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30 January 2014Edit

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29 January 2014Edit

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28 January 2014Edit

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27 January 2014Edit

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26 January 2014Edit

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25 January 2014Edit

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  • ... that Renoir's oil painting La Parisienne (pictured) was shown at the first Impressionist exhibition, in Paris in 1874?
  • ... that Hussein Samatar was the first Somali American elected to public office in Minnesota?
  • ... that the mural on the Von Bock House in Tartu in Estonia shows a building that is just down the street?
  • ... that the prickly brown ray was accidentally discovered by an expedition to study shrimp in the Gulf of Mexico?
  • ... that Linda Nolan was labelled "Naughty Nolan" due to her posing in risqué publicity photos?
  • ... that although Piotr Skarga's Sejm Sermons political treatise was ignored during his lifetime, he was labeled a "patriotic seer" centuries after his death?
  • ... that because the Spitzen Gebel was used by Bremen piano movers, drinkers can get a "swig from the lamp"?

24 January 2014Edit

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  • ... that GCHQ replaced 50 buildings with a single doughnut (pictured)?
  • ... that Marie Jansen reportedly earned a half a million dollars in musical theatre, but after declaring bankruptcy was unable to pay her weekly seven dollar lodging bill while working as a seamstress?
  • ... that Charles Augustus Magnussen, villain in the Sherlock episode "His Last Vow", was described as "the one man [Sherlock] truly hates"?
  • ... that Juliana R. Force brought about the first public showing of American folk art in the United States?
  • ... that Cincinnati's Fenwick Club was established as a Catholic alternative to the YMCA?
  • ... that Tiwi islander Matthias Ulungura was the first Australian to take a Japanese prisoner-of-war on Australian soil during World War II?
  • ... that in the comedy film Frank, Michael Fassbender's character wears a large papier-mâché head throughout the film?

23 January 2014Edit

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22 January 2014Edit

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21 January 2014Edit

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20 January 2014Edit

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19 January 2014Edit

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18 January 2014Edit

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17 January 2014Edit

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16 January 2014Edit

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15 January 2014Edit

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  • ... that Cyclone Amara (pictured) caused a complete suspension of flights to and from Rodrigues?
  • ... that Orangina's bottle, shaped like an orange, with a glass texture designed to mimic the fruit, was introduced by Jean-Claude Beton in 1951?
  • ... that a New York Times reviewer wrote that Xiu Xiu's 2013 Nina Simone tribute album Nina accentuated Simone's "spooky, unsettling side"?
  • ... that ruins found underneath a Cairo market in 2006 could belong to the largest sun temple built by Ramesses II?
  • ... that Ameer Abdullah decided to return for his senior year at Nebraska because "life is bigger than football"?
  • ... that the hymn Soldiers of Christ, Arise is known as "The Christian's bugle blast" due to the military-based call to arms in its lyrics?
  • ... that Hal Peck reached Major League Baseball even after shooting off two of his toes?
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14 January 2014Edit

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13 January 2014Edit

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12 January 2014Edit

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11 January 2014Edit

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10 January 2014Edit

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  • ... that when the Statue of Richard Grosvenor (pictured) was created in the 1860s, it was said to have been the largest sculpture in Britain to be carved from a single block of marble?
  • ... that blind poet María Josefa Mujía was Bolivia's first woman writer after its independence?
  • ... that Kotschy's gecko climbs well despite not having adhesive pads on its toes?
  • ... that Gary Loveman was a Harvard professor before his present occupation as CEO of Caesars Entertainment, and his career became a business case study at Stanford?
  • ... that video game Dropsy began as an illustrated story for which the plot was guided by commentators on a Something Awful forum post?
  • ... that before his rugby career, Luke Baldwin competed in track and field in secondary school?
  • ... that instead of repairing their damaged ships at the Venetian arsenal in Corfu, many captains chose to sink them?

9 January 2014Edit

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8 January 2014Edit

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7 January 2014Edit

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6 January 2014Edit

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5 January 2014Edit

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4 January 2014Edit

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3 January 2014Edit

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2 January 2014Edit

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1 January 2014Edit

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