom?
- ... that former United States senator and Law & Order actor Fred Thompson discovered the Watergate tapes that led to Richard Nixon's resignation?
- ... that the word Oxbridge is used to describe the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge in England?
- ...that Antonio Vivaldi was known as "The Red Priest" because of the color of his hair?
- ... that United States senator Rand Paul once talked on the senate floor for twelve hours and fifty-two minutes?
18:00, 10 March 2017 (UTC)
- ... that during the 1940s, Ronald Reagan (pictured) worked for the FBI by giving names of actors who he believed were communists?
- ... that the University of Georgia was the first state university in the United States?
- ... that United States senator of Vermont Bernie Sanders recorded an album while he was mayor of Burlington?
- ... that the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida is 50 square miles in area?
- ... that Salvador Jorge Blanco was the first President of the Dominican Republic to be charged with corruption?
00:14, 1 April 2017 (UTC)
- ... that plans of creating the Washington Monument (pictured) began before George Washington became President of the United States?
- ... that Charles Manson told the authorities that prison had become his home and asked to stay?
- ... Frank Lloyd Wright wanted Fallingwater's design to be a close connection between the indoors and nature, and for the house itself to be natural?
- ... that Tony Award-winning actor Hal Holbrook has performed under the name Mark Twain longer than Samuel Langhorne Clemens did?
- ... that the first recorded use of the word China dates back to 1555?
16:28, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (pictured) was the first member of the royal family to be interviewed on television?
- ... that the 1932 horror movie White Zombie was the first movie to have zombies in it?
- ... that Herbert Hoover spoke Mandarin Chinese to his wife in the White House, so that the White House staff wouldn't understand them?
- ... that the Portuguese government gave physical punishments to those caught dancing capoeira?
- ... that a painting of bushranger Ned Kelly was sold for AU$5.4 million, the highest price ever paid for an Australian painting?
16:36, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the monotreme (pictured) are the only surviving animals in the Prototheria family?
- ... that Pope John Paul II was the first non-Italian pope in 455 years?
- ... that the population over the age of 65 in Vietnam are mainly female with the ratio of 1,921,652 of men and 3,092,589 of women?
- ... that Pat Hingle was offered the lead role in Elmer Gantry, but dropped out because he fell off an elevator leaving him with a fractured skull and one less finger?
- ... that chinchillas are sexually mature by the time they are eight weeks old?
02:34, 2 July 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Árpád Göncz (pictured) was the first democratically elected president of Hungary?
- ... that Corfe Castle is the oldest surviving structure from the 11th century?
- ... that early in his career, Harrison Ford's stage name was Harrison J. Ford (though he had no middle name) to stop the confusion with silent movie actor Harrison Ford?
- ... that lethal injection, a form of execution, was first thought of in 1888 and was put into use in 1977?
- ... that David Walker was CNN's first news anchor serving from 1980 through 1989?
00:06, 1 August 2017 (UTC)
- ... that Wrigley Field (pictured) has been the official stadium of the Chicago Cubs since 1916?
- ... that when elected in 1992, Kim Young-sam became the first civilian to be elected President of South Korea in over 30 years?
- ... that Guyana has the highest suicide rate of any country in the world?
- ... that after his death, E. L. Doctorow was described as "one of America's greatest novelists" by President Barack Obama?
- ... that This Land Is Your Land was written by Woody Guthrie after being tired of hearing Kate Smith singing on the radio?
01:03, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
- ... that during the "Age of McCarthyism", Charles Bronson (pictured) changed his stage name, from Charles Buchinsky, to avoid being called a communist?
- ... that sea devils are among the most widespread kind of anglerfish, found in all oceans from the tropics to the Antarctic?
- ... that Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn received such bad grades at grammar school that his teacher told him that he was never going to make anything of himself?
- ... that "Hallelujah" was written by Leonard Cohen while he banged his head in his underwear at his hotel room in New York City?
- ... that Robert Todd Lincoln was present during the assassinations of three United States Presidents (Lincoln, Garfield and McKinley)?
