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16 November 2018
- 00:00, 16 November 2018 (UTC)
Harrods at night
15 November 2018
- 00:00, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Lady Angela in 1921
- ... that the poet Edith Sitwell described Lady Angela Forbes (pictured) as "an elderly gorilla affected with sex appeal"?
- ... that the stretch limousine involved in the recent crash near Schoharie, New York, killing 20, appeared at two vehicle inspections earlier this year with different license plates?
- ... that in 1800, a reviewer of Francis Hews's writings was unsure whether he should be sent to "Bridewell for correction, or to Bedlam for a cure"?
- ... that Cliona orientalis is a bioeroding sponge that tunnels into such corals as Goniopora tenuidens, Dipsastraea pallida, and Astreopora listeri?
- ... that Liamani Segura, who sang the US national anthem before 1,300 high school basketball fans at age six, taught herself by watching music videos on YouTube?
- ... that Tania Tetlow is the first female president of Loyola University New Orleans?
- ... that Greenwich pensioners played one-armed versus one-legged cricket?
14 November 2018
- 00:00, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
13 November 2018
- 00:00, 13 November 2018 (UTC)
Bust of Ptolemy I
in the Louvre
12 November 2018
- 00:00, 12 November 2018 (UTC)
Red remembrance poppy
11 November 2018
- 00:00, 11 November 2018 (UTC)
Luther Monument on a 1902 postcard
- ... that the main statue of Martin Luther in the 1868 Luther Monument (pictured) in Worms appears in several copies in the United States, including in Washington, D.C.?
- ... that the lake at the bottom of Kauhakō Crater has a greater depth-to-surface-area ratio than any other lake in the world?
- ... that the Mexican Army leaked a picture of Misael Torres Urrea that ended up popularizing several drug ballads?
- ... that despite the coral Stylophora pistillata being a common species with a wide distribution, and Stylophora madagascarensis being common around the coast of Madagascar, the IUCN has assessed one as "near threatened" and the other as "endangered"?
- ... that Anne Ratna Mustika, her husband, and her uncle all served as regents of Purwakarta, Indonesia?
- ... that despite clear orders to fire only if fired upon, the German torpedo boat Albatros crippled the Norwegian ship Pol III after being rammed, thus firing the first shot of the Norwegian Campaign?
- ... that Gary Wiren is estimated to have taught golf to more than a quarter of a million people in 32 countries?
- ... that in 1976, the Gilling sword was found in a river by a nine-year old boy, and was subsequently awarded its own Blue Peter badge?
10 November 2018
- 00:00, 10 November 2018 (UTC)
Chalfont Viaduct in 2009
9 November 2018
- 00:00, 9 November 2018 (UTC)
Mark 1A Light Weight Air Warning Radar
8 November 2018
- 00:00, 8 November 2018 (UTC)
The Surrey Stag
7 November 2018
- 00:00, 7 November 2018 (UTC)
6 November 2018
- 00:00, 6 November 2018 (UTC)
Avis Crocombe and husband, 1886
5 November 2018
- 00:00, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
4 November 2018
- 00:00, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in 2018
3 November 2018
- 00:00, 3 November 2018 (UTC)
A decorated trajinera by Romero
2 November 2018
- 00:00, 2 November 2018 (UTC)
Warsaw Ghetto boy
1 November 2018
- 00:00, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
- ... that satyrs (example pictured) are male nature spirits in Greek mythology known for their mischievous and bawdy behavior?
- ... that the citizens of Târgoviște, Romania, put a jinx on boyar Emanoil Băleanu, which was seen as being fulfilled when his wife died in childbirth?
- ... that The Hexer, the first attempt to portray The Witcher universe in film, was "crushed by the reviewers and laughed out by fans", and has since been described as "the film we all want to forget"?
- ... that the sponge Oscarella lobularis can multiply by forming drips and bubbles?
- ... that between 1933 and 1936, Max Troll betrayed hundreds of fellow communists to the Bavarian Political Police, a forerunner of the Gestapo?
- ... that the rock band XTC were a key influence on Britpop and later power pop acts?
- ... that following the July Revolution in France, Heinrich Heine wrote a history of emancipation in Germany, beginning with Luther's Reformation?
- ... that Donald Liebenberg experienced 74 minutes of totality aboard a Concorde during the solar eclipse of June 30, 1973?