Did You Know……..

Did you know…

From Wikipedia’s newest content:

A group of passing-by people, including two children stopped at a child lying face down on a street

  • … that among the Jewish ghettos in German-occupied Poland the most populous was the Warsaw Ghetto (pictured) with over 400,000 inhabitants crammed into an area of 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)?
  • … that The Herald said the character Manda from Alan Warner’s 2010 novel The Stars in the Bright Sky was “the most vivid, aggravating lynchpin in recent Scottish fiction”?
  • … that when the SS Ava was wrecked off the coast of Ceylon in February 1858, her passengers included Lady Julia Inglis and her sons, John and Alfred, who were evacuees from the Siege of Lucknow, and the ship’s doctor, James Little, who was later to become Honorary Physician to King George V?
  • … that Temple III at the Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala was the last pyramid ever built there?
  • … that Green Seamount, an underwater volcano, could have taken up to 260,000 years to reach its present height?
  • … that, in 1933, when attempts were made to restore the monarchy in Bavaria to stall the Nazis’ rise to power, Adolf Hitler warned the Bavarian government that this would lead to a “terrible catastrophe”?
  • … that although Jeremy Howard-Williams was a fighter pilot, he wrote the “classic account of the sail-maker’s art”?

Did You Know…….

Did you know…

From Wikipedia’s newest content:

View of a wide lit tunnel stretching into the distance

  • … that the underground Fortress of Mimoyecques (pictured) was built by Nazi Germany to bombard London with 10 shells a minute using the V-3 supergun?
  • … that the competition to build the fastest production motorcycle raged for over a century, and then ended in a truce?
  • … that Indian communist leader V. Subbiah was elected to the Senate of France in 1947?
  • … that DarkOrbit is an online game that gives players a chance to win up to £10,000 of real cash?
  • … that Judge Hugo Friend, who presided over the 1921 Black Sox trial, smiled as the defendants were acquitted and died in 1966 while listening by radio to a White Sox game?
  • … that a proud Massachusetts father commissioned award-winning composer Peter Child to compose a string quartet in honor of his son’s birth?
  • … that the wasp Dinocampus coccinellae can turn a ladybird into a “zombie bodyguard”?

Did You Know . . . .

Did you know…

From Wikipedia’s newest content:

RMS Titanic Musicians' Memorial, Southampton

  • … that the Titanic Musicians’ Memorial (pictured) in Southampton features the hymn, “Nearer, My God, to Thee”, commonly believed to have been played as the ship went down?
  • … that Will June, grandfather of a National Football League Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion linebacker, is the oldest player to officially bowl consecutive 300-games?
  • … that phonon noise is a major source of noise in cryogenically cooled superconducting transition edge sensors?
  • … that Tambora, a Papuan language, was once spoken in the middle of Indonesia near Bali, far to the west of Papua, until the trading state that used it was wiped out by the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815?
  • … that the indie video game Digital: A Love Story is set “five minutes into the future of 1988”?
  • … that Arab prince Al-Abbas ibn al-Ma’mun refused to take the throne even though he was the only son of the previous caliph and had the support of the army?
  • … that Nazi scientists claimed to have trained a dog to call “Adolf Hitler” as “Mein Führer”?