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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?