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Did you know...
- ...that the U.S.-built Lynx reconnaissance vehicle (pictured) was rejected in favor of the M114 by the U.S Army, but sold to the Royal Netherlands Army and the Canadian Forces?
- ...that the symphony said to have been written in 1809 by Ukrainian landowner Mykola Ovsianiko-Kulikovsky was later proven to be a hoax?
- ..that a total of 19 tropical cyclones worldwide have been named Alice, making this one of the three most frequently used tropical cyclone names?
- ...that Anthony Marreco was Junior Counsel in the British Delegation at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, and was later a founding director of Amnesty International?
- ...that Church Hill Tunnel in Richmond, Virginia contains a steam locomotive and ten flat cars trapped in a collapse in October 1925 which were never recovered?
- ...that Higgins Glass (pictured) refers to fused glass functional artwork produced by Michael and Frances Higgins of Chicago, in the latter half of the 20th century?
- ...that Tsenacommacah was the name of the territory in eastern Virginia which was controlled by the Powhatan Confederacy at the time of the arrival of English colonists at Jamestown in 1607?
- ...that the East Los Angeles community arts center Self Help Graphics & Art has been producing Chicano art for more than thirty years?
- ...that Winsor McCay's animated film Gertie the Dinosaur was originally created for a vaudeville act where McCay would seem to interact with the cartoon dinosaur?
- ...that Alevtina Kolchina was the first female Nordic skier and first person from the Soviet Union (now Russia) to receive the Holmenkollen medal in 1963?
- ...that former Eight is Enough actress Susan Richardson battled an addiction to cocaine after using the drug for weight loss following her pregnancy?
- ...that the Clinton-Sherman Industrial Airpark in Oklahoma (pictured) has received a license from the FAA to become a spaceport, and plans to launch space tourism flights by 2008?
- ...that Maharaja Gulab Singh, founder of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, was illiterate?
- ...that the National Labor Board established the doctrine of representational exclusivity in American labor relations, a rule still used today?
- ...that even in perfect darkness, the retina spontaneously sends signals down the optic nerve, causing a sensation of gray called eigengrau?
- ...that during Jake Gaither's tenure as head football coach at Florida A&M University, his teams won twenty-two Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championships and six Black College National Championships?
- ...that the 1st Lithuanian-Belarusian Infantry Division was a Polish military unit, created from volunteers and self-defence units of the Kresy territories?
- ...that the "Cold War", held in MSU's Spartan Stadium, was the most-attended ice hockey game in history? (pictured: Spartan Stadium)
- ...that Kazakhstan Temir Zholy is building a transshipment railway to connect China with Europe using standard gauge?
- ...that Nenets painter Konstantin Pankov had never seen a painting before he began painting landscapes of the Far North?
- ...that Alexander Korzhakov contends that his political adversaries wanted to kill his main rival in the 1997 parliamentary by-election in Tula in order to deem it invalid?
- ...that career US diplomat George Wadsworth, Chargé d'affaires in Italy at the onset of World War II, was one of the last American personnel to leave the country?
- ...that Charlotte Wilson was murdered by Hutu rebels in Burundi during the Titanic Express massacre?
- ...that among all European Union member states, Cyprus is the only presidential republic? (pictured: Flag of the European Union )
- ...that Edward Schildhauer's design for the Panama Canal railway and lock machinery has remained in use for almost 100 years?
- ...that the Congressional Country Club is one of the 100 Greatest Golf Courses as ranked by Golf Digest and it will host its third United States Open in 2011?
- ...that 3D Construction Kit, a utility for creating 3D worlds in Freescape, typically ran at one frame per second on the Commodore 64?
- ...that His Master's Voice, one of the most acclaimed science fiction novels of Stanisław Lem, is also one of Lem's strongest critiques of the science-fiction genre itself?
- ...that the Swedish General and Privy Councillor Magnus Julius De la Gardie arranged regular receptions at his residence, a novelty never heard of in Sweden in the early 1700s?
- ...that although NASA originally thought that there was only one scalloped margin dome on the planet Venus (pictured), they have since discovered hundreds of them?
- ...that choreographer Gillian Lynne took up dance as a child to recover from the violent death of her mother?
- ...that at the Roman festival of Quinquatria in 59, Emperor Nero invited his mother Agrippina to his villa, as part of his plan to assassinate her?
- ...that Antoni Heda, one of the most successful partisan commanders in Armia Krajowa Polish resistance in World War II, was sentenced to death on 7 consecutive charges by the Polish communists' government?
- ...that David Ross Boyd, the first president of the University of Oklahoma, planted nearly 10,000 trees on campus during his first 18 months in the post?
- ...that the Kassel glosses, one of the earliest written documents of the Old High German language, form a practical language guide for foreigners and include phrases containing the jocular xenophobic jibe "Romans are stupid, Bavarians are smart"?
- ...that a study on chemical analysis by Luís da Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque (pictured), a Portuguese military officer, scientist and statesman of the 19th century, motivated a special report by two of the most prestigious scientists of the time: Jean-Antoine Chaptal and Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac?
- ...that the Roman festival of hilaria, which allowed anyone to masquerade as any rank, was used in a plot to assassinate Emperor Commodus, by conspirators planning to disguise themselves as members of the Praetorian Guard?
- ...that by the time U.S. Civil War tokens were deemed illegal tender in 1864, there were about 25 million in circulation, in over 7,000 varieties?
- ...that Corné Krige and George Gregan, who respectively captained the South Africa and Australia rugby union teams in both the 2002 and 2003 Tri Nations Series, were born in the same hospital in Zambia?
- ...that former Governor of Guam Bill Daniel provided 400 longhorns and hundreds of horses from his ranch for the John Wayne film The Alamo, in which he also starred?
- ...that the Chilean National Plebiscite of 1980, which affirmed General Pinochet as president and approved a new constitution for Chile, was marked by irregularities?
- ...that the horseman depicted on the Coat of arms of Moscow (pictured) was not identified with Saint George until the 18th century?
- ...that the earliest known Polish language sentence comes from the Book of Henryków, a 13th-century chronicle of a Cistercian abbey?
- ...that British Labour Party MP Roland Boyes continued in office after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1995, but his condition had deteriorated so much that, upon his retirement in 1997, he was unaware that his party had gained control after 18 years in opposition?
- ...that one can live, work, and play in Fermont, Quebec without going outside, because the town is bordered on two sides by a long building containing living, shopping, work and recreational facilities all under one roof?
- ...that after Oklahoma Governor Henry S. Johnston was impeached in 1929, it would be 60 years before another U.S. Governor is impeached?
- ...that May crowning is a traditional Roman Catholic ritual in which the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is ceremonially crowned to signify her as Queen of Heaven and Mother of God?
- ...that the second line of the Valenciennes tram (pictured) will open in 2007, but will reuse the platform of a railway line that opened in 1838?
- ...that Rugby union is considered the national sport of Fiji?
- ...that the Constitution of the People's Republic of Poland abolished the office of the President of Poland, replacing it with the State Council of Poland?
- ...that the song "Run-Around" by jam band Blues Traveler was first played at the CBGB club in New York City?
- ...that Taiwan's non-profit Industrial Technology Research Institute spun off Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's largest dedicated independent semiconductor foundry?
- ...that American tenor Charles Anthony has sung with the Metropolitan Opera for 52 consecutive seasons, which is unparalleled in company history?