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30 December 2005
- 16:52, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Cumberland Gap Tunnel between Kentucky and Tennessee replaced a stretch of road that had been called "Massacre Mountain" because of the number of motorists killed there?
- ...that Sesame Beginnings was spun-off the long-running Sesame Street, and is designed to increase family interactivity?
- ...that The Berghoff restaurant in Chicago will close on 28 February 2006 after 107 years of operation by three generations of the Berghoff family?
- ...that the Imperial Railway Company of Ethiopia attempted unsuccessfully to build a railroad from Djibouti to Addis Ababa in the 1890s?
- 09:41, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Wilson Peak in Colorado has been used in dozens of national and local advertising campaigns because of its charismatic and characteristically rugged mountain appearance?
- ...that, in 1974, intruder Marshall Fields drove a vehicle through the gates of the White House, prompting a review in security measures by the U.S. Secret Service?
- ...that Jöran Persson, King Eric XIV of Sweden's most trusted counselor, was executed by King John III of Sweden for his role in suppressing the nobility?
- ...the Stadion Graz-Liebenau in Austria was renamed after controversy over Arnold Schwarzenegger's decisions in recent death penalty cases in California?
- 02:19, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Moika River in St Petersburg was originally spanned by four bridges only: the Blue, the Green, the Yellow, and the Red?
- ...that Dimba was the top goalscorer of the 2003 Brazilian football championship?
- ...that PSUC viu was formed by a group of hardline communists in Catalonia, Spain in 1997, as the historical Unified Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSUC) became dormant?
- ...that Kellie Castle in Scotland dates back to 1150 and it is rumoured that the 5th Earl of Kellie hid there in a burnt-out tree stump for the entire summer following the Battle of Culloden in 1746?
29 December 2005
- 14:45, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the 14th-century Lennoxlove House in East Lothian, Scotland contains many important artworks and artefacts, including the death mask of Mary, Queen of Scots?
- ...that ministeriales formed the core of the knightly class in the 15th-century Germany?
- ...that Garo Yepremian was voted as Kicker of the Decade by the Pro Football Hall of Fame between 1970 and 1980?
- ...that the 13th-century Tale of the Greenlanders is one of the main sources of information for the Norse colonization of the Americas?
- 01:33, 29 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that it was at Petersberg where the Bonn Agreement concerning Afghanistan was actually negotiated and signed?
- ...that Frank Ticheli is an American composer whose works have become particularly notable as standards in concert band repertoire?
- ...that Corry v. Stanford was a California court case that declared Stanford University's speech code illegal under the freedom of speech protections of the state's Leonard Law?
- ...that Mifune Chizuko, a Japanese clairvoyant, was reported to have read messages written inside hidden envelopes?
28 December 2005
- 10:48, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the American Bridge Company, builders of four of the world's tallest buildings, was founded on land in Ambridge, Pennsylvania that was bought from the Harmony Society whose celibacy practice led to their decline?
- ...that Benjamin Franklin's phonetic alphabet was Franklin's proposal for a spelling reform of the English language?
- ...that several cases of interactions between Buddhism and the Roman world are documented by Classical and early Christian authors?
- ...that veduta was the most popular genre of landscape painting in the 18th century?
- 01:15, 28 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Dunmore Pineapple was a folly where pineapples were grown in Scotland from 1761 and that it was built by the 4th Earl of Dunmore, John Murray, who later became governor of Virginia Colony in North America?
- ...that Murray Raney, who developed the Raney nickel catalyst, did not attend high school?
- ...that the greatest shrine of the Pochayiv Lavra in Ukraine is a footprint left by the Theotokos on the rock after she appeared to the monks in the shape of a column of fire?
- ...that the short-lived Apple Network Servers were the last non-Macintosh computers manufactured by Apple?
27 December 2005
- 14:03, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Cassiobury Park is the principal amenity area of Watford, Hertfordshire, in England?
- ...that Nottinghamshire and England cricketer Charles Wright was the first captain to declare an innings closed?
- ...that Rickard D. Gwydir, an early settler of Washington state, was born in Kolkata and served in the Confederate army before being named Indian agent of the Colville Indian Reservation?
- ...that the former English football player Eric Brook is the all-time record goalscorer for Manchester City F.C. with 178 goals?
- 00:14, 27 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Italian Renaissance architect and stage designer Nicola Sabbatini discovered that the l'œil du prince ("the prince's eye") has the best perspective of the stage of any seat in a theater's audience?
- ... that Lake Karachay in Russia is the most polluted spot on earth?
