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7 May 2021
Rosa von Milde
6 May 2021
Spherical concretion on Ward Beach
Róża Maria Goździewska
5 May 2021
Interior courtyard of the Currency Building
- ... that Kolkata's Currency Building (pictured) has housed the Agra Bank, an office for the issue and exchange of currency, the Reserve Bank of India, and a public art museum?
- ... that Vieno Simonen was first elected to the Finnish parliament in 1948, ten years after she was widowed with seven children?
- ... that Langston Hughes allowed his poem "Mississippi–1955", written in response to Emmett Till's lynching, to be republished in all newspapers that wanted to?
- ... that Chris Horn, founder of the NASDAQ-listed IONA Technologies, was still living with his wife and four children in a three-bedroom semi-detached house at a time when his net worth exceeded 300 million dollars?
- ... that the Los Angeles restaurant El Cholo Spanish Cafe is credited with introducing the burrito to the U.S.?
- ... that the fossil torchwood genus Barghoornia was named in honor of paleobotanist Elso Barghoorn?
- ... that Frederic Growse finished the first complete and illustrated English translation of the Ramayana of Tulsidas in 1883?
- ... that the play Karl Marx in Kalbadevi depicts an imaginary visit by Marx to Kalbadevi, the hyper-capitalist area of Mumbai, India?
"The finest two acres of private garden" in Scotland
4 May 2021
Model of the Flying Dutchman
- ... that the Flying Dutchman (model pictured), a locomotive powered by a horse on a treadmill, could carry 12 passengers at speeds of around 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)?
- ... that toy manufacturer siblings Nick, Anna, and Mat Mowbray bought Coatesville mansion near Auckland, New Zealand, for NZ$32.5 million when they were in their early thirties?
- ... that safe listening prevents risks to hearing from voluntary sound exposure rather than unwanted noise?
- ... that "Kiss Me More" interpolates the melody from "Physical" by Olivia Newton-John?
- ... that a report by Witold Pilecki, a Polish resistance fighter who infiltrated Auschwitz, was translated into English in 2012 as The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery?
- ... that Facebook has estimated that fake news reached 126 million voters on social media in the 2016 United States presidential election?
- ... that one of the Cehennemağzı Caves in northwestern Turkey features a very old Christian church, which was used as a secret place of worship in the first years of Christianity?
- ... that geographer John Fraser Hart does not use a computer, preferring to type emails on his typewriter and have an assistant re-type them digitally?
3 May 2021
- ... that in North America, the Hercules ant (pictured) tends aphids, as well as the larvae of the silvery blue butterfly?
- ... that Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television is the first book that collects information from various sources to determine how the wide availability of television affects society?
- ... that after the BBC suspended its regular programming following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the broadcaster received criticism for its continuous coverage of the event?
- ... that Aaron Nola was the first Philadelphia Phillies pitcher since 1989 to make his major league debut the year after he was drafted?
- ... that the live-action television drama adaptation of Kakafukaka was the first show broadcast on MBS's programming block, Drama Tokku?
- ... that for his 2015 mural Mutual Entanglements, artist Sandeep Mukherjee instructed the gallery to install the 10 panels in whatever order and orientation they wanted?
- ... that the president of the Palestine Oriental Society was of the opinion that the monuments and antiquities of Palestine belonged to the Palestinians?
- ... that on Christmas Eve in 1917, Lieutenant Cedric Naylor and some of his crew remained aboard their sinking ship so they could fire upon the submarine that had torpedoed her?
72nd Street station original entrance
- ... that the original entrance to New York City's 72nd Street station (pictured) was once called "a miserable monstrosity as to architecture" and recommended for demolition?
- ... that the 2011 single "Chic C'est la Vie" by Luann de Lesseps was called "stunningly un-self-aware and over the top" by a critic?
- ... that Philadelphia Phillies backup catcher Andrew Knapp changed his number in 2018 to honor Roy Halladay and then a second time in 2020 to honor Dick Allen?
- ... that in Open Wounds, Vicken Cheterian argues that "by censoring the Armenian Genocide, its impact, traces and consequences do not simply disappear. It continues in various forms"?
- ... that actress Bertha Belmore starred in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1925 with W. C. Fields and Will Rogers?
- ... that Class 1 protected forests in Sabah, such as Tenompok Forest Reserve, Tawai Forest Reserve, Binsuluk Forest Reserve, and Ulu Telupid Forest Reserve, are threatened by encroaching agriculture, illegal logging, and man-made fires?
- ... that Canadian geneticist Phyllis McAlpine was among the first to promote a unified gene nomenclature system and helped found the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee?
- ... that there is a mountain of gold in French Guiana?
2 May 2021
- ... that Sussex Drive (pictured) forms part of a ceremonial route used by foreign dignitaries and royal visitors to Canada?
- ... that Mikoto Misaka, a fictional character from A Certain Magical Index, inspired the name of Bilibili, a real-life streaming service?
- ... that the Fuller Building, with a black granite base and limestone tower, has been called "the Brooks Brothers of Art Deco"?
- ... that in 1908, Louisa Wilkins went to Damascus without local language skills, wearing long skirts and riding side saddle?
- ... that Kanye West and Spike Jonze expanded a music video for "See You in My Nightmares" into the film We Were Once a Fairytale?
- ... that Rumahis ibn Abd al-Aziz, the governor of Palestine for Caliph Marwan II, escaped to Islamic Spain where he became governor of Algeciras and Sidonia?
- ... that the Christuskirche, a German Protestant parish church in Paris completed in 1894, has been a venue for performances of Bach's Christmas Oratorio?
- ... that the Cloud9 League of Legends division won back-to-back League of Legends Championship Series titles in their first two seasons of existence?
Detail from Matilda de Bailleul's illuminated psalter
1 May 2021
Charles A. Bevilacqua