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2 August 2021
- 00:00, 2 August 2021 (UTC)
- ... that perch became a major product of the Swiss fishing industry (fishing boat pictured) in the mid–20th century after a fisherman found that an industrial potato peeler made two perfect filets from each fish?
- ... that Jerome Robbins choreographed the ballet Andantino to music by Tchaikovsky, despite his lack of interest, because "you don't necessarily have to enjoy doing something for it to be good"?
- ... that infectious diseases specialist Jameela Al Salman has supported the development of medical robots and called their use in Bahrain a "pioneering experiment"?
- ... that despite being proclaimed Queen of Rhodesia, Elizabeth II refused to recognise the title?
- ... that Princess Lucia was so unpopular ruling in the name of her teenage son Bohemond that he sought permission from the pope to come of age early?
- ... that the album series Everywhere at the End of Time (2016–2019) by the Caretaker uses ballroom records to depict the stages of Alzheimer's disease?
- ... that Royal Navy officer George M'Kinley was blinded during a gun drill?
- ... that students at Pomona College are traditionally thrown into a fountain on their birthday?
1 August 2021
- 12:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
- ... that according to Mbuti tradition, eating a great blue turaco (living example pictured) while pregnant may result in a difficult delivery or birth deformity?
- ... that CEO Marla Messing submitted the business plan for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup two days before the birth of her first child?
- ... that the animated film The Exigency took thirteen years to make?
- ... that Gerold of Lausanne prohibited Catholic church services in Jerusalem in 1229?
- ... that after drinking five glasses of "purging" mineral water from the Physic Well on Barnet Common, Samuel Pepys had to break his journey back to London seven or eight times to relieve himself?
- ... that architect Van Dorn Hooker, who served in the USAAF, was a cartoonist for Army news publications, and painted aircraft nose art?
- ... that New York City's Hotel Knickerbocker closed after fourteen years of operation and did not reopen for nearly a century?
- ... that Bourton-on-the-Water model village contains a scale model of a model of a model of a model village?
- 00:00, 1 August 2021 (UTC)
- ... that a version of the Albert helmet proposed by Prince Albert in 1842 is still worn by the British Army's Household Cavalry (soldiers pictured)?
- ... that Yasunori Oshima served as the hitting coach for the Japan national baseball team that won the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006?
- ... that although "Chi Mat Ba Ram", the title of the song by Brave Girls, translates to "the swish of a skirt" in Korean, a term that is often used negatively, the song is about the fierceness in women?
- ... that Nicaraguan cartoonist Pedro X. Molina has had to flee his home country twice in his lifetime?
- ... that the Police Anti-Terrorist Unit joined Rhodesian military operations in police uniform and were only issued camouflage after a soldier hesitated because a target wore the same colour trousers?
- ... that Alvin Bragg has overseen lawsuits against the Donald J. Trump Foundation, Harvey Weinstein, and The Weinstein Company, and represented the families of Eric Garner and Ramarley Graham?
- ... that the lap steel guitar was the first "foreign" musical instrument to gain a foothold in American pop music?
- ... that during the War of the Lombards, fighting was interrupted so that the corpse of the besieged Queen Alice could be handed over to her husband, who had never seen her alive?