- ...that the first Superman character in Superman's publication history, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was not a hero, but a villain?
- ...that Rue de l'Abbaye in Paris takes its name from an abbey where the Merovingian kings of France used to be interred?
26 December 2005
- 20:02, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the 1966 New York City transit strike at the start of the mayoralty of John V. Lindsay was led by the defiant Irish-born TWU founder Mike Quill, who was briefly jailed for leading the illegal strike, and died before the month was out?
- 18:07, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that sand festivals are held all over the world and not only on sandy beaches?
- ...that John Kemble, hanged in 1679 for his part in the Titus Oates plot, was subsequently canonized by the Roman Catholic Church?
- ...that a nineteenth century utopian socialist community known as Kaweah Colony identified the world's largest tree now called the General Sherman tree, and named it after Karl Marx?
- ...that the song "Wildwood Flower" evolved from a 19th century parlor song called "I'll Twine 'Mid the Ringlets" and that the song was most famously performed by the Carter Family?
- 11:02, 26 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Khabarovsk Railway Bridge, the longest in Eurasia, was originally named Alekseyevsky after Tsesarevich Alexis?
- ...that Dan Brown's depictions of core aspects of Christianity and the history of the Roman Catholic Church in his most famous novel have generated numerous criticisms of The Da Vinci Code among critics who feel that much of what he wrote is factually inaccurate?
- ...that a new free trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore will come into effect on 1 January 2006?
- ...that electrogas welding is an arc welding process commonly used in the shipbuilding industry?
23 December 2005
- 14:30, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Krzysztof Zygmunt Pac sponsored the construction of Pažaislis monastery, one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Lithuania?
- ...that a historic Water Village built on stilts above a river is home to ten percent of the population of the country of Brunei?
- ...that while the Berber scholar Arsène Roux of France collected and studied an enormous amount of Sous Berber texts and manuscripts, almost nothing from his scholarly work actually saw publication during his lifetime?
- ...that the defeat of the Welsh army in the Battle of Orewin Bridge effectively ended the independence of medieval Wales?
- 06:47, 23 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Cavenagh Bridge, the only suspension bridge in Singapore, was originally designed as a drawbridge but on its completion in 1869 was found to be suitable only as a fixed structure, and is now a pedestrian bridge?
- ...that forced labor of Germans in the Soviet Union was considered as part of war reparations to cover the damages inflicted by Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union during the World War II?
- ...that in 1994, Greg Landry was a key reason why Illinois had the second-best passing offense in the Big Ten, which eventually carried the team to a 30-0 win in the Liberty Bowl over East Carolina, the school’s first bowl appearance in 16 seasons?
- ...that dead yellow patches in suburban Australian lawns are often the work of Christmas beetle larvae?
22 December 2005
- 15:47, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Nativity Church at Putinki was the last pyramidal church constructed in Muscovite Russia?
- ...that the film I'm No Angel (1933) starred Mae West as a circus lion tamer, and that West did her own stunts including riding an elephant into the ring and putting her face between the lion's jaws?
- ...that the Housing Act 1980 was an Act of Parliament that gave residents of council houses in Great Britain the right to buy their residence?
- ...that the early Italian composer Gherardello da Firenze belonged to the Benedictine order of the Vallombrosa?
- 00:10, 22 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Francis Wayland Parker, creator of the Quincy Plan and founder of the School of Education at the University of Chicago, was called the "father of progressive education" by American educational reformer John Dewey?
- ...that the Karamanli dynasty of 18th century Tripoli depended almost entirely on piracy for its income?
- ...that the In Soviet Georgia advertisements for Dannon yogurt helped to reverse negative growth in the company's United States division?
- ...that David Tweed is an Australian share market trader who has attempted to purchase shares from small investors for less than the market price?
21 December 2005
- 17:14, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc was inscribed on the World Heritage List as "one of the most exceptional examples of the apogee of Central European Baroque artistic expression"?
- ...that Clinton v. Jones established that a President of the United States was not exempt from being sued by private citizens in civil lawsuits?
- ...that the Kanembu, an ethnic group of Chad, are generally considered the modern descendants of the Kanem-Bornu Empire?
- ...the chess Grandmaster Wolfgang Uhlmann is one of the world's leading experts on the French Defence?
- 06:16, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the doshpuluur is a two-stringed lute of Tuva commonly used to accompany throat singing?
- ...that the National Museum of Mali is housed in a traditional mud brick structure?
