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On July 5, 1852, abolitionist Frederick Douglass responded to America's Independence Day celebrations with a speech… https://t.co/0I3b0YyCOZ
7/3
2020
"To stay silent is to endorse the violence of history and power. We stand with Black Americans in the fight for jus… https://t.co/PE6OYDynJs
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6/4
2020
Turkish chemist Aziz Sancar and his team were the first to discover the two genes responsible for keeping human's c… https://t.co/qNUHqPwB4z
5/30
2020
Those numbers are the beginning of a mathematical constant that has been represented by the Greek letter "ŌÄ" since‚Ķ https://t.co/hjzIRj2AG23.1415926535897932384626433 ... [thread]In December 1961, India forcibly expelled the Portuguese from Goa in under a day. Learn more on Wikipedia:‚Ķ https://t.co/eMgqpELyJL
5/29
2020
When African-American former slave Jordan Anderson was asked to come back and work for his old master, he replied w… https://t.co/FJEyN1gDv8Let's correct the record: lemmings do not deliberately jump off cliffs together. https://t.co/i2PJxAOKs8 https://t.co/NqKlZJsvUf
5/28
2020
Perhaps you're more familiar with its cinematic equivalent: the Mexican standoff. https://t.co/DWeh0sfs7XIt's a truel! A variety of forms of truels have been studied in game theory. https://t.co/YQpCzDqI6gWhat's the name for a duel between three opponents? (Answer's in the thread.) @directofficial @Wikipedia Wikipedia in general is a wonder of the internet
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5/27
2020
@imaquietkid @directofficial ‚ėļÔłŹThe message was intended to be the word "login," but the ARPANET connection crashed in the middle. Hence, "lo."In 1969, "lo" was the first successful message sent on ARPANET by UCLA student programmer Charley Kline. https://t.co/C8KKTtJvyNloSeveral animals have received university degrees ... ... from fraudulent diploma mills. https://t.co/69MAnxN5M4 https://t.co/ISelT0F45mIn Europe, Budweiser is Bud. In the United States, Budweiser is Czechvar. Confused? Wikipedia's got your back: https://t.co/Sei4s7JymF
5/26
2020
Ever heard of the "butt fumble"? https://t.co/6sqLw80orWA child: "I'm hungry" A father: "Hi, Hungry, I'm Dad." https://t.co/E2WgJ5qINN
5/25
2020
Can't get that melody out of your head? Earworms are usually 15 to 30 seconds in length and are more common in thos… https://t.co/7aSSXCP6bcSnow leopards' tails are thick due to fat storage and are very thickly covered with fur. This allows them to be us… https://t.co/ocwVlWlC6FIndian Railways runs the world's fourth-largest railroad network. As of 2016, the system employed 1.3 million peopl… https://t.co/hooBDufoc1
5/24
2020
Cats may have developed purring as an evolutionary advantage. https://t.co/4EjKVEYTOH https://t.co/3hCANUZE4JThe Knights of Malta once tried to colonize the Americas. It didn't go well. Here's why: https://t.co/D0XRVLRQ8L
5/23
2020
Katabatic winds, propelled by the force of gavity, can rush down elevated slopes at *hurricane* speeds. Learn more‚Ķ https://t.co/002eL6vCWUIn 1959, nine hikers died deep in the Siberian wilderness‚ÄĒsome of them quite violently. We still don't know what h‚Ķ https://t.co/FoGVIe76tdYes, the photographer made sure to purchase insurance just in case they couldn't get out of the way of these stampe‚Ķ https://t.co/m2KsP9kTXh
5/22
2020
"Tulip mania" refers to a time in February 1637 where prices for in-fashion tulip bulbs skyrocketed, then dramatica… https://t.co/yrZAUvwXjoRaise a steaming cup to toast the first-ever UN-recognized International Tea Day. Credible records of tea drinking… https://t.co/PC6tUry1cR
5/21
2020
Can you imagine hearing something across an ocean? The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in present-day Indonesia was one… https://t.co/YrHyB1coPh
Retweeted by WikipediaA study has proposed that if someone in a group feels others are slacking off, they'll lower their effort to match… https://t.co/qZThpi2P4VToday is World Bee Day. Bees play an important role in nature through their pollination of plants, but face increas… https://t.co/9pYwdGL5HR
5/20
2020
