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22 May 2018
21 May 2018
Vikings invading Britain
20 May 2018
Triangular corner flag
19 May 2018
18 May 2018
Ornamentation on the façade of Balluta Buildings
- ... that Balluta Buildings (detail pictured), one of the finest Art Nouveau buildings in Malta, was built on the grounds of Villa St Ignatius, one of the island's earliest Gothic Revival buildings?
- ... that a 19-year-old female student, Wu Shuqing, formed, trained, and capably led her own women's militia in the Xinhai Revolution of 1911?
- ... that Jefferson Street, the historic center of the African-American community in Nashville, Tennessee, declined after the construction of Interstate 40 in the aftermath of the Nashville sit-ins?
- ... that para-alpine skier H. E. Bayındırlı twice took part in the Winter Paralympic Games, representing the United States in 2006 and Turkey in 2014?
- ... that the wreck of a merchant ship thought to be West Ridge was found while searching for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
- ... that metal cones, designed to protect the tops of wooden posts, inspired the creation of a new musical instrument called the Aluphone?
- ... that in 1953, U.S. Navy pharmacist Katherine Keating was an official witness for a prisoner of war exchange aboard the hospital ship USS Haven?
- ... that the title character of The Adventures of Beekle was named after the way the author Dan Santat's son would say "bicycle"?
17 May 2018
16 May 2018
The legendary Burning Lake
15 May 2018
The Siamese palace guard depicted in 1866
14 May 2018
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- ... that the British submariner Hugh Mackenzie (pictured) was cred with sinking over 40,000 gross register tons of enemy shipping, including Mussolini's yacht Diana?
- ... that an unconscious bias training program has been created to help people unlearn bias while sleeping?
- ... that Ye Jizhuang, China's first Minister of Trade, was among the first four officers to be awarded a general's rank by the Communist Party?
- ... that an underground temple of Mithraism was discovered inside Zerzevan Castle during archaeological excavations?
- ... that a fellow writer said that satire was the oxygen in Sushil Siddharth's life?
- ... that a goal of Unix System Laboratories was the creation of their namesake product "for the masses"?
- ... that the Welsh footballer Nathan Wigg retired from playing after a scan of his knee was described as looking like it could have "been in a car crash"?
- ... that the Emilia Plater Independent Women's Battalion, formed by the Soviet Union in the Second World War, was named after a Polish woman who fought against Russia?
13 May 2018
- ... that Erica Schwartz (pictured) provided health protection guidance for the US military's response to Hurricane Katrina, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the West Africa Ebola outbreak?
- ... that the two competitors for Cyprus at the 2010 Winter Olympics are siblings?
- ... that Ephraim Grizzard was lynched in front of a mob of 10,000 in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 30, 1892?
- ... that while one reviewer could not get past the second level of Army Men: Operation Green, another felt the game would only take a few hours to beat?
- ... that Indian politician Anil Sarkar led efforts to provide relief and shelter for hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Bangladesh Liberation War?
- ... that Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat won the Caldecott Medal for its illustrations done in the style of Basquiat?
- ... that Spring is Coming was the first South Korean musical performance in the North in over a decade, and was attended by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un?
- ... that, using data collected from the Dark Energy Survey, a team of researchers led by David Gerdes discovered a new dwarf planet nicknamed DeeDee?
12 May 2018
Destruction of the S-1 satellite
Ant tending aphids
11 May 2018
Smith–Ninth Streets station viewed from below
Yellow Star by Judith Weinshall Liberman
10 May 2018
Top of Achaemenid column from Persepolis
9 May 2018
Ruby Boye in her Navy uniform
8 May 2018
Andaman masked owl
7 May 2018
Otsego in 1943
The Helgö Buddha
6 May 2018
- ... that bisexual lighting (colours pictured) has been criticized for contributing to the perpetuation of bisexual stereotypes?
- ... that in the only church dedicated to Saint Wendreda, the roof is decorated with 118 oaken angels?
- ... that U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed to revoke government funding using the rescission process, which was successfully used 461 times prior to 2000 but has never been attempted since?
- ... that footballer Joe Mayo "never really thought about" turning professional, and was training as an accountant when offered his first professional contract?
- ... that during its development, the predatory plant bug Deraeocoris brevis can consume up to 400 eggs and nymphs of the pear psylla?
- ... that Pulitzer Prize-nominated film critic Ann Hornaday was once an assistant to Gloria Steinem?
- ... that some stilts have been designed to be used within saggars?
- ... that for £5, Amiga users who registered Llamatron would receive a poster, a newsletter, and another game from the company?
Arlington's Great Meadows
5 May 2018
Police officer with riot shield
Cross in the Mountains (1808)
4 May 2018
Katharinenkirche in 2010
3 May 2018
Serpent labret with articulated tongue
- ... that the serpent labret with articulated tongue (pictured) can stick out its tongue?
- ... that the Vidames de Chartres included a song-writing crusader, a glamorous Renaissance courtier, a writer of famous memoirs, and a banker who was guillotined?
- ... that the Easter hymn "Das Grab ist leer, der Held erwacht" (The tomb is empty, the hero awake) from 1777 has been called a hit among church songs?
- ... that after being sentenced to death for resisting the Romanian military intervention, the Moldavian officer Anatolie Popa was pardoned and offered a position in the Romanian Army?
- ... that U.S. Vice President Al Gore smashed a glass ashtray on the Late Show with David Letterman to advocate for simplified government acquisition procedures?
- ... that as of 2009, the highest location where crustaceans had been discovered was in the crater lake of Paniri?
- ... that the Ocean City Life-Saving Station, opened in 1886, was owned by the United States Coast Guard and its predecessor until 1945, when it was sold to become a private residence?
- ... that Edward Frank Gillett competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics the year after he died?
2 May 2018
Historic home in Castroville
1 May 2018
Elephant trunkfish grazing on the seabed
- ... that the elephant trunkfish (pictured) grazes on the seabed and can weigh up to 4.5 kg (10 lb)?
- ... that Benjamin Ladraa embarked on a 4,800-kilometre (3,000 mi) trek from Sweden to Jerusalem to raise awareness of rights violations in the West Bank?
- ... that investigators allege Libyan influence in the 2007 French elections was partly accomplished by laundering money from the sale of paintings by 17th-century Dutch artist Andries van Eertvelt?
- ... that Ordinaire, a wine bar in Oakland, California, opened while its owner was writing a dissertation on the sense of taste in modernist literature?
- ... that Fatima Zohra Ardjoune became the first female general in the Arab world in 2009?
- ... that in the United States, it is estimated that for every dollar spent on prison education, $4 to $5 is saved due to decreases in recidivism?
- ... that Pope Alexander VIII, elected in 1689, was the first Venetian in over 200 years to become pope?
- ... that Chris Caple, an artefact conservationist, began archaeological excavations at the age of 14?