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2 December 2021
- 00:00, 2 December 2021 (UTC)
- ... that the starfish Thromidia catalai (pictured) can weigh as much as 6 kilograms (13 lb)?
- ... that the first exhibit of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame came from founder Michael Lipton's record collection?
- ... that the senior Burmese princes could not attend the funeral of King Mindon since they had all been arrested?
- ... that in 1958, New Jersey assemblyman Carmine Savino proposed cutting property taxes in half by imposing a three-percent state sales tax that would be used to cover public school costs?
- ... that the Greenlandic novel Homo Sapienne was written in only one month?
- ... that when the Marquis Theatre was completed, some Broadway performers boycotted it because of a controversy over the construction of the hotel above it?
- ... that magma travelling through dykes usually solidifies before it gets to the Earth's surface?
- ... that Jonathan Weiner explains in his book how Time, Love, [and] Memory became associated with specific fly genes?
1 December 2021
- 00:00, 1 December 2021 (UTC)
- ... that Marie Litta (pictured) started her own opera company in her early 20s, just a few years before her death in 1883?
- ... that the economy of Sarawak is strongly dependent on natural resource exports such as timber, oil, and gas?
- ... that not so much as a "hell" or "damn" was permitted at G. D. Sweet Famous Players' "Sunday school" productions?
- ... that Frontex's role in pushbacks of migrants in Greece has led to investigations by the European Parliament, EU Ombudsman, and EU anti-fraud agency?
- ... that the documentary Nerds 2.0.1 has been criticized for racial inequality among its 50 featured pioneers of the internet?
- ... that the Franco-Belgian comic book Hans had its title changed in Poland due to lingering ill-feeling toward Germany?
- ... that Galac-Tac, launched in 1982 as a play-by-mail game, is still available today for play on the web?
- ... that The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe isn't a book that perhaps cannot be written?