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- ... that Julia Roberts (pictured) was the first actress to earn $20 million for a film?
- ... that Arsenal won the 2014 FA Community Shield despite resting their three German internationals who had won the World Cup Final earlier that year?
- ... that the chronicler Roger of Wendover called the 12th-century English nobleman Peter de Maulay one of King John of England's "evil counsellors"?
- ... that with Pakistani coordination, the Afghan Army launched the Kunar offensive after militants attacked Afghan outposts in 2014?
- ... that the tunicate Polycarpa fibrosa lives buried in sand or gravel with just its siphons protruding?
- ... that during the German bombardment of Scarborough in December 1914, Rev Charles Mackarness continued the Holy Communion service at St Martin's Church, despite the noise and damage to the church?
- ... that the 1914 silent film St. Elmo was financially successful despite a Variety review calling it less valuable than unexposed film?