- ...that Serge Chermayeff and Erich Mendelsohn designed the De La Warr Pavilion in 1934, and that the Pavilion is a significant work in the British modernist movement of architecture?
- ...that California's Leonard Law applies the United States Constitution's First Amendment protections to students at private colleges and universities?
20 December 2005
- 23:59, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Palace Bridge in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is lifted every night, making communication between the downtown and Vasilievsky Island virtually impossible?
- ...that the Indian cricketer Bapu Nadkarni got the nickname Bapu—literally, father, and Mahatma Gandhi's sobriquet—for the curious reason that he used to wear loincloths (langotis) instead of modern underwear?
- ...that a violent incident at Pont-de-Montvert in the Cévennes, July 24, 1702, sparked the rebellion of the French Protestant Camisards?
- ...that the Adrar des Ifoghas, a sandstone massif in Mali's Kidal Region, is half the size of France?
- 17:49, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the American photographer Arthur Rothstein is famous mostly for his photographs of Gee's Bend in Alabama, a poor African American tenant community?
- ...that French naturalist and explorer Théodore Monod had the same great-grandfather as biologist Jacques Monod and director Jean-Luc Godard?
- ...that string instruments are bowed, plucked, or have their strings struck, with three exceptions : the Aeolian harp uses air movement, the Hurdy gurdy a rotating wheel and for Ellen Fullman's Long String Instrument it will take rosined hands?
- ...that it took half a century to construct Bolshoi Kamennyi Bridge, which was the first stone bridge in the city of Moscow?
- 08:58, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that prior to the construction of the Colonial Building the first legislative assembly for the Newfoundland government was held at a tavern and lodging house owned and operated by a Mrs. Travers?
- ...that John Drainie was a Canadian actor and television presenter, who was called "the greatest radio actor in the world" by Orson Welles?
- ...that Steadicam camera magazines are specially designed with a pair of moving spindles that gradually change position as the film rolls through the camera in order to maintain a steady center of gravity?
- ...that Yusuf ibn Ali Karamanli, pasha of Tripoli, declared war on the United States in 1801 by ordering the flagpole of Tripoli's United States consulate cut down?
- 00:32, 20 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Château de Lusignan, now in ruins, was so impressive that a 14th-century legend credited its construction to a water faery, Melusine—as a love-gift?
- ...that broadcasting in the Soviet Union was so secretive that they didn't disclose the frequencies the domestic radio stations operated on, thus leaving SWLs wanting to tune into Soviet radio to memorize the frequencies and remember where the sites were?
- ...that Seattle-based company Sur La Table is the second-largest specialty cookware retailer in the United States, after Williams-Sonoma?
- ...that John Surma is the president and chief executive officer of United States Steel Corporation?
19 December 2005
- 18:03, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney was only twenty-eight years old when he helped found Pan American World Airways?
- ...that the Petrine Baroque style of architecture and design represented a drastic rupture with Byzantine traditions that had dominated Russian architecture for almost a millennium?
- ...that the Inca Dove is a small New World dove that ranges from the southwestern United States and Mexico through Central America to Costa Rica?
- ...that Tom Bauer is a lawyer and politician from Saint Louis, Missouri who was recalled after supporting several redevelopment proposals using eminent domain?
- 04:34, 19 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Huangshan Pines are venerated in China for their unique rugged shapes, and are frequently portrayed in traditional Chinese paintings?
- ...that Negro League catcher Biz Mackey was regarded in his prime as superior to Josh Gibson, won two batting titles, and mentored the young Roy Campanella?
- ...that there are more than 100 nature reserves in Russia, which cover an area of about 33 million hectares?
- ...that Rabbi David Wolpe proposed that the name of Conservative Judaism be changed to Covenantal Judaism to better encompass the view that rabbinic law is both binding and evolving?
16 December 2005
- 13:58, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator were both filmed in the ksar Aït Benhaddou in Morocco?
- ...that Jorge Isaacs' only novel, María, became an immediate success in his native Colombia and is considered a representative work of the Spanish Romantic movement?
- ...that the exhumation of Yagan's head in 1997 first required a sophisticated geophysical survey of the gravesite to ensure that the remains of 22 stillborn babies would not be disturbed?
- ...that the tiny municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, Quebec was set up in 1722 to protect its only occupant, a hospital, from taxes?
- 01:31, 16 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Cave Bath of Miskolc, Hungary is an unusual thermal bath with low salt content, in a natural cave, that allows people to take a bath for a longer time?