The British division of the Hoover vacuum company once offered two free plane tickets to any customer purchasing at… https://t.co/v8tF7iv6kBCan you imagine hearing something across an ocean? The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in present-day Indonesia was one… https://t.co/YrHyB1coPh
5/18
2020
On TV, forensic analysis of a crime scene is often shown to be infallible. But some techniques, once believed to b… https://t.co/WI03NKdbflHave you ever seen a tower for goats? https://t.co/V3RsI5NKgb
5/17
2020
Sibyl Hathaway affectionately called Sark, the island she ruled over, "the last bastion of feudalism." It was the… https://t.co/GvimfyEvSB
5/16
2020
Vacuuming a car in 1916. https://t.co/bN7lIMsaid https://t.co/v4yebeaFJNToday is the International Day of Families, so here's over 7,000 words about them. https://t.co/R6ooVEHSZr
5/15
2020
Come to think of it, bears and Battlestar Galactica will be in the Bs too...Have you gotten to the letter B yet? We've heard the page on beets is particularly great. https://t.co/a2vMeVVPHnOnce upon a time, the governments of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile got themselves into a hugely expensive naval arms… https://t.co/9DHmKpP9goYou probably use some sort of clock every day. You may have even heard of sundials. But how about a candle clock?… https://t.co/O438O8EOyI
5/14
2020
The John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame has occasionally proved to not be eternal. For example: in December 1963, a grou‚Ķ https://t.co/g4YQfUwSGrIn 1672, Dutch citizens killed and partially ate their prime minister. https://t.co/ZzKrCtEvnR https://t.co/zWPlwieaOaEver wonder what bubble tea or "boba" is? Created in Taiwan and now available worldwide, bubble tea includes tea‚ÄĒ‚Ķ https://t.co/OOwZs9LM2b
Retweeted by WikipediaEver wonder what bubble tea or "boba" is? Created in Taiwan and now available worldwide, bubble tea includes tea‚ÄĒ‚Ķ https://t.co/OOwZs9LM2b
5/13
2020
A 12th century English legend involves a brother and sister who spoke an unknown language and would only eat beans.… https://t.co/XSZK5alvjRWhat did the bison say to his son before leaving for the day? ... Bye, son. https://t.co/RZ4ZUIOvoX https://t.co/Gg22wROx4P
5/12
2020
If you've played too much Tetris in your life, you might find yourself hallucinating pieces being generated and fal… https://t.co/rJvpGN9gMWCrush, Texas was the name of a temporary "city" created for the purpose of smashing two steam locomotives together.… https://t.co/Q5XSLZnWxC
5/11
2020
In 1835, a New York newspaper declared that life had been discovered on the Moon. That claim was not quite accurat… https://t.co/fwTFHP2R06We come to you now with a PSA: Frisland is not real. https://t.co/SHXgS57LQh https://t.co/k0WOY00nYT
5/10
2020
How hot can a pepper get? Some people want to find out. https://t.co/lKkQO7ojpO https://t.co/cVpFnfbqNdAlthough we’re still not sure what kind of meat it was, we know that 45 people in our global community of volunteer… https://t.co/DJHIpqt7pA
5/9
2020
Ever use your finger to write "wash me" on a car? You've just created some reverse graffiti.… https://t.co/jv6XkOpBFY @ChiExplores Thank you! Here's some info about how we built them: https://t.co/tTWaKF0IyWIn a 2005 vote, The Fighting Temeraire was named the UK's favorite painting. Its creator, J. M. W. Turner, was kno… https://t.co/8BomjBGnz2
5/8
2020
Trivia fact: The first professional to shatter a backboard was short-lived NBA player Chuck Connors, who in 1946 th… https://t.co/T2xgvLbkyLThe thunderous dunks of @SHAQ led the @NBA to strengthen its backboards and change its rules.… https://t.co/1CaLxr6bbnMuphry's law states that criticizing someone else's spelling results in a spelling mistake of your own. https://t.co/akkpiKqlPZ
5/7
2020
Need a deep read to pass some time today? Try this link! You'll get a randomized Wikipedia article, vetted and "fe… https://t.co/ZxQ3PeJ6aWThanks to all our readers for wanting to know what eight of our volunteers know about mice in space.… https://t.co/CYA1CvHwB7
5/6
2020