15:40, 2 October 2017 (UTC)
- ... that the Shanghai Tower (pictured) is home to the world's fastest elevator traveling at 20.5 meters per second (74 kilometre per hour)?
- ... that Chuck Berry served 18 months in jail for prostitution-related charges after helping a 14-year old Apache waitress cross the border?
- ... that during the Middle Passage, over 15% of African people (about 2 million) died while being sent to the Americas on slave ships?
- ... that at 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m) tall, Luther Strange of Alabama is the tallest United States senator in American history?
- ... that the Westminster attack in 2017 is the largest terrorist attack in London since the 7 July 2005 bombings?
16:47, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
- ... that upon his inauguration at 70 years old, Donald Trump (pictured) is the oldest person to have served as President of the United States?
- ... that the Willis Tower has about 40,000 fire sprinklers that cost over $4 million?
- ... that German doctor Ingeborg Rapoport, at age 102, is the oldest person to have received a doctorate degree?
- ... that Chicago is the largest city in the United States to have had a female mayor since 2012?
- ... that until his death in 2017, Mbah Gotho claimed to have been the oldest living person ever recorded with the claimed age of 146?
03:58, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
- ... that the extinct leedsichthys (pictured) is the largest fish known, with an estimated length of up to 16 meters?
- ... that Ellen DeGeneres holds the record for the most re-tweeted image ever, breaking the last record held by Barack Obama?
- ... that the first well-known book on carnivorous plants was published by Charles Darwin in 1875?
- ... that in May 2017, President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno became the world's only head of state in a wheelchair?
- ... that the Chicago "L" is the nickname for Chicago's rapid transit system?
19:30, 3 May 2019 (UTC)
- ... that Leonard Cohen (pictured) wrote about eighty different drafts of the song "Hallelujah" before finalizing the original version in 1984?
- ... that Tetris has been downloaded over 170 million times, making it the best-selling video game of all time?
- ... that Martin Van Buren was the first President of the United States who was born as a citizen of the United States?
- ... that in May 2017, Puerto Rico filed for the largest government bankruptcy case in American history?
- ... that before acting, Academy Award winner Martin Landau was hired as a cartoonist for The New York Daily News when he was a teenager?
20:50, 12 July 2019 (UTC)
- ... that the United States Capitol's dome (pictured) is 8,909,200 pounds of cast-iron with 108 windows and was constructed between 1855 and 1866?
- ... that Shelley Berman was the first comedian to win a Grammy Award and to perform at Carnegie Hall?
- ... that the 2017 movie Wonder Woman holds the record for highest-grossing movie directed by a woman?
- ... that Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal celebrated his bar mitzvah in September 2016 at the age of 113?
- ... that people who smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, have high cholesterol, and drink more coffee are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease?
20:21, 26 February 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Bernie Sanders' Dank Meme Stash (Sanders pictured) is a Facebook meme group inspired by Bernie Sanders in which is dedicated to political posts and has 394,448 members as of October 2019?
- ... that for his 82 year reign as king, Sobhuza II of Swaziland, is the longest reigning monarch in recorded history?
- ... that Richmond Park in London is about three times the size of Central Park in New York City?
- ... that after Stefán Karl Stefánsson's popularity increased from internet memes, a campaign for his cancer battle raised up to $115,000 of the $100,000 goal?
- ... that Stephen King created the character Pennywise the Clown after asking "what scared children more than anything else" which he felt were clowns?
04:22, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
- ... that some conifer cones (pictured) can only be opened using fire?
- ... that Coca-Cola can be bought and sold officially in every country, except Cuba and North Korea, due to trade bans?
- ... that Louis L. Mowbray was the first person to successfully breed both the Galapagos tortoises and penguins in captivity?
- ... that the Rijksmuseum makes images of their art available on the internet for anyone to use?
- ... that male platypuses have venomous spurs on their ankles?
15:30, 25 April 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Yellowstone National Park (pictured) was the first national park in the world?