- ...that the Afro-Brazilian trader Octaviano Olympio dominated the politics of Lomé, Togo, for the first 50 years after its inception?
- ...that the race horse Flockton Grey did not even run in the race for which it is best remembered?
- ...that the Russian Byzantine historian Alexander Vasiliev was persuaded by Michael Rostovtzeff to defect in 1925?
15 December 2005
- 17:37, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the La Tour d'Auvergne family held three ducal titles in the Peerage of France - those of Duc de Bouillon, Duc d'Albret, and Duc de Chateau-Thierry?
- ...that Interrabang was an Italian television adventure series about a secret treasure hidden inside the Leaning Tower of Pisa?
- ...that the Blijde Inkomst (the "Joyous Entry") of January 1356 was the basic charter of freedoms for Brabant, compared by Romantic historians to Magna Carta?
- ...that as a child, B.A. Rolfe was billed as "The Boy Trumpet Wonder", and that he went on to become a bandleader and significant film producer?
- 10:56, 15 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that you can find the acceleration and the displacement of a moving object by analyzing its velocity vs. time graph?
- ...that the parents of Chicana fiction writer and Cornell University English professor Helena Maria Viramontes met while working in the fields, and that the impact of César Chávez and the United Farm Workers later influenced her fiction?
- ...that the John Lennon song "Beautiful Boy" features the lines "Every day in every way/It's getting better and better", which were inspired by the mantra of French psychologist Émile Coué?
- ...that the earliest known patrilineal ancestors of the Romanov Dynasty of Russian tsars were a certain boyar Andrei, nicknamed "The Mare," and his son Fyodor, nicknamed "The Cat"?
14 December 2005
- 16:24, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Don Cossack rebel Stenka Razin was quartered alive at the Lobnoye Mesto in Moscow on June 6, 1671?
- ...that the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Persia was launched to secure oil for Britain and provide a route for Lend-Lease supplies desperately needed by the Soviet Union during World War II?
- ...that soul singer Bettye Lavette's album Souvenirs was recorded in 1972, but was shelved by Atlantic Records until a French music collector discovered it and released it in 2000, sparking a continuing surge of interest in the singer?
- 15:43, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the English garden designer Batty Langley attempted to "improve" Gothic architectural forms by giving them classical proportions, described in his book Gothic Architecture, improved by Rules and Proportions?
13 December 2005
- 22:31, 13 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Christopher Columbus's journal is housed in the Archivo General de Indias, Seville, in a building by Juan de Herrera that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
- ...that Frisian literature refers to written works produced in West Frisian, a language spoken primarily in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands?
- ...that the Florentine Mannerist sculptor Niccolo Tribolo is often called "the father of the Italian garden" for his axial designs for Cosimo I de Medici at the Boboli Gardens and at Cosimo's villas?
- ...that in an effort to generate listenership for his Top-40 radio station WHB, owner Todd Storz coordinated a treasure hunt that caused traffic tie-ups across the Kansas City metropolitan area?
12 December 2005
- 22:54, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that according to Noongar culture, the Wagyl is a snake-like Dreamtime creature responsible for the creation of the Swan and Canning Rivers and other waterways around present-day Perth and the southwest of Western Australia?
- ...that Cuban boxer Kid Charol fought former world middleweight champion Dave Chade and held him to a twelve-round draw despite being in critical condition due to tuberculosis?
- ...that the University of Arkansas owns SEFOR, a highly contaminated experimental research nuclear reactor that was deactived in 1972?
- ...that the Scouting movement's "one good turn" was inaugurated on behalf of British newspaper magnate Cyril Arthur Pearson, who founded several newspapers before going blind with glaucoma and then devoted his life in support of the blind?
- 08:18, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Soviet singer Lidiya Ruslanova financed the construction of two Katyusha batteries, which she presented to the Red Army in 1942?
- ...that Rini Templeton created works of graphic art for the New Mexico Land-Grant movement before moving to Mexico to collaborate with the Labor movement there?
- ...that Lake Monger is one of the few remaining wetland areas in suburban Perth, Western Australia as up to 80% of the naturally occurring lakes and swamps north of the city have been reclaimed since European settlement in 1829?
- ...that Moctesuma Esparza is a Chicano filmmaker who produced the movie Selena?
- 00:56, 12 December 2005 (UTC)
- ... that according to legend, the Teufelstritt (Devil's Footstep), in the Munich Frauenkirche in Munich, Germany, marks the spot where the devil stood when he thought that the builder had constructed a cathedral with no windows?