@simonschre Yup! Meet the chemical name of titin, the largest known protein. https://t.co/Bq1eJwerLb(In case you're wondering, the identity of the longest word in English depends upon the definition of what constitu… https://t.co/sVJ3WwxWrJThat's the longest word ever to appear in literature. Learn more: https://t.co/2gqMH8F8BLLopado­temacho­selacho­galeo­kranio­leipsano­drim­hypo­trimmato­silphio­parao­melito­katakechy­meno­kichl­epi­kossy… https://t.co/OURsFF51nvEvery crew member taking a Russian space flight watches White Sun of the Desert, a 1970 film, on the night before t… https://t.co/VPtjA67GxV
5/5
2020
During Emilia Clarke's audition for Game of Thrones, she did the funky chicken and danced like a robot. She got th… https://t.co/vceFP7E5NdHow much would you pay for a cube-shaped watermelon? US$83? https://t.co/WnNLRuC3f2
5/4
2020
It's no Tiger King‚ÄĒbut have you heard of "the most dangerous movie ever made"? https://t.co/jWK1rS0Hfl https://t.co/YhPzddXGZDWe‚Äôre all a little desperate, but we‚Äôre all in this together. Thank you to our readers. https://t.co/8vK0dETEwT https://t.co/PLxAuG2qN7
5/3
2020
Librarian Megan Rosenbloom, an expert in anthropodermic bibliopegy, can determine if a book is bound in human skin.… https://t.co/JilbOkpnRB"Among the most loathed pieces of public art in Scotland" was a statue of Mel Gibson as William Wallace (of Bravehe… https://t.co/0CYUfiAWxX
5/2
2020
Here's a direct link to the section in question: https://t.co/OOr8OVS5ITIs it U.S., US, or USA? On the English Wikipedia, an internal manual of style governs which one to choose. https://t.co/j947TgWzQgIn these tough times, we’re glad we can read about the origins of bread right before we bake it.… https://t.co/JurMFBoly2
5/1
2020
On this day in 1975, the Vietnam War ended. https://t.co/gOICLqdug9
4/30
2020
In 1982, baseball's @Mariners introduced a bullpen car designed to look like a tugboat. None of its players ever r… https://t.co/zg98cGzX6R
4/29
2020
Congratulations to the Turkish Wikipedia, which now contains over 350,000 articles. https://t.co/zgR1l269Gn
4/28
2020
@CaydenTheDawg Thank you! We've just posted this on Instagram: https://t.co/K0KDXlEo32Wojtek was a bear who reached the rank of corporal in the Polish Army. Influenced by the soldiers around him, Wojt… https://t.co/PN0eJoyxQg
4/27
2020
This happened 34 years ago, not 24. Our apologies for the typo!On this day 24 years ago: the No. 4 reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded, creating the worst nucle… https://t.co/zNcG5yzIaD
4/26
2020
Have you ever tried a pisco sour‚ÄĒand if so, which version? Chile and Peru both claim the pisco sour as their natio‚Ķ https://t.co/wrWyL2bO5B
4/25
2020
This is a short list of methods scientists use to measure happiness. https://t.co/zWOJ6hfs21
4/24
2020
Fanta: a soft drink born from supply shortages in Nazi Germany during WWII. The ingredients were called "leftovers… https://t.co/mxkgB9kJeY
4/23
2020
Gunther IV, apparently worth $200 million, is a dog dynasty who inherited money from Countess Karlotta Liebenstein… https://t.co/Gh8WMr3Lnx
4/22
2020
On this day in 1934: Supposed proof of the Loch Ness Monster was published in the Daily Mail. Known as the "surgeon… https://t.co/mlRqmfEJZ9Prince, a musician of rare talent and influence, passed away on this day four years ago. https://t.co/VcFTLiRK12 https://t.co/LmKYIX8fLH
4/21
2020
@CaydenTheDawg Hello! Can we have your permission to spotlight this tweet on here and/or other social media platforms?What is the worst car ever made? This list of cars known for their negative reception may hold the answer:… https://t.co/VrqPkfZXly
4/20
2020
At 11 years old, Sky Brown is the youngest professional skateboarder in the world. https://t.co/d7mLfiAiNX
4/19
2020
Over the last few months, nearly 40,000 volunteers have donated their time to create, update, and translate Wikiped… https://t.co/dyFJiwPNm2In 1897, three Swedish men attempted to fly over the North Pole with a balloon. They did not succeed.… https://t.co/h00tRCoMtw
4/18
2020
Have you ever wondered why you've never seen a wheeled animal? Wonder no more: https://t.co/I6N4Wd38Qo https://t.co/Lp8Sb1nv8N
4/17
2020
In a battle between helicopters and sand, the sand will eventually win. When viewed at night, though, sand hittin… https://t.co/dtXsmExMAd
4/16
2020
On this day one year ago: a fire severely damaged the Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, destroying the building's timb… https://t.co/R7Q6a2OpuY
4/15
2020

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