- ... that Suzan DelBene won two elections to the United States House of Representatives on the same day?
- ... that Your Name is the highest-earning anime movie of all time?
- ... that American fast food company A&W also exists in Canada, however it is owned by a different company?
- ... that Gangkhar Puensum is the highest mountain on Earth to never be climbed?
15:30, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
- ... that voice actress June Foray (pictured) helped establish the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001?
- ... that in July 2017, the 2020 presidential campaign of U.S. Representative John Delaney became the earliest announcement of a presidential campaign at almost 21 months before the first presidential primary?
- ... that the Vatican did not want anyone to copy Gregorio Allegri's motet "Miserere mei Deus", calling for excommunication for anyone making a copy?
- ... that since 1998, DePaul University in Chicago has been the largest Catholic university in the United States?
- ... that in 1949, Milton Berle hosted the first telethon live on television?
16:03, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
- ... that 80% of Australia's (2011 census map pictured) population live on the eastern coast?
- ... that Joker is the highest Oscar nominated comic book movie, earning eleven nominations in 2020?
- ... that at 998 letters long, Hubert B. Wolfe+998 Sr.'s full name is the longest name in the world for a person?
- ... that at age 82 and 88, Christopher Plummer is the oldest actor to win and to be nominated for an Academy Award respectively?
- ... that Nancy Pelosi is the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, and she is the first to be the speaker twice since 1955?
13:37, 15 June 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Bernie Sanders (pictured) is the first presidential candidate to win the popular vote of the first three primary contests in a row?
- ... that at 52.5 million views, the final episode of Friends was the highest watched television episode of the 2000s?
- ... that the Falcon Heavy is currently the most powerful rocket in operation?
- ... that at over USD $22 million, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is the highest earning biographical documentary?
- ... that the M-185 in Michigan is the only state highway in America that does not allow motor vehicles?
12:22, 15 July 2020 (UTC)
- ... that the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (pictured) is the longest sea crossing bridge in the world?
- ... that James K. Polk has the shortest retirement than any other President of the United States when he died three months after leaving office?
- ... that K2 is one of the most dangerous mountains to climb, with one person dying for every four who reach the top?
- ... that Blackpink was the first female K-pop group to perform at the famed Coachella music festival?
- ... that Monowi, Nebraska is the only village in the United States with only one person living there?
22:23, 22 July 2020 (UTC)
- ... that before she was elected to Congress, Sharice Davids (pictured) was a mixed martial arts fighter?
- ... that the video game Clicker Heroes was once removed from the App Store because a Chinese company claimed that the name was trademarked in China?
- ... that the Eluanbi Lighthouse in Kenting National Park is the only armed lighthouse in Taiwan?
- ... that for his role in Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks was made an honorary member of the U.S. Army Rangers Hall of Fame?
- ... that the creator of DC Comics villain Joker is unknown because Jerry Robinson, Bob Kane and Bill Finger all claimed to have created him?
23:46, 29 July 2020 (UTC)
- ... that Pope Francis (pictured) released a progressive rock album in 2015 titled Wake Up!?
- ... that in 1957 the BBC aired a report showing a family picking from spaghetti trees as an April Fools' Day joke?
- ... that the 2019 NBA Finals was the first time a Canadian team won the championship?
- ... that President Herbert Hoover pushed a button in Washington, D.C. to turn on the lights for the Empire State Building when it opened?
- ... that with just 1,841 people living there in 2011, St Davids is the smallest city by population in the United Kingdom?
07:34, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
- ... that David Attenborough (pictured) is the only person to have won a BAFTA Award for programmes in each of black and white, colour, HD, 3D and 4K?
- ... that at 1,198 feet (365 m), the Vista Tower in Chicago will be the tallest skyscraper designed by a female architect?
- ... that Point Pelee National Park was the first national park in Canada to become a dark-sky preserve?
- ... that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest female member of the United States Congress in American history?
- ... that during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ecuador, the government began giving out cardboard coffins because of the high death rate?