- ...that the trance producer Tatana Sterba is the only trance artist to have three consecutive album chart number ones in Switzerland?
- ...that in the mid-fourth millennium BC, at the "Eye Temple" at Nagar in northeastern Syria, hundreds of "eye idol" figurines with large watchful eyes were added to the very mortar used to build the temple?
- ...that in 1914, Lois Weber was the first American woman to direct a full-length feature film?
9 December 2005
- 11:03, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Larkin Administration Building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was the first entirely air-conditioned modern office building on record?
- ...that the Soviet pop singer Klavdiya Shulzhenko performed more than 500 concerts in besieged Leningrad in 1941 and 1942?
- ...that the United States Air Force does not own the copyright to its official service song, "The U.S. Air Force"?
- ...that Jonas of Bobbio based his Life of St. Columbanus on the recollections of Benedictine monks who had known the Irish saint personally?
- 04:52, 9 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Russian puppeteer Sergey Obraztsov owned one of the largest collections of puppets in the world?
- ...that after the first demonstration by members of Catolicos Por La Raza at St. Basil's Cathedral, in downtown Los Angeles, California, the archbishop resigned?
- ...that the Christmas carol Carol of the Bells was originally a Ukrainian New Year's carol called Shchedryk?
- ...that Thomas Vorster, an alleged white supremacist terrorist in South Africa, was accused of plotting to throw poisoned oranges into the streets of Soweto?
8 December 2005
- 22:38, 8 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that although actress Matilda Vining was always billed as Mrs. John Wood, her fame greatly eclipsed that of her husband?
- ...that in 1880 Abraham Ulrikab and seven other native Inuit from Hebron, Labrador, Canada were put on display in European zoos and met untimely deaths from lack of medical attention?
- ...that despite being a major hurricane at landfall, 1999's Hurricane Bret only did minor damage because it hit a sparsely-inhabited area?
- ...that one of the surviving records of the life of Andrea da Firenze, a 14th-century composer, is a receipt for wine he consumed in the three days it took to tune a newly-built organ?
7 December 2005
- 21:32, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Junípero Serra and Juan María de Salvatierra have both been called "the apostle of California," for their work establishing Spanish missions in Alta and Baja California, respectively?
- ...that the Girays of Crimea were regarded as the second family of the Ottoman Empire after the House of Ottoman?
- ...that of the hundreds of Sesame Street picture books illustrated, Ernie's Work of Art is one of the few with voice bubbles?
- ...that in 1977, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration banned the use of electroslag welding for joining certain bridge structural members due to quality concerns?
- 12:20, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Momotus is a genus of green and blue birds with raquet-shaped tails?
- ...that the submarine Nautile was used to probe the wrecks of the Titanic and Prestige?
- ...that Guyana won the first senior regional cricket tournament of the 2005-06 West Indian cricket season?
- ...that the Liverpool Scottish, a unit of the British Territorial Army, was raised in 1900 from Scotsmen living in Liverpool, England?
- ...that Agilisaurus was first discovered when construction workers were excavating a site for a new dinosaur museum in China?
- ...that the Norwegian politician Kåre Kristiansen, a former minister and chairman of the Christian People's Party, resigned from the Norwegian Nobel Committee in protest over the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Yasser Arafat?
- 04:58, 7 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that there have been many castaways both in fiction and on real desert islands?
- ...that Man of the World was a 1960s UK television series starring Craig Stevens as a world-renowned photographer that spun off the series The Sentimental Agent?
- ...that leaders of Workers Resistance, a Trotskyist group in Ukraine, set up a swathe of invented parties in order to defraud other left-wing organisations?
- ...that The Clash's song "English Civil War," warning against the rise of far right groups in Britain, was adapted from a popular American Civil War song?
6 December 2005
- 21:46, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Edith Cowan was the first woman elected to a government in Australia?
- ...that the little-known Xiaosaurus may be an evolutionary missing link between Lesothosaurus to Hypsilophodon?
- ...that flutamide is a medicine used to treat prostate cancer?
- ...that on Christmas Eve 1969, when California lawyer and noted political activist Ricardo Cruz was a law student at Loyola Law School, he was arrested for leading a march of several hundred demonstrators protesting the newly constructed, $4 million St. Basil's Cathedral?
- ...that Baltimore, Maryland has a permanent Rumor Control Center?
- 11:54, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Berlin Airlift "Candy Bomber" Gail Halvorsen would wiggle the wings of his plane to identify himself to children below?
