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30 November 2006Edit

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29 November 2006Edit

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28 November 2006Edit

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27 November 2006Edit

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26 November 2006Edit

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25 November 2006Edit

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24 November 2006Edit

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23 November 2006Edit

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22 November 2006Edit

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21 November 2006Edit

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20 November 2006Edit

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19 November 2006Edit

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18 November 2006Edit

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17 November 2006Edit

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16 November 2006Edit

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15 November 2006Edit

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14 November 2006Edit

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13 November 2006Edit

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12 November 2006Edit

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11 November 2006Edit

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10 November 2006Edit

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9 November 2006Edit

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8 November 2006Edit

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  • ...that it is customary in Jewish homes to decorate the wall in the direction of prayer — mizrah — with artistic wall plaques (pictured) inscribed with the word mizrah, scriptural passages, kabbalistic writings, or pictures of holy places?
  • ...that an area of 500 hectares in the centre of Bucharest razed in the 1980s at the orders of Ceauşescu was called Ceaushima by the Bucharest residents?
  • ...that shark threat display is an exaggerated swimming style exhibited by some sharks when they perceive they are in danger?
  • ...that the Buddhist monk Tetsugen spent twenty years in an attempt to publish the Chinese scriptures of Buddhism in Japan, because he kept giving away the money he collected for the purpose?
  • ...that Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, the grandson of the late Philippine President Sergio Osmeña, was a Vice President of SEROS, Inc and Apex Realty and Developers in California?

7 November 2006Edit

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6 November 2006Edit

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5 November 2006Edit

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4 November 2006Edit

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3 November 2006Edit

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2 November 2006Edit

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1 November 2006Edit

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  • ...that Sigrid Hjertén (pictured), a crucial figure in Swedish modernism, suffered from schizophrenia and tragically died following an awkwardly performed lobotomy?
  • ...that the Siege of Constantinople by the Rus in 860 is known primarily from the writings of Patriarch Photius, who referred to the invaders as "a swarm of wasps" and compared their attack to "a thunderbolt from heaven"?
  • ...that the sculpture Reverence which depicts two whale tails, is not on permanent display near the ocean but on a grassy knoll in an open green field?
  • ...that Pontus Hultén was an art collector and pioneering museum director who wanted modern art to be accessible to the public in a user-friendly viewing storehouse?
  • ...that in 1943, Prigat, a small and newly created juice manufacturer at the time, sold 775,000 syrup bottles to the British Army in Israel?
  • ...that the large pothole in Archbald Pothole State Park in Pennsylvania formed about 13,000 years ago in the Wisconsin glaciation, but was not discovered until 1884 by a coal miner?
  • ...that modern digital sundials display the current time with numerals rather than marking it with position?