- ...that selective yellow is a colour for automotive lamps, defined by UNECE Regulations, and that it was designed to improve vision and reduce glare by removing blue wavelengths from the projected light?
- ...that Senegalese marabout Mahmadu Lamine was executed by French soldiers for leading an 1886 rebellion against the French colonial government?
- ...that 1956 was the first time when a computer was able to play a chess-like game, Los Alamos chess?
- 04:05, 6 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the little borgo of Settignano, near Florence, Italy, was the birthplace of four sculptors of the Florentine Renaissance— Desiderio da Settignano, Bernardo Rossellino, Antonio Rossellino and Bartolomeo Ammanati?
- ...that the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C. was an African Methodist Episcopal Church for 50 years before being rededicated last year?
- ...that the Battle of Santa Cruz de Rosales of the Mexican-American War occurred after the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo was already signed?
- ...that the New Testament's "camel passing through the eye of a needle" is an example of adynaton, an extreme form of hyperbole used to imply impossibility?
5 December 2005
- 18:54, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Robert E. Brown was the ethnomusicologist credited with coining the term "world music"?
- ...that the Havengore is a ceremonial vessel that was used to carry the body of Winston Churchill during his state funeral on 30 January 1965?
- ...that the first gang injunction to make headlines was obtained by Los Angeles City Attorney James Hahn against the West Los Angeles-based street gang the Playboy Gangster Crips in 1987?
- ...that the song "The Show Must Go On" by the British rock band Queen was written by guitarist Brian May, and is about lead singer Freddie Mercury's desire to continue making music even as his health was deteriorating?
- 06:42, 5 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that Roy Marlin "Butch" Voris, founder of the United States Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team, chose the name based on a nightclub advertisement in The New Yorker magazine?
- ...that basketball coach Bob Knight told a radio program that if he had not been fired from Indiana University in 2000, he would have fired his assistant Mike Davis, who replaced him as IU coach?
- ...that Hurricane Alma was a rare June major hurricane in the 1966 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the earliest Continental U.S. hurricane strike since 1825?
- ...that the Gleason score is a measure of how different prostate cancer cells are from normal cells?
4 December 2005
- 14:38, 4 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the island of Pseira, off the coast of Crete, has an archaeological history from the end of the Neolithic to the Late Bronze Age, with Minoan ruins being the most studied?
- ...that César Sampaio is a former Brazilian football player who played offensive midfielder for Palmeiras and the Brazilian national team?
- ...that Felipe Pinglo Alva is known as the father of Peruvian Musica criolla, and is best known for his often covered song "El Plebeyo"?
- ...that Pastoral Care was a book written by Pope Gregory I around A.D. 590 to address the responsibilities of the clergy?
- ...that Steve Steen was given a role in the movie version of Porridge, but his character did not say anything during the film?
2 December 2005
- 08:11, 2 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the mattenklopper was used not only for cleaning rugs, but also for spanking naughty children on the buttocks, leaving behind a distinctive pattern?
- ...that Tomás Rivera, a Chicano author, poet, and educator, was the first Mexican American chancellor of the University of California system?
- ...that during World War II, the United States developed Who me?, a top secret stench weapon designed to humiliate German officers?
- ...that The Clash's single "Complete Control" was actually produced by famed dub and reggae musician Lee "Scratch" Perry?
1 December 2005
- 22:09, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Battle of Gingindlovu showed for the first time that the British Army could defeat the Zulu tactics that had wiped them out at the famous Battle of Isandlwana?
- ...that sporotrichosis is a chronic fungal infection that commonly affects farmers?
- ...that footballer Alan Taylor scored two goals in the quarter final, two goals in the semi final and two goals in the final of the 1975 FA Cup as his club West Ham United won the competition?
- ...that the Association of Pizza Delivery Drivers is a union that represents pizza-delivery drivers, and is one of the first unions in the United States to operate entirely over the Internet?
- ...that Hurricane Fico caused significant damage in Hawaii without making landfall?
- 11:10, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
- ...that the Llibre Vermell de Montserrat is a manuscript of medieval music made in a Catalan monastery for pilgrims to sing?
- ...that prostate cancer staging is the process by which physicians evaluate the spread of prostate cancer?
- ...that Christine Witty is both a speed skater and a cyclist who has won three Olympic medals in speed skating and holds the 1000-metre world record?
- ...that Jack Jouett, known as the "Paul Revere of the South", saved Thomas Jefferson and other Revolutionary leaders in Virginia by warning them of a British cavalry raid meant to capture them?